Finding our Way Back Home

Finding our Way Back Home

From Nakeyshia Clemons

I am a Veterans wife and mother of three, I'm raising money for myself and our Autistic son to get back home.

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I am a Wife and Mother of three who found myself in the midst of a harrowing journey. Just a few months prior, I had suffered two strokes and a seizure, leaving me physically weakened and emotionally drained. As I lay in my hospital bed, my thoughts were consumed by one burning desire - to be reunited with my husband, a 100% disabled veteran of the OIF/OEF wars, who was waiting for me in our home in Georgia.

My Heart ached for my husband, who had sacrificed so much for his country. I knew that he needed my support now more than ever, and I longed to be by his side. However, there was one major obstacle standing in my way - me and our autistic son,we are stranded in Illinois far from home, with no means of transportation.

Our son, a bright and loving child, has his own unique challenges. Living with autism meant that he relied heavily on routine and familiarity to navigate the world around him. The sudden upheaval caused by my health crisis had left him feeling disoriented and anxious. I knew that it was crucial to provide him with stability and a sense of security, which could only be found in the loving embrace of his father.

With limited financial resources and no family nearby to turn to, I felt a sense of desperation. I know that a flight home was the only viable option, but the cost seemed insurmountable. In a moment of sheer determination, I am turning to social media, pouring my heart out in a heartfelt plea for help.

In hopes that my plea would resonate with people from all corners of the globe, offering their support in any way they could. We are in desperate need to secure the funds needed for our flight home. 

As I and our son wait to embarked on our long-awaited flight, our hearts are filled with gratitude and hope. We marveled at the power of human kindness, realizing that we are not alone in our struggles. The generosity of strangers will not only brought us closer to our destination but also restored our faith in humanity.

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