I’m a single mother to a beautiful two year old boy. His dad is involved and pays his child support so I do not ask for extra help from anyone. Even if I wanted to I couldn’t at the moment. My older brother makes a very decent living but is going through a divorce so I do not presume that he could help me right now. I’m a senior at Austin Peay State University majoring in Communication Arts. It has been difficult being in school and working while having my baby and I have had to lighten my course load a few times. I am proud to be this close to finishing my degree because I know that I can provide a much more comfortable life when I have an actual career so it will be worth struggling now. This is technically my sixth year in college and I’m on track to graduate in the spring. I saved and purchased a MacBook Pro many years ago and it has lasted me all of this time but it has been through quite a few things to say the least—my son has knocked it off of the couch, I have dropped it multiple times over the years, and it is used to some extent almost constantly when I’m not at work. I currently work at least 40 hours a week in retail sales and I’ve been at my job for 8 years. Knowing that my laptop has been on its last leg I’ve managed to save about $450 for a new one but that has taken MONTHS due to recently having to pay for new tires and an unexpected wisdom tooth removal. So this is undoubtedly the worst timing for my computer to stop even powering up at all. It’s a 2011 model so paying to get it fixed would just be stupid even if it were fixable. I doubt it is. I haven’t touched the money I’ve been saving to replace it but also can’t spare anything else right now. I can’t use credit because I have a decently large amount of student loans so this is pretty much my only option. I pray there is a stranger out there that is blessed with enough funds to help me get a new computer while still living comfortably yourself. I used to edit videos occasionally for youtubers on the side using iMovie on my MacBook but haven’t been able to since my computer became a slow piece of crap. So ideally I could get another MacBook and be able to use it for school and start editing videos again for extra money. I’m sure I could get a cheap laptop that might do some of the things I need for school but I will also be needing to do at least one video presentation for one of the final courses I’m taking next semester. I hate the idea of wasting the money I have saved on a computer that won’t be capable of doing everything I really need it to do. I wish I had parents that could help or another family member with extra income but I don’t. I have around $450, the computer price is $1299 with sales tax being $116.91. To keep it simple I am asking for $950 I can surely come up with the $15-20 between now and when someone can help. I’m placing my hope into this platform so that I can finish my school work and start making more money to get ahead. I thank you, anyone, who can help. I fully believe that when you try to help others whenever you can it comes back around when you need it. That’s what I’m counting on. Sending love to anyone who even took the time to read this!