I never, ever thought I would find myself here, asking strangers for money, like so many people I see at intersections where I live. Yet somehow, at this moment, I am too depressed and desperate to feel ashamed. In all honesty, I need help paying off one loan. That’s all. A loan I took out at a time just before my second son was born. A loan I took out when I though I had a job to go back to afterward. I expected to go back to my job as a chiropractic assistant after 8 weeks maternity leave, but in that time the doctor I worked for sold his practice, and I was no longer needed. In the year prior my family had to buy a new (to us) car to accommodate a growing family and make other large purchases to arrange for a new family member. This was all under the assumption that I would be going back to work.
The state we are currently in is one that doesn’t allow me to return to work, as I would pretty much be working only to pay for child care. On top of suffering postpartum depression, I am now suffering the added anxiety of bills that I cannot help pay, which might I add, is severe and has become a detriment to my family. We have worked so hard for what we have and it’s so disheartening to be in the position we are now in.
I have prayed and prayed and prayed and entered any type of free sweepstakes I could possibly in hopes that I might gain a little bit of breathing room. (I will add I never play lottery as it is a waste of money and I can’t afford to waste any money)
I am aware that $9500 is a lot to ask for, but if anyone has the kindness in their heart to help my family pay off this one loan it would absolutely mean the world to us. Of course this isn’t all we owe, but this would take a chunk out that would allow us the ability to pay off the rest. This one is the last on the list and is the one we are most behind on. They are sending it to collections even though I pay what I can, when I can. Even if it’s only $50. I know that’s not going to get me very far but in my mind at least I feel like I’m trying. I feel like I’m drowning if I’m completely honest.
Please help us, please. I want so badly to put my family in a better position to make something of ourselves. For anyone able to help who reads this, thank you for your consideration, and I promise to pay it forward for the rest of my life. It would literally mean the world to me. Thank you.
(I know it says pictures the bills, but screenshots are the best I can do. They don’t send me paper Bill’s and I would be happy to send more information so I can show more regarding my account.)