I am a 35 year old mother of 2 and dealing with the aftermath of cancer and eviction.
The last several years has been really rough for myself and 2 kids. Before I had my daughter my son and I moved in with my grandmother to be her care taker and help my mother out, well not even a full year my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer, no one knew that things would take a turn for the worst as quickly as they did. She lived literally nine months after her diagnosis, I thought with my name being on the lease everything would roll over to me but because she was on section 8 and renting an apartment the landlord nor housing would let me keep the apartment so I became homeless. I had nowhere to go, so I moved to San Diego with my aunt and eight other people who resided in a two bedroom apartment and was there only a short while when my life was yet again in turmoil. I was coming out of a store when I was held up at gun point and they stole my car. I was at a breaking point,I just felt that this was not for me so we moved back to Northern California where we have had nothing but headache after headache. I eventually was able to get a job and apartment but I was unable to maintain it and work because my of my car not working. I would get a car & something would always happen and because of no extra money I could not afford to get it fixed. My children and I have faced eviction several times. My parents helped out as much as they could but it was difficult. At some point I got a job and my brother helped me out with a place to stay until I was able to move but here I am yet again unable to maintain the apartment because my car was broken down again and where I live it’s a must to have transportation. Again I obtain another car from my brother and land two jobs. One job was taking care of a family member. My uncle was diagnosed with dementia so to help my parents out I became his care provider, well that didn’t last long because about a year later he passed away and my income was reduced. Moving forward I found a lump in my breast but I was afraid knowing what I had been through and witnessed my grandmother’s battlewith cancer. Rewind a little bit as we found out my uncle was transitioning over to the afterlife it was the same time I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now I’m scared, I have two beautiful children a boy and a girl, the uncertainty of our lives and of our future. All I know is here we go again another hurdle for me and my kids to cross then Covid hits and I’m battling breast cancer, unable to work because of my chemo treatments, my depression and anxiety is on the high side. I’m like I cannot catch a break, there is no room to breathe Now with no job and car again I’m stucknot being able to keep a roof over my babies head.
Here my kids and I are again facing another eviction at the end of this month September. With the little bit of money I was getting during the shutdown I was paying the 25% but the balance still remains which I cannot afford. I really and truly need help to keep me and my kids off the streets.
My goal is to raise $50,000 to pay off the rental balance and try to get car without payments but if I can just get $10,000 just keep a roof over my babies head I would be so appreciative. I am begging because at this point I only have 2 weeks left before the eviction process starts.
A Scared Mom