Hi, I am 20 years old, All my life I have been a hard worker, I lost my parents when I was 8 years old, and was in foster care ever since then. Even though, I lost my parents I always told myself that I would make them proud. My other family, never really cared so I never have gotten help from them. I worked 2 jobs in high school, plus danced and cheered. I always have tried my hardest, so in high school I graduated with high honors then set myself in college. I took the CNA program my senior year and graduated with my license. I then applied for a hospital, got the job and went to school, I took 5 classes plus worked 2 full time jobs. I had to get an apartment, pay for all my needs and paid for an automobile. I had to work that much because I take care of myself plus my little sister and I want her to have the best, because I know what it’s like to go without.. I’m in school to become a nurse practitioner, because I right now only make 11 because being a CNA we get paid low, that’s why I have to work so hard. Thankfully, being a foster kid all my life I qualified to have all my classes paid for. I recently got sick, I got diagnosed with something that has really set me back, I have been out of work for almost 4 months now, stressing myself over all the bills I have and just had to get my car repossessed because all the money I had saved (which was very little) was to still make sure my little sister would be okay. I am trying to get back on my feet, from this loss I just took.. my “family” is not around, and being this young and not having my education finished, really has me in a bind. I’m so stressed and I just pray this will all go away. I just want to be able to get back to work, find another apartment, have a down payment for a car, and catch up on my other bills. I have never been the type to ask anyone for anything because I have been independent all my life, but I really need help. I know now when I do get back on my feet to always be prepared for the worst. I never thought I would fall off because I thought I would never be out of work, but due being in the hospital in and out, I ended up losing my job. Anything will be appreciated, Thank you for reading.