I am a father of three beautiful girls. I am married to my lovely wife, and we also have 2 dogs. We live in a humble home that we rent. My wife works for a non-profit organization that helps mothers that are struggling with breastfeeding. I work at a local community hospital in the emergency department as a nurses aid. I am currently taking college classes to be a registered nurse, which I will be finished with in just under a year. We both work very hard to provide for our family, working extra hours whenever we can. One of our daughters is special needs, she has sensory processing disorder, ADHD, and OCD. She will be undergoing testing for autism sometime in the near future, the wait list has been exceptionally long where we live. She requires special care, but she is the sweetest little girl you’ll ever meet.
Our current economic situation is dire. We have had several bills piling up for about the past 6 months. We have been struggling to keep up and have always been able to make ends meet. However, this will not be the case this month. We have $11 to our name to last us until the end of the month. We somehow have to figure out how we can afford to get to work, get groceries, and pay our bills. We are a month behind in rent, we have received a shut off notice for our utilities, and I have tuition payments that are due next week. I have sought our all avenues that I can think of and am still coming up short.
I am a humble man, and it is not easy to ask for help. I am more the kind of person that prefers to help others. In fact, we used to be able to buy groceries for those in need, but it has been quite a while since we have been able to do that. If I somehow find a way to get through this hard time, I will most certainly remember your generosity, and will pay it forward. I really hate asking for help, but I am desperate. If you’re reading this, if you don’t want to help financially, please just offer up a prayer for my family and me. Thank you for your time.