Hi, I’m a single mom of 2 fantastic kids. I do my best by them always, they are the lights of my life and the beats of my heart. I got into some trouble with student loan debt, while I was in school I was married to a not so great guy, he took out a lot of student loans and stuck me with them in our dissolution. On top of the subsidized student loans that went to my education itself I’m just drowning in debt. I went to school to be a veterinary technician, I love animals, they are my passion and I worked in the veterinary field for 10 years before I admitted to myself that I would never be financially stable in that line of work. I left a job I loved 3 years ago to start a new career with the USDA in the food safety inspection service. I’m grateful that I got to do a job i loved and was very good at for a decade. I know there are people who don’t get that satisfaction out of their work life and I have so many memories, experiences and friends from it that I will be forever thankful for that experience. With my current position, I like my job, I’m satisfied with the work I do, I make a good salary to raise my children and see to their needs and most of their wants, except for this debt over my head. I made a mistake in ignoring my federal student loans, which put them into default, things happen, times get tough, to summarize a failed relationship, moving on own, car troubles, surgery for daughter to remove large, benign mass. Etc. Every one knows things happen, I try not to whine and complain, I am grateful for what I have and the life I live I just know with some assistance this cloud over my head could start to dissipate and my burdens could lighten. You see in February of this year my position at my post was eliminated. I am not unemployed, upper management found a way to keep us funded at another local plant for a short period to contemplate future and try to get a promotion. Thank heavens, I was offered a promotion but the downfall is a move out of state. I can and will do it and see it done, but it would be a lot easier if I had some help with funds. I was recently offered a payout of about $4000 to erase the $52000 debt from the private student loans my ex husband took out. My federal student loans which are currently in default are being settled with a rehabilitation plan and will soon to at an affordable rate, but since I work for the government un til I am 6 months into this program (I made my first payment at the beginning of this month) the treasury offset program takes any travel advances, reimbursement and basically anything played out from the treasury. I lost my tax return and some travel vouchers for mileage that I processed before knowing it could be taken. I lost out on about $8000. I can’t even take a loan from my retirement plan. So again to summarize, I have a large amount of debt, half of it I am in the process of making manageable, the other half I have an opportunity to pay a fraction of and it’s gone. And I need to fund a out of state move for the end of the year on top of paying my current rent and bills. I’m asking for help to be able to take advantage of the payout opportunity and to help fund the move my kids and I have to make. If I could get the $8000 I lost out on through my defaulted loans, I could get back on my feet, move towards the light at the end of this dark tunnel and have so much burden raised off my shoulders. Thank you for reading, thank you for your consideration and if you’re able to, thank you for your help.