Hello, my name is Amy and I'm writing this letter in hopes of possibly giving you some information that will help you to make a favorable decision for my mother, Renee Vlasuk. First I would like to tell you a little about myself. I am 32 years old; I have been married for 11 years to my husband Jeff, and have three beautiful boys Taylor 10, Seth 7, and Joshua 3. I work full time for a local wholesale club where I am currently the Personnel manager.
My parents have been married for almost 35 years, and they are the most wonderful people anyone could ever hope to have for role models. They have been caring and involved in my brother and my lives, but have also let us make, and learn from, our own mistakes. They come from good families where they were taught that if you work hard, then you would earn what you deserve.
My mother is a vibrant woman. She genuinely cares about the people in her life and she has many friends, because you just can’t help but to like her. She will be honest with you, even if what she has to say is not what you want to hear.
Over the years I have watched my mother suffer with constant back pain. I have lost count of how many hospitalizations; surgeries and procedures have been done to try to alleviate her pain. I see her wake up every day in pain, and go to bed every night with pain. There is not a day that goes by that my mother does not suffer, but you will never hear her complain.
Our family recently took a trip to Disney world. My father wanted all of us to be able to go together. My parents, my husband, myself, our three children, and my brother and his fiancee. When we were younger, we would get up at the crack of dawn and go all day. This time we slept late, and took our time getting ready to allow my mother the time she needed just to be able to get out of bed. We leisurely strolled through the parks while my mother sat in a wheelchair. Midday my mother would have to go back to the hotel, to lie down. She cannot sit for very long, stand for very long or walk a great distance without her back becoming more painful. She didn't get to do all the things she wanted to do, or see all the things the rest of us saw.
My mother does not want to be disabled. She would like very much to be able to work, or at least to be able to get through one day without so much pain. I wish that there was more I could do for her than just write this letter.
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