Im reaching out to ask for help, like others on this site . Though it may be hard for me to do so, the fear of this daily struggle my life has become is much worse.
I suppose the best thing to help you understand my situation would be to in short, share my story. I’m a young single mother of four. I gave birth to my first child at 14, my third by the age of 17, and my last at age 20 .I grew up with a lot of abuse in every form, but pushed myself hard to never let that hold me down . Swearing to not subject my children to any of that abuse I managed to get my first apartment at age 14 before birthing my beautiful daughter. I went on to graduate high school, despite the lack of support from my peers and even managed to make it to college . Unfortunately the cost of daycare, transportation, college, singly supporting my family bared too much for me at that time. I put college on hold and settled for an job that was able to make ends meet at that time. When we were in an apartment, before my second daughter’s medical costs ( she was born with spinal bifida and accomping that was hydrocephalus), and before I truly knew what I desired our future to look like . I’m at a point now in my life where I would like to buy a home, return to college and obtain a career with opportunity of advancement and provide a much more financially secure life for my children. Unfortunately I don’t qualify for financial aid because my student loans I had taken out years ago are in default. They total to almost 30,000. I feel if I could take care of the previous loans I had, as well as having something set aside to ensure I don’t need to pull out more then I would be able to return working in a better suite career for our future. Going to college full-time will also interfere with me maintaining the current position I’ve held for almost 8 years now. So in total I’m asking for help raising a total of 40,000 to help me and my children with a future I otherwise couldn’t promise them. I also know that if ever, whenever, I am at a point to give in return, I would not turn my cheek on extending a hand to help another in a position such as my own.