2 days before Christmas, my husband of 11 years blindsided me when he told me my marriage is over. We have 2 young kids. Our daughter was born with half a heart, has undergone 3 open heart surgeries and multiple other procedures. And will continue with lifelong needs. My son is 4, he has multiple food allergies and requires a special diet. I am a nurse. I spent the last couple years busting my butt through the pandemic, being the primary income for awhile. When things finally calmed down and he went back to work, I took a per diem position to be able to be home with the kids and avoid daycare costs. I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression over the last 2.5 years, and this sudden divorce just hit a little harder. He refused counseling and any other ways to reconcile. Its been rough. I have been able to see a doctor and therapist to treat my depression, which has been much better, but now this struggle is just eating away at me. I started a new job that pays well, but now as single income, I’ve become extremely overwhelmed. The daycare costs alone are as much as monthly housing. I’ve fallen behind and racked up some debt. I’ve needed to use credit cards for basic needs- groceries, gas, medicine, school clothes… I still have student loan debt from nursing school, and I have panic anxiety about payments resuming. I am just in over my head, and I am desperate for a little help. My goal is to become debt free and financially independent as a single mother, but things keep popping up. Medical co-pays and co-insurance costs are unbelievable. I am still trying to pay for a cardiac catheterization, doctor fees, anesthesia, procedure costs- from last summer. I just need to get my head above water. It hurts, my heart and my pride, to have to ask like this, but please, anything you can donate, I would be eternally grateful. Thank you.