My name is Kristina. Where do I begin? I’ve never asked for help. I’ve never been wealthy, but I always managed to find a way. I’ve always been the one to lend a hand and help those less fortunate. Life has thrown a lot at me. I never imagined things would end up like this. I am a single mother of two beautiful girls. They are my motivation and my reason for existence. After finally leaving an abusive marriage, I did everything I could to provide a safe and stable life for my children. Even though it broke me at times, I tried my best not to let them see it. We were already struggling in early 2020. Then along came Covid. I lost my job, my kids were secluded from their friends, we tried to tackle the remote learning together, and despite making our very best attempt at staying safe and healthy, we all tested positive for Covid. While my oldest daughter had no symptoms, me and my youngest daughter were not so lucky. I have asthma, when I got Covid, I always feared the idea that I could take my last breath. About 4 weeks later, I am finally able to function as I did before. My youngest daughter, however, has maintained a high fever for 3 months, along with stomach pain, headaches and dizziness. Such a hard thing for a 6 year old to go through. 23 doctor appointments and multiples tests later…. we still have no answer as to why she is so sick and no way to help her get better. So now she stays home with me every day. Despite my attempts, I have been unable to find a job that I can do from home since I can’t go out to work. Unfortunately, I have no one to help me with her. I cry myself to sleep each night so that my children don’t know what’s going on. I’m breaking and I have run out of options to fix it. While we are able to get food and healthcare (which I am so very grateful for), I am on the verge of losing my car, my bills are past due and i am receiving disconnect notices, I have no money to buy new winter clothes for my daughters since they have outgrown theirs. I was counting on the stimulus money to be able to help with all of that, but due to the error with Turbo Tax and the IRS, I have to wait to file it as a credit on my taxes. I fear that I will have lost everything by then. If there is anyone out there who can find it in their heart to help, I would be forever grateful. I am an honest, hardworking, sincere person. Your help will be paid forward at my soonest ability. God Bless you and thank you so much for taking the time to read my post. Even if nothing comes of it, it kind of helps just to put it all out there. Wishing you health and happiness in 2021!