Thank you! You all did it!
I sat on my couch less than five days ago and shared news of a need that felt too big with too little time to meet it.
Our friends started this campaign for us: https://www.gofundme.com/the-sandovals-must-move
And in less than 72 hours of sharing that video, I was proved wrong! We now have enough to put a deposit down on a great handicap accessible apartment that is just eight minutes away from our current apartment. Because of you all! And any extra funds that are sent our way will help us as we budget for moving costs and the monthly increase in rent.
Not only does this mean, we won’t be homeless. But it also means our kids can stay in their current schools. It means they won’t lose their friends. They have lost so much in their young lives and I’m just so relieved they won’t lose that.
And although this will news will be difficult for them to hear and experience (we still haven’t told them this news)- we can at least show them where we will move. They already know the neighborhood. And we can get them ready and excited for the next chapter of our story. And we can share how people from all over the world
Generosity like this – crowd sourced – and immediate – should help us all feel good in a world that often feels out of our control. Thank you!
We will be sure to update our blog:
( www.stephenfights.org ) once the contract is signed. And we will update it again when we get photos of the new place as it gets closer to completion. And then of course when we finally move in April.
As I said in the video, may the generosity and love shown to us be returned to you.
All our love,
Stephen and Dawn Sandoval