We've gotten to know a little bit about Carol, Brandi's mom, too. She and my husband both suffer from diabetes. This is a horrible disease. It affects every part of your body and life. It can be debilitating and not having a job and a financial support system (in the form of family) can only make it worse. She needs us, I know this because my husband was out of work for 4 1/2 years and it wasn't because he wasn't trying. Some employers look at the disease and not the person. He had my support, both moral and financial, as well as my father-in-laws. His brother kept saying mean things like he wasn't really trying and why didn't he work at McDonalds or someplace like that. They wouldn't hire him, again, they look at the disease and see the costs to them and not the person in front of them. He got lucky, my brother-on-law got him a job where he was working. It took a lot of "encouragement" on his part to get them to understand that my hubby wasn't "diseased" and that he would be a benefit to the company. I know if they could that Carol's family would help, they just can't right now. Please, she really needs the support of this wonderful cat blogging community. I hope no one takes offense at this, it isn't meant to guilt or push someone to donate. I just know she can use some help and that all of you are wonderful people who want to help. Even if you can't send money, send up a prayer and zap some good energy Carol's way. She really needs it! So, go over to Skeezix's and donate if you can.
Zippy, Sadie and Speedy's mom