To whom it may concern,
I am a single mother on social assistance with no vehicle. I spend my days looking after my 7 year old High Functioning Autistic son. So, about my son, since he is the reason behind this request: his name is Christopher. He’s very friendly and silly. I can’t imagine my world without him. He loves to jump and play and laugh. He doesn’t eat well with the medication he is currently taking for his ADHD. I recently purchased a small trampoline with some birthday money he received and he loves it. He’s just a carefree happy boy who has his challenges with following rules and listening, and also concentrating. He gets very frustrated and upset easily and most times all I can do to help him is hold him and hear him cry. He has come a long way this year, but he still has huge hurdles to overcome in his life. He also has separation anxiety, sensory processing disorder, and I feel he has phobias that prevent him from doing things he likes to do. He’ll befriend anyone and sometimes this is his downfall. He also constantly has the need to always be moving, so sensory gym outing and the autism room with music are necessary outings, which costs me taxi fare. So, on to the request I am making…. My check does not cover the cost of cab fares, bills, groceries, and other necessities for two weeks. My family allowance goes to his education fund, his snacks and food, also taxi fares, and items he needs that are not edible. I still cannot manage to get enough to cover everything. So I am requesting help in a sense of taking care of my son. I fear that he is not eating enough, despite my efforts, and someone is going to take it the wrong way, cause trouble, and I may lose him. Loving people have lost their children for a lot less around my way. Even though I know I am not neglecting him, some people just live for creating drama where drama should not and does not exist. I am sorry this was not exactly 400 words and I hope this gets accepted anyway, I am grateful. Thank you.