My dad killed himself a few years ago and ever since then it has been hard on my family. My mom has been trying her best to take care of my younger siblings, but sometimes she just can’t handle it.
My husband and I decided to move closer to home to help her out and for my husband to finish school. So he was working part time and going to school for a little while. I struggled to find work for two months, but eventually did. Now I work full-time. However, during our move and me not working and taking care of the kids we racked up some credit card bills.
A few months after moving here my car was totaled. It was parked on the street in front of my house and one night a drunk driver plowed right into it (he was on the wrong side of the road). The police, fire fighters, and EMT all told me he was drunk at the scene (and you could clearly smell alcohol on him and just tell by his demeanor). However, when the police report came back they said he had just fallen asleep at the wheel. So I was furious, and lawyers told me I probably wouldn’t recoup anything more than what insurance would pay. He was driving a company car and it did have insurance, but they did not want to give us the company name or anything. So I ended up claiming the loss on my own insurance, so I did receive money from it, but it took almost 5 months. My husband and I have been sharing a car ever since.
The money that I got from my car settlement should have gone towards buying me a new vehicle, but instead it went towards helping my mom and trying to keep us caught up on rent, food, and other necessities.
Not long after the car incident, my sister tried to kill herself by overdosing. I came home and rushed her to the ER where they kept her overnight and insisted she be sent to a mental hospital since she was a minor. They said they HAD to transport her in an ambulance to the other hospital. (At the time she did not have health insurance) So on top of an ER bill, mental hospital bill, we also have an ambulance bill (which alone is over $5000).
Life keeps throwing me curveballs and I try to take them one day at a time, but I support my family and it is getting hard. I feel like I am drowning in debt, my credit has been ruined and I am trying to take the steps to rebuild it. My husband feels he cannot finish school with how things are going for us right now and I don’t want him to give up. I need a car to help ease the burden of being a one car family. So that I can get a second job and it not interfere with my husband’s, mom’s, or the kids’ schedules.
I am asking for donations to help me get enough money to buy a decent car, or put a down payment on one if I get approved for a loan and to pay some of my sister’s medical bills. I honestly never thought I would be put in this situation, but I am here asking for help. Anything would be greatly appreciated. My goal is to get at least $3000 for a car and $5000 to help with the medical bills. You can send money to the PayPal link below. Thank you so much in advance for donating.