Longmeadow native and former "The Bachelorette" season 10 contestant Dylan Petitt is no stranger to tragedy.
"I’ve been through a lot of challenges in my life," Petitt shares on his new GoFundMe page, "as many of you know losing my father and two siblings."
Now, Petitt faces one more battle. His mother has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.
"Two weeks ago she had a tracheotomy to open her airway so she can breathe and she has been in a rehab facility since then. I was hopeful she would be able to go home with the help of family and friends but it is clear that she is going to need nearly full time care in order to go home."
However, the financial burden of his mother's medical care is too much for Petitt to bear.
As much as I hate doing this, I need financial help to arrange for the proper care for her. I’ve exhausted all options and this is really the only option I have left. Anything you can do is appreciated more than you will know.
At the time of writing, Petitt exceeded his goal of $25,000.
If you'd like to contribute to Petitt's GoFundMe account, visit gofundme.com.
Photo Credit: Dylan Petitt/GoFundMe