In 2008 I became a widow before I was 30 years old. The circumstances left my children and I with nothing. Our belongings were either stolen or given away. I ended up being stuck with a tax lien and a substantial amount of debt. I worked extremely hard to pay off the debt, turn my credit around and move forward. Fast forward a few years and I began dating a long time friend of 20 years. He is very supportive and understood how much love and time would need to be giving to myself and my children. Things couldn’t have been going better for us. I began attending college and he was training as a professional athlete. Then he fell ill after a trip to Canada. For a year they thought he had cancer. I continued to worked graveyard and college while taking care of him. Slowly he began to recover. Bills piled up, I “robbed Peter to pay Paul” but we were getting through. I had a small portion of a life insurance policy and my parents borrowed it to keep their business a float during the recession, but we were managing. As things started to get back on track for us Eric fell ill again, this time with hiccups. He would have them for days, weeks, months, and then it turned into 10 years. He was on the break of suicide. We borrowed money to drive to West Virginia to see a doctor who could “fix” him. That didn’t work. We were financially loosing everything. We ended up giving back our vehicles and living in a garage. I was constantly search the web for clues or doctors, someone who could help us. We found a young man with the same problem on YouTube. I contacted him and he put us in contact with his surgeon. Shortly after meeting the doctor we began to to plan Eric’s brain surgery. By this time, I had dropped out of college and still working many jobs while managing my own health issues. After Eric’s surgeries I planned my own surgery and had to have my entire large intestines removed. I still battle major pain and now and limited on how much I can work. We’re sinking. Financially, emotionally. I’ve made some poor decisions while depressed and purchased things I shouldn’t have, we were already in debt and I made it worse. We’re saving money to file bankruptcy though the account reflects zero, but that’s the plan for now. Out of sheer desperation I’m asking for help to pay off the debt, payments for judgement and student loan for my son, in the amount of $70,000. I’m asking for a generous act of kindness, something I haven’t seen towards myself or family in a long time. Thank you for time and reading my request.