Hello, my name is Crystal I am the mother of 4 totally awesome kids. My eldest son which is 19 is 6’7 and no he does not play basketball lol. I had my eldest son at the age of 17 and his little brother was not far behind. They are 13 months apart. Their biological father was mentally and physically abusive . I stayed in that relationship for 5 years . Coming from a broken home myself I thought I was doing the right thing. Boy was I mistaken but I grew from it and got out in a hurry. I had always worked from the day my sons was born because I had no other choice didn’t really have a mother figure or any help from family besides my dad. I meet a wonderful man several years later had my first baby girl in 2004 then her little sister was not far behind in 2006 . I almost died having her and I thought well 4 is way enough crystal so I stopped at that. My husband was from Mexico we had some money saved from working and we went to do the right thing and get him to be a citizen payed way to much to lawyers and in the end his denial reason was you have been in the United States for over a year illegally you are banned from reentering for 10 years. My world was crushed and well it’s almost been 10 years but this has been the roughest 10 yrs of my life. I have been working and still cannot seem to get out of the whole. My credit is horrible at this point and my son was shot 2 months ago and had flatlined 2 times before they could redo his artery in his leg and put the titanium plate in where his femur use to be. A 9mm at close range almost took my 18 yr old son away from me and away from his daughter which was one. It seems like I have been plagued with any and everything this world could throw at me and while I have went through my trials and tribulations I have tried to stay strong but this past year has really taken a toll on me. I am so prideful and I was taught you don’t beg you work for it. Well I have been working and praying and praying and working and I just don’t know at this point . I am not asking for a lot. My girls some new school clothes and to just be able to get caught up a little would be amazing . To just be able to spend the day with my kids and not worry about what will make of the next day , to be able to take a sigh of relief we were just hit by hurricane michael two weeks ago and had just gotten power and water back a few days ago. I was able to get some assistance back on the food I lost but fema claimed my house was still livable and the SBA denied me for a loan because I didn’t have enough income to pay it back with the size of my household. Anything would be appreciated and I know their are people in way worse shape than me but at this point I have thrown all my possible life rafts out. God bless you all and have a great evening.