The Angry Type 2 Diabetic

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Hurricane Maria Happened...

And it has turned our lives upside down. 

My name is Liz Collazo, and I am a Puerto Rican living abroad, in Iowa. My entire family is still in Puerto Rico, including my dear old mother, who is 76. 

Hurricane Maria has made living, and surviving the day to day demands of life, a challenge. Millions have lost their lives, and their livelihoods.

We have been helping family in as much as possible, and were planning a surprise visit to see mom for Mother's Day -- whom I haven't seen in 11 years! 11 years is a very long time, between challenges, and bills. 

But my mom still needs help. As a physical and occupational therapist, she works what she can (she has lost most of her hours), along with her Social Security -- but my mom is no longer making the $1,400 a month she used to.  I would like to be able to have a bit of money to not just help with her bills -- but also not be completely broke when we go see her in May. 

The ticket is already bought... We just need help making ends meet for her.  

Just because a hurricane hits your home, and takes most of your livelihood away, doesn't mean that the bills stop. This is very HARD for me to ask... but any help would be MUCH appreciated.