Help with Rehab due to Health Problems for Staley Family

For: Jim & Pam Staley
Elsberry, MO
Organizer: Jim & Pam Staley
$2,349
of $5,000 goal.
Raised by 28 donors
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The Story

Jim and I bought this 'last ever' house three years ago and  were so blessed - we still believe that. It was a foreclosure and it was something we could financially afford as we both are retired and on Social Security.

Unfortunately - the last 18 months have been riddled with various health problems causing numerous visits to the doctor - all to no avail and leaving us constantly sick.

Recently, we found out that the problem in the house is due to allergens and mold spores and all the carpeting in the house must be removed and the entire house treated. This has caused major concerns for us as our limited income affords no extra leeway for doing this type of repair. We need to do this as soon as possible and if you can help in anyway, we would be greatly appreciative.

Thank you for considering helping us in this urgent matter. If you would prefer to help but don't want to go thru this, you can either use paypal (as a gift) and the email staley007 at gmail.com or send to 16 Fossil Lane, Elsberry, MO 63343. Again, while we are of the generation that 'doesn't ask for help' ... we find ourselves in a real pickle. May you be 100% blessed back by your help and prayers!

**** Also - please note that if you do donate - there is a 'link' next to your amount where you can CHANGE the suggested donation to 'You Caring' .. you can choose 0$ to be donated to them - which means you are not paying to help us out - it will take that amount out on our end - which we would prefer.**** (Just found that out)

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 20, 2017

Posted on March 20, 2017

Update and THANK YOU!

We haven't posted an update in a couple weeks - and this will be our last one. But for those of you that  have requested that we keep you updated - here it is. We still have a ways to go - still have 3 rooms to remove carpet from but the change in our health is beginning to be noticeably apparent. For those of you that have written to me saying that you experienced the same symptoms and have been bombarded with medical treatments that haven't helped .. I'd still say- start close to home! We've learned that MOLD is EVERYWHERE! And if you even think you might have a problem - get it tested! You do not have to SEE mold to HAVE mold!

So....we just wanted to sincerely, from the bottom of our hearts, THANK the several people that have not only reached out but walked out their faith in the form of helping us! From the dollars that helped us even get started, to the ones who actually were able to come over and help to the prayers sent up, it has been an experience that has had many emotions and major results!

It has been an extremely humbling experience to have to ask for help, but it has been an overwhelming faith builder to witness the love and outreached hands from those that responded to our plea. Those that also are struggling and have problems of their own but found the love in their hearts to help anyway to those who did the backbreaking work . This is for you...you know who you are ;-) ... and we will forever be 'connected' in a way that truly matters. As a good friend (whom I've never met in person!) said on my wall - if everyone on your wall gave $5 - well... that really stuck in my heart. I will never forget that!So, thank you, each and every one of you, may you be abundantly blessed!!


Posted on March 15, 2017

Posted on March 15, 2017

We haven't updated in a while, and felt that some of you  might want to know how it's going. So far we have master bedroom, dining room and living room finished. YEAH!!!! Never thought Jim would get the trim in but he did! He did an amazing job - wasn't easy on his knees, but he's a trooper! We are down to the smaller bedrooms and hopefully by the end of the month the carpeting will be ripped out, the rooms resprayed, the basement resprayed and by then - spring will be here and we can open all the windows for extra help in circulation!

As for the coughing/sneezing/congestion that I've had for over 18 months ... it still bewilders me how it hit me so hard and not Jim. I'm the one who eats healthy, works outside as much as I can in the garden, tries to exercise etc etc.... he's the one that ... well, doesn't. And yet, I'm the one that succumbed to the mold. It doesn't make any sense. It also doesn't make any sense that SO MANY people our age have written to me and said they have the SAME symptoms!! Some have not been able to get rid of the symptoms for months on end .. makes one wonder... chem trails? something in the water? food? Ok....let me get my tin hat back out.... naw... it's mold. Good thing I have good friends that can snap me out of my pity parties!


Posted on March 15, 2017

Posted on March 15, 2017

We haven't updated in a while, and felt that some of you  might want to know how it's going. So far we have master bedroom, dining room and living room finished. YEAH!!!! Never thought Jim would get the trim in but he did! He did an amazing job - wasn't easy on his knees, but he's a trooper! We are down to the smaller bedrooms and hopefully by the end of the month the carpeting will be ripped out, the rooms resprayed, the basement resprayed and by then - spring will be here and we can open all the windows for extra help in circulation!

As for the coughing/sneezing/congestion that I've had for over 18 months ... it still bewilders me how it hit me so hard and not Jim. I'm the one who eats healthy, works outside as much as I can in the garden, tries to exercise etc etc.... he's the one that ... well, doesn't. And yet, I'm the one that succumbed to the mold. It doesn't make any sense. It also doesn't make any sense that SO MANY people our age have written to me and said they have the SAME symptoms!! Some have not been able to get rid of the symptoms for months on end .. makes one wonder... chem trails? something in the water? food? Ok....let me get my tin hat back out.... naw... it's mold. Good thing I have good friends that can snap me out of my pity parties!

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