Hello My name is Christopher I am a single Parent working 40+ hours a week and I live pay check to pay check to cover my rent and bills. I have a 15 year old son named Nicholas who is on his way to be a JR in high school. unfortunately two weeks ago the transmission on my Ford Freestar started making a noise, and after talking to a repair shop the repair shop told me that the transmission is going out. and it will cost me will up to $2,100.00 to change out due to changing the transmission requires the engine to be dropped as well. It is a van with only 125k in miles and has been a really good van up till now.
I have talked to my family and they are unable to help me. I have looked at payday loans and loans from the bank, but my credit is not the best and I have been turned down by the bank and the payday loans want from 500.00 to 700.00 more then the loan is worth which I can not afford.
I have a friend that helps get me to work a couple days a week, but outside of that i have to drive the van and over the last two weeks it has progressively gotten worse. I can not afford to be out of a car and out of work and truly need assistance in getting the transmission changed as so I can maintain working and supporting my son. I have never asked for help in the past and it has been a pride swallowing experience to have to do it now. I would even look it as a loan and repay the money over time. I just need a bit of help, not a hand out.