Keep Christy Moving!

For: Christy Bloemendaal
Chicago, IL
Organizer: Rayven
Keep Christy Moving! (Christy Bloemendaal)
$35,390
of $100,000 goal
35% Complete
Raised by 190 donors

The Story

Hello, friend!  Welcome to the crowdfunding site for Christy Bloemendaal!
Christy is my mom, and she is living in Chicago. Unfortunately, she is also living with a lot of challenges.  She suffers from multiple co-occurring illnesses that make tasks that are simple for most of us impossible for her to complete.  My mom copes with chronic, lifelong pain and debilitating fatigue.  Her mental illness also makes work and accomplishing daily tasks very difficult at times.  She sees multiple specialists, has weekly therapy sessions, and spends as much time as her insurance company will allow in physical and occupational therapy.  My mom often has four or more appointments in a week, all with physicians and therapists who are working to keep her as healthy as possible. She takes over twenty medications, and has a list of ailments so long that she cannot recount them from memory. The most affecting of her diseases are also "invisible illness" and cannot be seen by others.  This causes much stress, since she often feels she needs to prove or justify her need.  My mom was without income for over three years while she fought for her disability benefits, and now that she has them, the amount she is given is $750 per month.  That isn't enough to survive on, and it certainly isn't enough to thrive on. This site helps to make up the difference between the state disability payment and the actual cost of living. We would greatly appreciate your support in making up that difference and helping to give my mom the best possible life, even though she suffers these disabling conditions.  Donations are used toward medication, adaptive aids, transportation, basic household need/supply, and numerous therapies to help keep my mom well. She works very hard to maintain her health, to cope with challenges, to stay positive, and to keep moving despite great difficulty.  The least we can do is to help eliminate the financial burden that she carries, and keep her focus on her wellness.  Please consider giving or sharing this information with others who might give. Let's work together to Keep Christy Moving!  Thank you!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on July 15, 2018

Posted on July 15, 2018

Happy Birthday, Christy!!How much do you spend to show your love for someone on their birthday?  Do you take friends or family out to dinner? Or purchase a gift?  Let's all offer that much to Christy today in the form of a donation.  Well wishes for the coming year are wonderful!  Financial security for the coming year is even better!!  So, please donate today and show your love for Christy on her birthday. Let's make it a great day and celebrate her with the same generosity and care that she offers the world everyday! Thank you!!
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Posted on July 12, 2018

Posted on July 12, 2018

Just under $1500 to go to keep Christy safely housed and cared for this month. Please donate now and help keep Christy moving! Thank you!!!
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Posted on July 10, 2018

Posted on July 10, 2018

Friends, things are desperate in the finance department, and Christy needs immediate assistance.  Without $1900 in donations the rent, phone, and utilities cannot be paid, which puts her housing voucher in danger and makes homelessness a real possibility.  Please donate now and help to get Christy through this challenging time.  There have been several unexpected expenses, and fees and interest have been overwhelming because there has not been enough to cover all of that expense.  If funds do not come in today, Christy will be forced to pursue a payday loan, which will cause even more problems due to criminally high interest rates.  Please offer whatever you are able today to help keep Christy moving, and ensure that she is safe and cared for at this time.  Thank you!!!
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