My friends, Last month, the son of a dear friend of ours was burned in a tragic accident. He will be a long time in recovering. Tragically during this time, the home that the family was renting has been sold and now they have to move. Collin goes to wound care 2 times a week at 100 miles round trip each visit. In addition, mom, who is a stay at home mom, has taken on the role of caregiver and nurse, in addition to being mom and driver. The cost of care associated with a burn of this magnitude is extraordinary and has rapidly depleted the families savings. Now, because Collin has missed so much school, and will miss many more, the family is faced with hiring a tutor for him until the school district kicks in and picks up the costs. If you can help please follow this link.
We have been mostly quiet here at Why Not Fathers. Rest assured things have been busy. Currently we are working on incorporating Why Not Fathers as a non-profit. We are hoping that this will open up opportunities for speaking and further engagement. Potential speaking engagements include the following topics: fatherhood adoption – both as a parent and as a child autism reactive attachment disorder autoimmune disorders – Lupus. advocacy stay at home dad using social media to connect with others who are experiencing similar events disability and you taking care of your own mental health working with the school to achieve a middle ground I am sure that there are other topics that aren’t mentioned here, so please don’t take this list to be all inclusive Tweet #fighting4answrs
We live on the great plains of our country. Northern Great Plains. we are about 550 miles from the residential facility where David lives. I wish we had train service between here and there. The nearest depot to his residence is like 5 hours. the last Amtrak went into Billings, MT in 1979. With the cost of fuel the way it is, I wonder if they would reestablish it… probably not. for those who recommend bus travel, my body wouldn’t do well sitting in one place for that length of time. ah well, car it is. the kids are putting every coin they can find into the piggy bank for us to go see him. even offered their birthday money. makes my heart sad that I can’t do better. But my disability check only goes so far. Tweet #fighting4answrs