I am a blessed man. Even if no one donates, I will only be more blessed. I am reaching out because I have learned that pride sometimes has to take fall in order to see the one thing that matters most to me, and that’s my loved ones safe, healthy, and happy. I know there are so many more with larger problems than mine, and in worse cases than I am in. I have been blessed to be able to work a job, that provides just enough. And up until a few months ago, it was even more than enough. However, life has thrown me several very large curveballs that have really made my life’s financial trouble seem insurmountable. I am not someone who seeks handouts every chance I can. I have worked extremely hard for everything I have and will continue to do so. I just can’t seem to find the traction I need to get everything going. I constantly look for side work on top of my 40+ hours a week to try and help out. But with the income I have, it’s just not enough to keep my little slice of the dream I have worked so hard for, together. Last year I lost my mom, and the responsibility of trying to help out my 5 siblings fell to me. 3 are adults and have children of their own. 2 are living with my moms ex-husband, their father, but I don’t get the chance to see them, or spend much time with them. My mom came down with stage 4 small cell lung cancer, and developed a tumor on her spine which left her paralyzed from the chest down. She needed 24-7 round the clock care for her 6 month battle with Cancer. Which she lost the day before my birthday February 9th. A few months later, I took a vacation to fulfill my Mom’s request to spread her ashes in the badlands of South Dakota, where our vehicle took a major hit when driving through the badlands. A tire blew out, and two more were showing wires as well. over 1200 miles from home, I had to take out a credit card to pay $1500.00 for new tires, just so we could make it back home. Once home, (back in Kansas, in July) our central air went out in our house. I had to take out another loan of $7,000.00 to get a new central air unit. Just when all things seemed to be fine, Our vehicle that I just put new tires on. A 2013 GMC Terrain had a catastrophic engine failure and the motor blew. A rod went right through the side of the engine block. When we purchased the vehicle I bought a 3 year 30,000 mile extended warranty. The car was purchased 2 years prior, but the 30,000 miles had lapsed by 7,000 miles. In finding out that the warranty was lapsed, the shop ended up doing work to prepare for an adjuster. And now I owe the shop $580.00 just to get my vehicle back without having anything fixed. So now even with a full time job, I am still paying my monthly payments for a car I can’t drive, that was purchased with a car fax, with extended warranty, and all I want is to have my vehicle back and running. The estimated bill was $11,000.00 for a new engine block and labor to repair. As you can tell I am in a very tight situation and looking like I won’t be able to fix it anytime soon. I understand if you don’t want to donate to me. But my wife and son and siblings, don’t deserve to suffer because of my inability to overcome financial hardships. I am an honest hard working man, who just doesn’t see the solution no matter how much I think on it, pray on it, or work for it. Please help me.