A “curmudgeon” is defined as “a bad-tempered person” and I’m sad to say that for most of my life, I was one. In other words, I was an asshole.
And then I met Ashley. After learning her story, I honestly expected her to be worse than me. No one could possibly go through what she has gone through and come out a decent person on the other side.
Amazingly enough, Ashley has proven herself to be one of the most unflinchingly loving, caring, and giving people I have ever met. No matter how down she is, she is ready, willing, and able to listen to complete strangers and let them release all their pent up anger, despair, and depression.
In fact, to quote Jack Nicholson, knowing her has made me want to be a better person.
This is my first step in that direction.
Ashley is a 28-year-old mom of 3 amazing kids.
Unfortunately, her youngest, an astounding little boy with the brightest eyes and cutest smile, needs surgery. He has a condition called Hydrocephalus which is a build-up of fluid in the brain.
This is an incredibly dangerous condition as the additional fluid can put pressure on the brain resulting in brain damage. Even a simple fall and bump on the head can be life-threatening and we all know how rambunctious little boys can be.
Later this month, while most of us will be getting ready for Christmas dinner with friends and family, Ashley will be driving three hours from her home to meet with their new surgeon to discuss installing a shunt to help drain the fluid. This will require a hotel for the night and other expenses.
Ashley is also dealing with a strained divorce and to add just a bit more onto the dogpile, she recently received an eviction notice because the property owner needs to take possession of the property for their own use.
The purpose of this fundraiser is to help Ashley pay the rest of her legal bills so the divorce can be finalized as well as pay for travel costs related to her son’s surgery.
If you can’t donate, that’s fine. You can still help by spreading the word about this amazing angel by sharing it with your friends and family via your social media networks. If you are an influencer, I would be genuinely thankful if you could share this with your followers.
Please join me in tapping into the incredible power of the internet.
Let’s show Ashley that she is not alone.