I am writing on behalf of my step children who unexpectedly lost their mother this week. Her son, Jalyn, is 19 and will be starting his first year of college in a month. Her daughter, Allie, is 16 and will be starting her senior year in high school. Their father and I are prepared to provide day to day support in school, sports, etc. However, we were not prepared for their mother’s unexpected passing and having to cover the costs of some funeral expenses, getting Jalyn set up at college and get Allie a workable vehicle.
We were already struggling financially due to my husband and I both losing the ability for overtime pay and numerous medical bills for myself. We have gotten behind in bills and things have been sent to collections. We were already in the process of trying to get things back in order and our lives back on track so that we could help in the financial duties for his two children as well as my two children. Then his ex-wife passed away and now instead of helping with the financial duties for his two children it will all be up to us. We are trying desperately to come up with some solutions. Due to our poor credit we are unable to apply for any loans. Neither one of us has wealthy family members that can assist.
I am not trying to turn this request into a poor pitiful me story about my husband and I. This is about his two children and that they have lost their mother unexpectedly and way too soon. I feel helpless. I am not their mother, I will never be able to replace their mother. I just want to be able to help them any way I can. WE want to provide for them as well as we can. We just need some assistance in getting over this initial hump and getting them settled into their new lives.
Any amount would be extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. Big or small.
I hope you can find it in your heart to help these children out. 360