Common courtesy and compassion
Organized by: Jesica Padilla
My family is really struggling and starting to loose faith in society. My husband is an extremely hard worker, 16 hours a day 6 days a week for $1500 a month on commission. I was going to college and when my son was diagnosed with a sensory disorder and needed more care, I quit school to help my son. Before this 2 yr stretch of hard times, my father got in an accident and became disabled with full responsibility for two children under 6 yrs., we invited them to stay with us. My husband's injury took a toll on our family emotionally, physically, and financially. Between caring for my disabled farher, injured husband, little brother, little sister, and disabled son, I worked part time for minimum wage to try to stay afloat. The last 2 years have been like quick sand, and the harder I try to get us back on track - it feels as though we are sinking faster. In the last 3 months, I have been in my first accident and I'm very lucky to have walked away from it, my car was totalled, my cat went missing, denied at different apartments because someone stole my identity, my purse was stolen, we lost all our stuff when there was a fire at our storage, 4 flat tires, ran out of gas too Many times, and and trying to believe that we will make it through.