Help us see ailing Grandpa

SD_DAD, South Dak

Thank you for your time, my family of 4 lives in South Dakota and we would like to drive to California this June 2013 to visit my ailing Grandfather. He has congenital heart failure and has multiple surgeries in the past couple years. The doctors have basically told the family there isn't much more than can do. My Grandfather is a great man; he started with nothing, grew a business, raised a family of 7 and dedicated himself to his faith. He was a very big influence on my life and we owe him a great deal of respect and gratitude. I moved my family from Southern California to South Dakota in 2007, in doing so I gave up a lucrative career in order to give my young Son, Jacob a better opportunity at a fulfilling and safe childhood. Since our move to South Dakota my wife and I were blessed with another Son, Christopher. Unfortunately we have struggled to establish ourselves financial with an unstable jobs market we have had to overcome some financial setbacks including foreclosure of our home, vehicle repossession and bankruptcy along with numerous unexpected medical bills. As a family we have overcome these obstacles and are finally in a position to make ends meet financial but do not have the extra expenses to fund a trip to California for my Grandfather, possibly last, birthday. I want more than anything for my boys to sit and talk with the man and establish a memory that they will be able to keep with them into the future. I am asking for some help from some angles to bless my family with the opportunity to create these memories and give my family an experience they will never forget. Please help me fund this trip to California this June 2013. I am looking for any donations that you feel you can spare. Our trip would include a visit to The Mission San Juan Capistrano where I will light a candle and say a thank you prayer in your name. Again any amount of help would be appreciated. I understand there are a ton of scams on the internet, but thought I give it a try anyway. Please feel free to contact me if you have any question I would be happy to prove I am legitimate. Thanks you and God Bless, A father in Need John 3:17-19 But if someone who is supposed to be a Christian has money enough to live well, and sees a brother in need, and won't help him--how can God's love be within him ? Little