My husband and I are hardworking regular people. In the last 4 years things have drastically changed for us. I myself lost my full time job and started looking for new work immediately with no success. I did have unemployment for 6 months. While looking for new work I had a big change in my arthritis which was a chronic pain issue and that kept me from doing the work I did before and being able to work full time. I kept looking for part time work. After a year and a half I found a part time job. The job is rewarding work but not steady. I need regular income. I kept looking only to cause myself an abundance of stress. I developed Type 2 Diabetes in the process. I applied for disability but was turned down due to not being in a wheel chair or not able to do anything. I continued looking for better work.
While I was doing this my husband lost his job. We were devastated. So now he was on unemployment for 6 months. You only get about half of your salary on it. He finally found new work but it took over a year.
Now we had gone through any money we had saved or had to do anything with. We reached out to get help but with what little we were making we were right above the poverty level of getting help. We have continued to do what we can to help ourselves as we don’t have anyone that can help us.
We did find a place that we get free fruits and vegetables from and that is great. It helps us on our grocery bill for sure. We are barely keeping our heads above water now-4 years later-and can’t make up for the income that was lost. I think if we could get enough money to get ahead a little we would be okay as we continue to see what we can sell or do to help our situation. Time keeps passing and now we are having to go to the point where we will get a shut off notice from the electric or gas and wait as long as we can to barely be able to pay it. We tried to get the funding for help on our utilities but we were 6.00 over the amount we make. It seems no matter where we try to get help-we don’t qualify. What do people do? I don’t know what to do.
I have told my doctor I am suffering from some depression issues due to all of the stress of not knowing what will happen or what to do but due to my diabetes I can’t take any meds for it. I just need some help financially. We are definitely hoping to survive this but it is definitely a huge burden.
My husband and I are continuing to work as much as we can and bring home as much income as we can but its not enough. We can’t get back what we have lost in money.
I think if we had an extra $2000 that would cover expenses for the month and would give us some breathing room. Ideally $5000 would get us back on track and ahead and we could continue to work and survive.
I just want to say Thank You in advance if you read this and donate. I will be forever grateful as I never thought this would happen to me.
My hope is to get the help we need and be able to give back and pay it forward someday.
I am dealing with medical bills that are piling up also and medicines and supplies that are getting harder to pay for.
Thanks for listening