Hello. I’m not sure who will see this or where to start. I’ll try my best to explain my situation.
I am the Mother of two boys, one who is two years old and one who is now 6months old. A few months ago I was 8 months pregnant. I had a beautiful healthy pregnancy and a baby with great vitals. Until one random day in Paradise California. The day of the Paradise Campfire that not only destroyed our home but our entire town and everything we knew as well. My son and I woke up to a pitch black sky at around 8 AM. I won’t get into too much detail about what happened after I had turned on the news and realized the severity of the situation. But sometime during the panic, I decided to go outside and water the property so that any falling embers wouldn’t put me and my family in a compromising situation. Between my two elderly grandparents and my small child, I was the only adult physically capable of doing so at the time despite me being a pregnant woman. While I was watering outside there were two explosions. One was our local gas station just a few blocks down and the other I believe was a home. At this moment my pre-term labor was triggered. While we were escaping we got stuck on the only evacuation road for around 3 hours. During the time we were stuck on the road my son would give a violent cough which later turned into a lung infection and I was having a panic attack while in labor.
Once we escaped the fire I had to walk myself 2miles to the hospital ( I have hospital records as proof). Once I Checked myself into Enloe hospital they had to pump me with meds for two days to get my adrenaline down and make my body once again safe for my unborn child. It was as if I had just escaped a war zone. Unfortunately after losing everything I’ve ever known I was still stuck with a whopping 34,000+ hospital bill. Luckily my insurance paid half so I only have around 15,000+ left to pay. My mother scammed me out of getting money from FEMA by claiming me and not giving me any of the money she received. 6 months later and I’m still trying to revive my family’s new life from the ashes. It’s almost impossible to work due to having two children and breastfeeding.
I’ve been trying so hard but my steam is running out. Before the fire, I was making the best life I could as a young single mother. A home, furniture, clothes, and toys. I had it all. Only for all my 3 years of hard work to be ripped from me in one morning. I won’t ask for a specific amount. I’m grateful for what anyone can spare. I’m not even sure if this is legit but I’m getting desperate and I can’t do things all by myself anymore.