Hi, My name is Suzanne Seel and I’m a 42 year old single mom of 5 kids aged 18,15,14,12 and 6 who live with me full time. About 5 years ago I got out of an abusive relationship. Unfortunately I felt I had to try and take my life in order to get out of it. Fortunately I lived, but the last 5 years have been very difficult on me. I had my children taken away from me and placed in foster care because I was so depressed that I had to stay in the hospital for 3 months. Luckily after a lot of therapy I got my kids back although I still had a long road to recovery ahead of me. My doctor didn’t feel I was ready to work so I had to go on social assistance. My ex and I had to sell our house which we owed more for than we sold it for because he had been spending a lot of money and wasn’t paying the taxes on the house. I found a nice house to rent which has 2 bedrooms up, and 3 down, as well as 2 bathrooms. Since I couldn’t work, I had to put a lot of money on my credit cards. I always paid the minimum payments each month but now there was a new law made and the minimum payments went up a lot. I now have to pay almost $500 a month on one and almost 200$ a month on the other. I like to give a little extra to try and get caught up but I can no longer do that with the minimum payments being so high. In August of 2021 I was ready to try to move on in life, even though I still suffered depression and severe anxiety. I live in Quebec but English is my first language. So I decided to go to French school to be able to talk, read and write better and get more confidence to feel comfortable working at a job where I’ll have to speak French. Today was actually my last test at French school and I have passed the 8th level which is the highest they go. I applied at Canada Post awhile back and got a job there but for the first 3 months it’s on call, then until they can find me a perminant position it’s part-time work. I am just waiting for them to call me for the training, which they said would be very soon. I am really proud of how far I’ve come and am now actually enjoying life and my kids and can actually say I’m happy; something I swore I’d never be able to say again. My credit cards bills are very close to $15,000. I would be so grateful if someone could help me to pay off this debt or even part of it. I would like the chance to a fresh start at life. I have 3 children who need braces really badly, and if my credit cards were paid I would be able to pay the monthly payments to do this. Thank you so much for taking the time to read about my life and i’d really appreciate the help.