This week, we’d like to help an elderly lady called Edna, who is in need of some kindness.
Edna has several disabilities, and also recently recovered from cancer. She is on medication that suppresses her immune system, so she is extremely vulnerable and has been shielding since March.
Edna lives alone. Her son was killed in an accident many years ago and her husband left her, so she only has her daughter now, who juggles caring for her mum and her young children as well.
Edna’s daughter is worried about her mum’s living conditions and mental health. She said Edna’s home is in a very poor state. There’s no flooring at all, her bedroom furniture is old and broken, and her walls are damaged.
“She already had to spend a lot of time in bed due to her health, and now that she can’t leave the house at all due to Covid, it’s so much worse for her. She’s stuck in the most depressing of conditions and I can tell it’s really bringing her down,” her daughter said.
To make matters worse, Edna had a bad fall last week, and broke her nose and cheekbone.
With your help, we’d love to repair Edna’s home, replace her broken furniture and have some carpet fitted, to cover the concrete floor.