There are two women that live in a quiet suburb of Columbus. Melinda and Gwen are retired from their careers. When Melinda’s son and the mother of his two boys became unable to care for their children, Melinda and Gwen decided to take responsibility for the two young grandsons.
The mother of the grandsons had another son, Brandon that has special needs. Melinda and Gwen took Brandon into their home as well. When Victoria was diagnosed with cancer, Gwen and Melinda decided that they had to help. Victoria moved in with them in December 2012.
Victoria’s daughter Sarah and Sarah’s son Ryan also needed a place to live. Sarah and Ryan moved in with Gwen and Melinda in January 2013. Gwen and Melinda now have a household of eight people. This has become a huge undertaking in terms of stress and financial challenges.
As Victoria’s cancer has grown and Victoria has become weaker, she is now bed ridden and needs 24 x 7 care. The additional income that Gwen earned as a computer consultant has declined because Gwen has to help be a caregiver to Victoria. Complications in the payments that Melinda received for Brandon’s care have now added to their financial issues.
There are many stories of compassionate people helping others. Gwen and Melinda are compassionate beyond their means to keep all of this together. With assistance, they are managing to keep their home out of bankruptcy and to keep food on the table for the household of eight.
Spiritualism has the Golden Rule as one of its nine principles. Gwen and Melinda are an example of the Golden Rule in action. Now they need some help. This is a link where you can directly contribute to this couple that lives the idea of being their sisters’ keeper.
Your contribution to help them will be an act of compassion and love back to Gwen, Melinda, Victoria, Sarah and Ryan, two grandsons and a special child. The link is http://www.gofundme.com/Gwen--Melinda.
They have set a modest goal of $5,000 and they have received over $1,000 dollars to date through this site. The attached pictures will help you identify with them. If you have money you can share, it will allow Gwen and Melinda to continue their compassionate mission.