Year after year, Mojo In The Morning brings the holidays to families who are experiencing some misfortune in their lives. Here is an excerpt of the letter which describes the family who will be the recipient of the Gold family’s support:
I would like to nominate my two beautiful daughters for help this holiday season.
My middle child is 22 and has suffered with epilepsy since age 19. She literally just woke up one day and started having seizures, she was a wonderful, smart, college student that wanted to be a chef one day then, suddenly her life, our lives, changed. She has undergone 2 brain surgeries to remove the damaged tissue but the seizures have returned. I have taken her and her 2 year old son in to live with me because she is now in a child-like state as the surgery damaged her speech and short-term memory. She went from a young woman with a bright future to a future that is now uncertain. Her seizures have returned and I don’t want her to undergo another brain surgery as the risk is too high.
My oldest daughter is 24 and has two boys, ages 2 and 6. She is juggling nursing school, 12 hour shifts at work as a caretaker, plus managing her home and her boys all on her own. She was recently told she will be losing her job after Christmas. She is living paycheck to paycheck and just trying to get by, she has no idea how she is going to give the boys a Christmas.
I am doing the best that I can but some days, it’s just too much.
I try to have family dinners to help put food on the table but I am currently unemployed and doing whatever I can to survive. My youngest daughter who is 20, has taken on the role of breadwinner working 7 days a week so we can pay rent and bills. I feel guilty that this has fallen onto her shoulders and that I can’t provide a Christmas for my daughters and grandbabies. They all deserve better in life and I am hoping you can show them that even though things are rough right now, that it will get better. I just want to see them smile and enjoy their Christmas.
We show up at their homes, “break in,” and load ’em up with truck-loads of food, necessities and gifts. These moments are tearjerkers for sure, but you’ll smile after hearing the excitement and gratitude of the families, particularly the children, through your radio.The Gold’s family’s annual support of a very special Detroit family will occur on Thursday, December 19!