Why We Exist
Sarah is one of the 1072 families we helped last year.
“I have been very ill the past few weeks and am having trouble standing up to prepare meals or even simple snacks for my family. We have asked for help a few times before, and hope you can help to get us on our feet while I recover. I have a chronic illness, and latest round has hit me hard.”
“Yes, a delivery tomorrow morning would be perfect. Sorry about the delay in responding – have been really sick and not able to sit up for email. Thanks again. Thank you so much for the food and good wishes. I’m not able to eat much right now, but my children have already picked out what’s for dinner for them and my husband.”
“You guys keep me going, really. I am so grateful.”
“Some news. My illness has become life-threatening and I came about 10 minutes away from bleeding to death in hospital last week. Twice. And then they still couldn’t get it under control in the OR. It’s been a very hard week coming to terms with the seriousness of my condition and the experience of saying goodbye to my children in case I didn’t survive (that’s a conversation I’ve never rehearsed, and it was hard. And my child wanted to talk about yogurt because she’s cute and still so little). I’m home now, and very weak and sick. My husband is exhausted and afraid. My children are stressed. I don’t know why I’m telling you except that you have always helped me and I have just begun to process what has happened.
Can we please ask for more food? My husband and children like everything but soup. I’m eating only soup. I like the vegetable soup and convince myself it’s helping to make me stronger.
Can I ask you something? I know my husband wouldn’t qualify for help, but if I die can you at least keep him and my children fed for a couple of weeks? He’ll need support and we don’t have anyone and I’d like to be able to tell him to email you.
There is always hope, so please send good vibes / energy / thoughts my way. Maybe this is the hard part we’ll look back on when things are better. Thanks for listening. I hope it wasn’t too much. Be well.”
– Those are just a few of Sarah’s emails to our team over the past couple of months.
At Made by Momma, we know that in times of crisis we can change the life of a family simply through wholesome nourishment and nurturing care. We believe that our services are vital to providing aid to the socially, physically, emotionally and/or financially distressed families in our community.