A 77-year-old women, who has been living at a senior assisted facility for the last 5 years, recently happened upon amazing good fortune and is suddenly receiving love from all of her children.
When Megan Thomas tragically lost her husband 5 years ago, none of her 14 children jumped at the opportunity to take her in during her final years. They collectively thought it would be a better idea to put their mother in a retirement home rather than dealing with the effort of caring for Megan themselves.
In 2012 Megan began to struggle with her body’s inability to do normal daily activities and errands. Being recently widowed she was now dealing with the added stress of doing everything all alone.
“Megan was in need of help from her family, to think that loving old lady took very good care of 14 kids and got no help in return is saddening,” Marie Levy, Megan’s neighbor at the time, told DailyNews.
Megan’s children see things in a very different light, saying “she was losing her mind” and “needed professional help.” Megan’s youngest son was the only one to visit her during her 5 years at the senior assisted center.
“A whole bunch of numbers just popped up on my screen, I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many numbers” Megan giggled. “Seriously though, I didn’t expect to win, and it’s more money than I ever would’ve dreamt of. It still hasn’t sunk in yet.”
Which begs the question, what is a woman her age doing on Facebook?
“All us old folks have been reconnecting on Facebook these days, my caretaker Larry signed me up and I’ve reached a lot of my old friends,” Megan says as she smiles.
In her 77 years on this earth, Megan has never had as much financial freedom as she does now, and her children are quickly latching their hooks onto her wagon. All 14 of Megan’s children have visited her in the last week, which seems quite curious to say the least, considering their mother now has over £1,700,000.00 in the bank.
Megan no longer wants to be a part of her children’s lives and vows to donate the money to a cause for the elderly when she passes. She doesn’t think her 14 children deserve it, and she’s felt that way for a long time.
“Many of us old folks are often neglected by our families and forgotten by society. When I leave this world I hope my donations can help bring some joy to other elderly people in situations similar to mine. An old biddy like me doesn’t need all this money and I sure can’t take it with me!”
Megan’s children were unavailable for comment but we can only assume that they are quite regretful on their past neglect of their mother. Let this be a cautionary tale for those who all too easily forget about the mother who raised them. We can only hope that after reading this article you give your Mother a call and let her know how much you appreciate her!
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