Help Mrs.Mary get her scooter and freedom back!
$80 raised
27% of $300 goal
3 contributors
5 Years running
I have to share this... Yesterday I was leaving the post office after mailing a package when an elderly woman with a walker asked me to call her ride for her. I asked her if I could take her somewhere and she agreed and told me her address. She had ...
I have to share this... Yesterday I was leaving the post office after mailing a package when an elderly woman with a walker asked me to call her ride for her. I asked her if I could take her somewhere and she agreed and told me her address. She had been waiting for a bus for over an hour. I showed her where I had parked and we began to make our way to the car. Soon I realized that the reason she was moving so slowly was because her walker was missing a leg and was very unsteady. I remembered that we still had my husband David's walker from his surgery (that was in like new condition) so I asked her if she would like to have it. She said she would appreciate that very much but told me she didn't have any money. I told her not to worry and I ran by my house to get it for her. When we arrived at her "apartment" I helped her out of the car and we slowly made our way to her front door. She shared her life story with me on the short drive to her home and I really felt for this woman. She is 87 and has no family anymore. Her husband died 7 months ago and he left his car to their neighbor boy so he could drive "Mary" wherever she needed to go. She shared that he never answered her calls and that he didn't help her like he should. When we got to the door she shared with me that she rarely left the house because it was so hard for her to get in and out. She literally has to crawl up the ledge and pull her self into her "apartment" on all fours. Once in the apartment she showed me that she needs a mattress and had been waiting for the "neighbor boy" to take her to buy one but that he hasn't had time yet. She has been sleeping on a thin piece of foam for months! She can barely move around let alone cook or clean so her apartment was not in the best condition. I'm guessing she is eating only pre packaged foods. She shared with me that she had lived in Porterville for her entire life until her husband died. Her son is in jail in Deleno prison and he is dying and she will probably never see him again. I invited her to spend Thanksgiving with my family and I but she said it was too exhausting for her to walk anywhere. She has a scooter but said that it needs a new battery and that it costs 300$ to replace. I don't know if anyone could help in any way possible but prayers would be appreciated help this woman. Thank you for reading and please make sure you are all checking on all your family and friends this holiday. We are trying to help repair Mary's scooter and possibly try and make her home more accessible to her with a ramp and handles.
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