- Posted May 28, 2014 by
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Tell us the Good Stuff!
No! My sister won't go...through the system
My nephew was forced to plan and execute his mother’s home going celebration that included a burial service for a seven month old baby girl. I tell you nothing could have ever prepared me for seeing a mother and her baby lying in the same casket. If that wasn’t enough my nephew took over guardianship of his little sister Jackie, who is twelve years old and has cerebral palsy. She is unable to walk, unable to speak w/her voice (she sign’s), uses a feeding tube for basic nourishment, uses diapers, has a lot of doctor and physical therapy appointments. The state does not grant enough hours for a caregiver so he can continue to work fulltime. He refused to allow his sister to go through the system. He has since lost his job and is forced to sell his home and relocate to a single level home due to proving 24 hour care to his sister, Jackie. Most of all when asked what do you need his first response is often an electric wheelchair for his sister or a much needed family vacation in the sun and one that Jackie can fully participate in. My nephew, DeMarco has the strength of a thousand men and continues to be the good stuff.