My name is Christina Davis and I am asking for financial help due to now being the legal custodian of my 2 brothers, Charlie and Connor. I am 26 years old and currently wrapping up my bachelor’s in accounting at Wake Forest University. About 2 months ago, my mother passed away from breast cancer, and I was given custody of my brothers. As you can imagine, things are tight. We don’t qualify for government aid, and buying groceries for two growing boys isn’t cheap!
Charlie and Connor are 14 and 16 respectively. Both of them play football and basketball while still managing to have small part-time jobs. Thankfully, they didn’t have to relocate, but I’m still paying rent for my apartment because I couldn’t get out of my lease. With that being said, on top of the commute and now supporting my brothers financially I am $5,000 in debt after only 2 months. My goal is to be able to support them so they can focus on their grades and maintain their athletic status in order to be applicable for scholarships. Our mother didn’t have life insurance or savings, and so we are running on what little I had saved. We have basically no family members who are financially stable, so leaning on family is also out of the question. It feels like my hands are tied. I have reached out to my church and other local community outreach programs and they have responded generously, however I’ve exhausted those options as well. My brother’s are blessings and I would do anything in the world for them. Our late father put everything he had into making sure my brothers treated everyone how they want to be treated and had big dreams. And our mother, well she fought until the very end. While she lived a simpler life, and didn’t care much for material things, she still made home cooked meals every night and would help just about anyone in need. In 4 months I will be working full-time. By then, I will be able to afford all of our bills. It isn’t easy for me to ask for help, but I can’t imagine failing my brothers. They are the most important thing to me and I need to make sure I take care of them. Even the smallest donation is going to help us more than you know! Thank you in advance from the bottom of my heart.