I am a 25 year old single mother, still trying to get a hang of this whole “adult” thing. I was 19 when I made the bold decision to venture away from my family and live on my own; after years of torment, verbal and emotional abuse, and extremely unhealthy relationships with those I share blood with, I had finally had enough. I couch surfed for about a year with friends until I was able to get my own apartment. That was the happiest day of my life. I did okay for the first two years; I struggled, but I made it work. I kept a roof over my head, I looked at ramen noodles as a feast fit for a king, I had good friends who were there for me and supported me.
Fast forward to present day 2019, and I’m realizing now that living paycheck to paycheck is no way to live. My rent has raised on my apartment, and I can no longer keep up with the payments. I am drowning in debt due to medical bills from my pregnancy and delivery, I have been without a cell phone/primary way of contact for over a month, and I have exhausted every option I have possible. I have an 18 month old daughter that I need to provide for. Her father is in no position to help us, let alone be apart of her life. But if it weren’t for her, I wouldn’t have fought so hard to keep us afloat. But we as humans know that sometimes, enough just isn’t enough.
I am writing this as a last ditch effort to ask for help, in the hopes that there are people kind enough to contribute. I am at risk of having my car repossessed, I am at risk of losing the apartment that all of my best memories lie in; my home, my daughters home. Without a car and without a home, Nova and I have nothing to our names. Nowhere to stay, and nowhere to go. And in a place like Las Vegas, standing around in the blistering hot sun with a baby is no way to live.
I will worry about my mountain of medical related debt and phone situation in the near future. Right now, my main concern is the $2,000 needed to keep a roof over my and my daughters head, and keep our primary method of transportation.
I need some angels. Please, if you’re able to be my saving grace, I promise to pay it forward in any way that I can. Regardless, I thank you kindly for taking the time to read my story.