Hey..not asking for money. My daughter is multiply disabled and we live in a 2 story home. She weighs almost 80lbs now and it is really hard to carry her up and down the stairs for baths. She has a waiver that is paying for $10,000 of the stairlift (YES, they really do cost that much..I couldn't believe it!) but we have to come up with about $2000. Hubby is in school full time and works fulltime so he has no extra time to get additional work and with her health needs I can't work. I have to be available at a momemt's notice for her and have never found a job to accomodate that.....SO, anyone have good ideas for fund raisers or know of any funding sources that we could utilize. She has Medicaid and they don't cover stairlifts...apparently it's not medically necessary for her to be CLEAN. The lady from medicaid told me just to give her spongebaths...I told HER to take spongebaths for a week and see how SHE felt...anyway, I digress. Any ideas?
Joox...I feel I was fairly specific. I want to know if anyone has ideas on how we can come up with 2000.00 that we do not have! And how can you "be sure" we have a "powder room" downstairs? Our house has one bathroom and it is upstairs. And yes, we were aware of our daughter's needs when she was younger. Our house needs a lot of work and we would not be able to get enough to get another house in the condidtion that it is in. Your post was inflamatory, accusatory, and downright rude. I prefaced my question that I wasn't asking for money because I'M NOT. I wanted to be very clear that I wasn't asking for donations but ideas for fundraising or resources. The fact that you cannot understand that and assume that I have ulterior motives for stating that just attests to how cynical you are. Geez, I don't think you offered one constructive idea in your whole post. Thanks so much!
www.rettsyndrome.org if you'd like to see the disorder that my child faces. http://hometown.aol.com/angelsunshne94/home.html is the link to a very old webpage that I did for her...she is the "des" in aly_des. I'm "Smommy" and she lives with us. My house was built in 1940 and it DOES NOT have any type of "powder room" or whatever you want to call it on the ground floor. It has ONE bathroom on the second floor and that is it. How dare you judge me or make assumptions about my motives. Of COURSE I took offense, you were questioning my integrity. I most defintely have a child with special needs and she really needs this stairlift and I will say once again (like the first sentence of my original post stated) I AM NOT ASKING FOR MONEY you obtuse little man.
www.rettsyndrome.org if you'd like to see the disorder that my child faces. http://hometown.aol.com/angelsunshne94/home.html is the link to a very old webpage that I did for her...she is the "des" in aly_des. I'm "Smommy" and she lives with us. My house was built in 1940 and it DOES NOT have any type of "powder room" or whatever you want to call it on the ground floor. It has ONE bathroom on the second floor and that is it. How dare you judge me or make assumptions about my motives. Of COURSE I took offense, you were questioning my integrity. I most defintely have a child with special needs and she really needs this stairlift and I will say once again (like the first sentence of my original post stated) I AM NOT ASKING FOR MONEY you obtuse little man.
Katharine...thank you for the support and the link. I really appreciate it.

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