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Brown-Braddy Family Fundraiser

$2,550raised of $25,000 goal
10%

Organizer: Christopher B Allen & Angela Price Beneficiary: Charlotte Costner Brown & Daughter Robin

'Help needed for Charlotte Brown & her daughter, Robin'! Both of Robin's parents are in a nursing home. Robin suffers from Fibromyalgia & other degenerative medical conditions.

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Hello! The first thing I want to say, is "thank you" very much to all who take a few minutes out of your busy life to read about these dear folks. It is more appreciated than you can ever know!

My name is Christopher Allen. I grew up around the block from the Brown family. They are friendly, genuine, down-to-earth, good people who loves everyone. They welcomed every kid in the neighborhood into their home. Anyone who ever went to their house was always treated just like family. We loved going over there.

I am a long-time friend of this family-especially Robin, Charlotte and John Brown's only living child. Robin's brother passed away suddenly at the age of 44 in 1999. We were all close friends back in the day, playing together and riding our bikes around the neighborhood. Their mom, Charlotte, is one of the sweetest people on the planet. Anyone who knows her, also knows this. Likewise, so is her daughter.

About Robin:

At fifty-three, she is now disabled due to Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, severe scoliosis, and degenerative disc disease. In 2008, she was forced to close the business of 25 plus years that she and her mom established. A single working mom, she raised her child, and always helped take care of her mom, Charlotte, as much as possible-especially after doctors diagnosed her with blood clots, diabetes, and a heart condition which required an immediate pacemaker to save her mom's life.

When her dad could no longer care for himself, Robin became his primary care giver. After about two years she had to find him a small handicap apartment due to safety concerns after several falls. He became ill just as they were about to move him into his new apartment. Finally, she saw no other option but to place him in a nursing home after a hospital stay. It was indeed a heartbreaking decision for her.

She went directly from caring for her dad, to caring for her mom, Charlotte, after her daughter left for college. On Jan. 30, 2013 (due to a possible stroke), Charlotte fell and was hospitalized for ten days. It was very touch and go the entire time and Robin feared she may not make it. By the grace of God, she pulled through, but went directly into a nursing home from the hospital.

Today, both of Robin's parents live in the same nursing home on opposite halls. Sadly, Charlotte is now in the early stages of Alzheimer's. Robin's only remaining family members include a few elderly aunts, and some cousins who are scattered about the country. Charlotte's only brother, and Robin's "most beloved" uncle, passed away in May of this year. Even sadder is the many months of lack of family, and a loving emotional support system to help get Robin through her many dark days.

Robin's now dealing with a financial setback. One that's reached a very critical point. She's struggling to pay her mortgage to keep her home, pay the utilities, phone, etc., due in part to having to pay outstanding, out-of-pocket medical expenses for her parents- neither of which have long-term health care insurance. There's simply NO way that any one person on the planet could continue to try and do all of this on their own. Especially one who relies solely on a disability check. Her current needs include help getting caught up with some past due financial obligations in order to get over this hump, and bring everything to current status.

A bit more about Robin. She devoted herself to nursing for twenty plus years, and again later as a second job to help raise her daughter, now a Junior, & an honor student in college. She was deeply committed to providing the best care possible to her patients. She has a genuine love for the elderly, and worked mostly among the geriatric population, the terminally ill, and dying. All she's ever done her entire life is help other people. Now, my friend needs help.

This family's current situation is a very unusual one, as it carries such an overwhelming, and almost debilitating amount of stress for one person. For Robin, it's been life-altering. For us, this fundraiser is simply the right, and Godly thing to do to try and help. We pray that others will be spirit-led, see the imminent needs of this family, and do whatever possible to help our friends and neighbors in this fragile time in their lives.

Please know! We respect your privacy 100%. We absolutely would not violate that, nor divulge "any" of your personal information, should you choose to remain an anonymous donor. Please visit often to read new updates.

Lastly, if anyone has any questions at all as to the validity of this family's current crisis, we're more than happy to oblige you in any way that you may request. 
Again, we truly thank you for reading, and may God bless you for the time you took to do so.

Sincerely,
Christopher Allen & Angela Price


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10/29/2013
by Christopher B Allen & Angela Price
We want to thank Robin's high school friend for their donation! Although you wish to remain anonymous, we know, you know, and God knows who you are, and knows your heart. HE "WILL" bless you for helping this family! A BIG THANK YOU! Robin loves ya!

Chris & Angela
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10/01/2013
by Christopher B Allen & Angela Price
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10/01/2013
by Christopher B Allen & Angela Price
We'd like to shout out a huge 'thank you' to the Hogue Family for their generous donation! It's our first donation and was received via regular mail! We were surprised beyond words when we opened it! We've taken the liberty of scanning your sweet note accompanying your donation, and have posted it to our donor page. May God richly bless you for your love and support! We will absolutely keep you updated. Thank you also for your encouraging words. They came at a time when we felt like giving up. Thank you again so much!
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09/29/2013
by Christopher B Allen & Angela Price
Blessings from The Hogue Family! Los Angeles CA donated $2,500.00 Selected to make name anonymous: No Selected to hide donation: No Donation Type: Offline Date: 09/29/2013

Dear Christopher and Angela,
Our hats go off to you for what the two of you are doing for this family. It's a rarity to have such wonderful friends like you guys! Please do not abandon this endeavor that you've begun. Even when it feels as though you're getting nowhere. We know how difficult fundraising can be, but it's extremely rewarding! We believe you will reach your goal if you remain passionate about your cause. We'll be keeping an eye out for further updates. God bless you all!

Sincerely,
The Hogue Family


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09/27/2013
by Christopher B Allen & Angela Price
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09/26/2013
by Christopher B Allen & Angela Price
Somewhere along the way, I failed to mention that donations are also accepted, and welcomed via postal mail. I apologize for omitting this "very" important detail. I realize that many people don't have a PayPal account, nor do they wish to use a credit card for online transactions. If paying off-line, please mail donations to the address below & made payable to me, or to Charlotte Ann Brown, or Robin Braddy. Also note-"For Brown-Braddy funraiser", in the memo of check or money order. Again, I apologize for any convenience or confusion this may have caused! God Bless you, and please continue to lift up this sweet family in prayer. 

Sincerely,
Chris


Mail donations to:
Christopher B Allen-Organizer 
Brown-Braddy Family Fundraiser
403 Miles Road
Shelby, NC 28150

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09/17/2013
by Christopher B Allen & Angela Price
Hello, I was finally able to get Robin to sit down and make a video about this fundraiser. Please watch, like, share, etc. Thank you!

Chris Allen

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09/17/2013
by Christopher B Allen & Angela Price
We would like to thank everyone who came out in support of Charlotte Costner Brown & Robin at Saturday's Yard Sale. We raised $400.00 in a few hours! We still have some gorgeous ladies designer clothing, purses & shoes that need to be gone to clear out much needed space. Please email if interested. Thank you!
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09/13/2013
by Christopher B Allen & Angela Price
LOOK !!! HUGE FUNDRAISER YARD SALE TO BENEFIT Charlotte Ann Costner Brown & Daughter, Robin Renee Brown-Braddy

Organizers: Angela Price & Chris Allen


When:Saturday 9/14/13 Sale starts at 8 o'clock a.m. No early birds please.
Where:403 Miles Road
          Shelby, NC


Ladies designer apparel, purses, shoes, art, vintage items, antiques, glassware, collectibles,   furniture, & loads of really great, unique iems. It's a massive amount of stuff! Something for everyone! We'll also be holding a silent auction for bigger ticket items. This is only part of the merchandise that's left from Robin's boutique, Vintage n' Vogue, that she was forced to close in July of this year. Beautiful ladies designer items! Must see! Would you please share this update on Facebook & Twitter? Thank you for your support!

Angela Price & Chris Allen
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09/08/2013
by Christopher B Allen & Angela Price
We received some disturbing news about Charlotte. Right after entering the nursing home, she developed some sort of eye infection in her right eye that took a long time to heal. Not too long after, when Robin went to visit, she noticed a "HUGE", and very hard swelling ( like a mass), around her right cheek. The doctor treated it as cellulitis and gave her antibiotics, but Robin felt it was something more. Friday she received a call from the nurse. The doctor is now referring her to a surgeon to perform a biopsy. Please pray for Charlotte as she goes for this procedure. We will post the date when we have it. Robin's now thinking that the problem with her eye, and now the swelling, could well been tied to her mother's fall in January. She feels that it's yet another setback, as she's slated to come home before the end of Sept. Continued prayers for Robin as she tries to cope with this new information.
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08/31/2013
by Christopher B Allen & Angela Price
Dear Potential Supporters,
We're still praying for a miracle for this family! Thank you for your consideration! You may not know this,  but you would be helping a "true" earth angel. Though you see a genuinely sad woman in her video, God knows, this woman is incredibly gifted. I know that He,and I, & her family want to see her smile again, and to also get back to her true love which is writing-where she inspires and helps others to discover "real" truth in this lfe. God has endowed Robyn with such wisdom and grace. Just sitting and talking with her-one walks away feeling as if they've been blessed. She has this awesome spirit force about her that I will never be able to put into words. I can only say, she's a true gift from God and I wish that everyone could know her like I do. Thanks again & blessings to all! 
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