Update: I have been a bit frustrated that I haven’t been able to raise more money for Isaiah and his mom for his medical and care and living expenses. I know times are tough. I know I keep asking a lot of from you but please, please, please, go to http://www.giveforward.com/teamisaiah and make whatever donation you can. Then again, when I am nice, like I was in the original blog below, there are fewer donations. However, when I am a “bully” and I “guilt-trip” like I was accused of after writing “Watching the Wreckage” I raise more. Or maybe it is just people donate more to us because they feel, either through the TV episodes or this blog or both, that they know us better, while I get that you don’t really know Isaiah and his mother, or Kelly and her daughter, Briana.
If that is the case, I am asking you to please trust me. The only difference between us and these other two families is that we got a Discovery Health Special. That’s it.
I will update on Jani and our situation soon, but I can’t right now. I am not ready to share. Jani has been struggling lately and right now I guess I don’t have the courage to face those emotions. I am also trying to finish the book, which is my main focus because when I do I am going to set up a financial co-operative for families with mentally ill children. Every one contributes when they can and anybody can take when they need it.
In the meantime, I want to thank my readers who have contributed money to Team Isaiah but more is still needed. Click here for more information and to donate.
Another support group family, the Schaffers, are facing getting the electricity turned off. So are millions of other Americans, I know. But the Schaffer’s daughter, Briana, has what Jani has. She has schizophrenia. And the darkness will send her into a psychotic tailspin.
I keep getting comments that ask me “What are you going to do? You can’t keep begging for money forever. Something has to change.”
But that’s just it. It won’t change. Ever.
It won’t change for us. It won’t change for Isaiah and his mother. It won’t change for Briana and her family. It won’t change for Pickles and her family. It won’t change for Alysha and her family. It won’t change for Maddox and his family.
It won’t ever change. These children have a severe mental illness.
This is our life now.
And it always will be.
I know I ask for a lot.
I have to. Until I can take care of these families myself, I have to.