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Getting our life back on track

Organized by: John B.

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THE STORY:

I am trying to get our lives back on track after being layed off for 5 years. I recently got a job, finally someone gave me a chance. But it's not a job that is very well paid. I only work 25 hrs a week for minimum wage. That's not enough for rent, bills and food. Plus paying back debt accrued over the years of being unemployed. The only reason why I am even here is so that way we can hopefully get out of this hole that we've been in and back on track. Our gas was shut off months ago, our power bill is way past due and I have to rely on family a lot of time to feed my daughter. It wasn't like this when I had a full time job. Working this pt job helps. But not enough. The stress is ruining my relationship between my "wife" of ten years, it's basically common law marriage, can't even afford to get the paper from our court house. my health is deteriorating quickly. As the stress has built and built, I have went from being 180 lbs down to 130 lbs. I literally have went 3-4 days without eating so that way my wife and daughter were fed. Because that's what I have to do, I am fine with that. I would like to say that I am happy, but seeing how sad we live and depressed my family is hurts me really bad. Bottom line is, we are in desperate need. I am embarrassed to ask for help, especially from strangers. But if we don't have money soon, we'll be more than likely homeless. Not that our home is in a great neighborhood. No exaggeration, 3 people have been shot and killed in the last 4 months in our area. I need to get my child out of here but can't even get ahead in life. Any support would be great, but honestly I don't know if there is anyone out there that would actually care about us enough to donate to us. Thanks for checking our fundraiser.

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