My name is Tessa. I’m a single mother to a 5 year old girl that just started kindergarten this year. I have unfortunately fallen on some hard times. This all started in May of 2017, when I lost the only family member I had unexpectedly. I had a great job in a hospital that I lost, due to needing more time off than the company could give me, to take care of everything that comes along with the passing of a relative. I’ve been struggling to keep a good stable job ever since. I was just recently laid off from a temp agency that closed out their contract with the company I was working with, causing me to be out of work once again. I have absolutely no other family, or anyone else that could possibly help us, I’ve really tried everything. I’ve fallen behind on all my bills and my car has been re-possessed. My water was turned off today in my home, even though I’ve tried to establish a payment plan, I’m just too far behind and I don’t have any income coming in. My electricity will be turned off any day now, if I cant make a payment towards my outstanding bill. I’m terrified that I’ll loose my home next, as my mortgage is 2 months past due. I recently qualified for food stamps, if I didn’t have that I don’t know how I’d put food on the table for me and my daughter. I’ve applied for all possible assistance I possibly could for me and my daughter, with little success. I’m working day in and out to find stable work and I wont stop. I’m determined, but desperate and this is why I’ve found this website. I’m praying for a miracle day in and out. I feel like a failure as a mother and person. It breaks my heart that my daughter doesn’t have clothes and shoes that fit her properly for school. I hate having to tell her that she just has to wait because I have no means to purchase those things at this moment. Some days I just don’t want to go on, but I do for my daughter. I couldn’t express how appreciative we would be for any help that can be given towards our situation. I have never experienced a situation like this in my life, or the sadness that comes along with it. I’ve worked extremely hard all of my life, just to loose everything I have. I really can’t express the feelings that go through my mind everyday. I’m just very scared. It’s my birthday tomorrow and my only wish is just for anyone to reach out and help us. This is all I have, my story and truth. I never thought I’d be making a plea to strangers online, but it’s my last act of desperation that someone out there will be the miracle my family needs to survive. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read my story, I genuinely appreciate anyone that listens.