At 104 She’s OUTLIVED Her Savings… So The BOY She Used To BABYSIT Did THIS.
When Evan was a boy, he lived near a woman called Audrey. A volunteer foster grandparent, Audrey took care of Evan while his parents were away, spoiling him like she was his own grandmother.
Years have passed, and now Evan is 21 while Audrey is a whopping 104. Surprisingly, they're still neighbors -- and they're also close friends. That's why Evan is doing everything in his power to keep Audrey in her home, and to make sure that she's cared for.
Just as she treated him as her own grandson, Evan is caring for Audrey like she's his own grandmother. Their story is one of hardship and pain, but it has an inspiring conclusion. Read more about Evan and Audrey below.
Audrey worked for most of her life at a commercial laundry as a marker and checker. She saved about $200,000 throughout her career.
Things haven't always been easy. Her husband, John, died when he was 70. Her son died at 21, in a car accident. And four years ago, Audrey broke her hip. She's recovered, but her treatment and care has eaten through her life savings, and she risks losing her house and being sent to a care facility.
Evan wants to do everything in his power to stop that from happening. He's started a GoFundMe campaign to help her stay in her home. "We just remember how hard it was [when she broke her hip] and just how she got mentally," Evan said. "So my brother brought up the idea of trying one of the GoFundMe's. We gave it a shot, and so far we’re doing pretty good."
For Evan, helping Audrey is an act of love -- the same kind of love she bestowed on him as a child.
So far, about $36,000 has been raised in just over two weeks. Hundreds of people have donated, seemingly because Audrey's situation has struck a chord with many Americans: With health care costs soaring and elderly folks unable to afford great care, what we're really approaching here is a criss. Audrey just so happens to be one face of that -- but if this campaign can make a difference for it, it can give others hope, too.
To donate to the Keep Audrey Home GoFundMe campaign, visit the website.