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Emergency travel to support grieving and sick parent.

  • Update     15 August 2020
    Posted by: Mariska Lochead

    First of all a massive thank you to all of you who have supported me and my family in this difficult time. You have truly made a very stressful situation more bearable.

    I have arrived safely in the Netherlands. Heart breakingly not in time to personally say goodbye to my dad. He passed away before my flight departed.

    However I have been able to be a great support to my mum and arrange and be present at his funeral. We buried my dad last Monday.

    The service was simple but full of respect and love. God has been carrying me through this time, together with the encouragement of many different people along the way.

    My mum is in a physical therapy and rehabilitation unit. She was paralyzed on her left side after the stroke and is only very slowly recovering. All caregivers and doctors agree that it's very unlikely she will ever be able to go home again to independent living.

    In the mean time I have had to organize all my father's affairs and try and find a suitable care home for my mum. Slowly things are being set up but there is a lot to get through and get my head around.

    Thank you so very much. Because of your generous donations I can afford my flight and also ensure care for my mum and pay for lawyers and other cost made in this trying time.

    My mum is so grateful to have me here. Every day I help her with daily task and she looks at me with such gratitude.

    You have really made a difference and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart that you played a part in bringing us together.

    Much love from me and my family

    Mariska Lochead

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