Hi my name is Marsha Rice. I am a nursing student who will graduate in August of 22. I have a job and until recently I actually had two jobs. I work as a CNA for nursing home and a clerk with 7-eleven. I quit my 7-eleven job because trying to keep my grades up and have study groups to help weaker students was wearing me a bit thin. When the second round of COVID hit my job at the nursing home I had to unfortunately scale back those hours sue to the TXBON rules of nursing school. If I were to get sick and miss more than 2 clinical days or 15 hours of nursing school, I would be cut from the nursing program no exceptions. I went through a divorce recently and took my kids and picked up our lives and started over. I was doing fine with paying my car payment and rent and utilities until recently with my hours cut back at work. I don’t get child credit checks because my kids are over 18. They go to school and I have one Marine that just got back from Afghanistan. He will be home in Nov. of this year. I don’t have food stamps partly because I have always grocery shopped on a budget and partly because the government doesn’t recognize me as low income enough. Yes, my kids help when they can but they have school and I’m trying to teach them the benefit of school without hardships of starting a family or a full-time job. We don’t have new cars, I don’t spend money on nails, hair, or anything of that sort. We don’t go out to eat not even when my study sessions are at IHOP. I explain all of this because I want you to know that if I could cut anything out to help with my budget I would and have. I am someone that hit a rough patch and that doesn’t ask for help. I applied for rental relief 2 months ago and it is still in review, which is completely understandable. I am someone who has always and will continue to pay it forward when I am able to in the future. I have included pictures taken off my apartment complex website that has my overdue amount. We don’t get paper unless it’s a eviction notice and I’m trying to keep that from happening by giving every penny I can to the apartment manager. I even gave my school check that I get back after tuition and books are paid but the check wasn’t enough to cover the almost $5000 owed. Please know that anything will help me breathe and focus on becoming a nurse that has been a life-long goal of mine. Thank you for taking the time to read my request and the consideration of helping me.
My pay pal link is paypal.me/texasmomma4