Help a Hurting Helper

by Brent Blackburn

Personal campaign Keep it all Kokomo, IN, US

Hello, My name is Brent and going against my own pride and ideals, I desperately need help. Back in 2006 my mother was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme Stage IV and being the youngest in the family and also having just finished High School ... See the whole story

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Hello,

My name is Brent and going against my own pride and ideals, I desperately need help. Back in 2006 my mother was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme Stage IV and being the youngest in the family and also having just finished High School I took on the responsability of being her caregiver.

It was a long road with ups and downs, good news and bad news, but it was worth it to see her smile and I loved how close we had become after the rebellious years.

In 2009 I noticed that my teeth were becoming less than spectacular but with my being unemployed I let it go and just continued on brushing and flossing hoping the problem would go away.. it didn't; by 2012 my teeth were starting to disintegrate.

In April of that year two things happened. I married the woman of my dreams who understood the situation and then a short two week later my mother passed away.. it was the end of the world for me. I knew the time would come but I wasn't prepared for it to happen so suddenly and I hadn't taken the time to properly think about what would happen afterwards since my goal all of those years was to make sure that she was kept at her best in any way possible. 

Fastforward to now. I'm 25 and in a poor situation where my teeth are heavily affecting everything I do on a daily basis. My wife, bless her for everything she has done for me, has been soley supporting me through most of it. My health has been in a sharp decline over the past few months and I have had quite some difficulty holding a job due to my inability to focus on my work.

I am asking for help, please. Help me finally start my life. Help me to finally be able to take care of my wife the way she has taken care of me. Help me to make my mother proud of the man she raised. Even if I don't recieve the donations needed to get past this, I know my mother would be proud that in the end I was able to look past my pride and ask for help.. even if it took a very long time.

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