Hello my name Toshia I’m 34 years old, live in Ohio and have a wonderful husband and three beautiful children 13, 5, and almost 2. I’m here today asking for help after exhausting all other options. Here is our story.
In the beginning of 2020 I finally left an abusive relationship with an alcoholic for good. About a month later my first love from 15 years prior came back into our lives, we had a son in November 2020 and we got married in April 2021. This man saved my life, after leaving the abuser I was a single mom of 2 living in government housing and struggling with depression. Then my now husband came back into my life and we were on a well on our way to a better life. He was working for a very prestigious company and I was making business plans to start and run my own business from home and still be here for our kids. We were looking to buy a new home and get off welfare the future looked bright and we were so close! Our kids were excited to be moving out of our cramped house. Then disaster struck.. my husband lost his job suddenly, my oldest son’s father passed away (the ex abuser), my daughter took her biological dad to court and he lost visitation rights and she struggles with depression, my oldest son started acting out and caught our house on fire twice luckily both times we were able to put it out before we lost the house he is now in therapy and doing better, my husband is looking for work but the last two times he has been hired he went in on his first day to he told they didnt need him they had given his job away. Yes. I understand this sounds strange and we agree. But it’s true. We feel like we have been cursed or something. My son’s 5th birthday was August 24th and we couldn’t even afford gifts for him, we instead gave him star wars toys my husband has had for years as to not let him down. There is nothing as painful as seeing your children suffer or be let down. We were doing so well then boom everything came crashing down. Now we are in danger of losing what little we have left and we have no family to turn to. It’s just us and our kids. Both our dad’s have passed away, our mothers are in no shape to help anyone themselves. We are alone.
We do not expect anyone to fix our lives completely, we just need a little help getting out of this hole we have fallen in so we have a chance to work our way back up and achieve our goals.
We want to start our own personal services business such as house cleaning and property maintenance. And eventually I’d love to move out of government housing to a farm house and start a non profit animal rescue. We will work hard to achieve our goals and don’t expect to just be handed everything we want in life. We just desperately need a little push out of this hole so we have a chance to work hard on the rest. Anything would be greatly appreciated.
Breakdown of how we would use funds.
1. License $3,000 to nationswides attorneys. Can email paperwork as proof.
2. Approx. 3.000 for a used but reliable car.
3. $500 to pay off credit card debt obtained by trying to survive the last few months. Clean up our credit so we can later get a new home for our animal rescue.
4. And if possible 1,000 to treat our three kids to a small vacation because they deserve it. They’ve all been through so much the last few months.
Thank you for your time.