Help me keep my little family
Organized by: Randi Summey
Hi! I was super nervous to do this but here it goes... Hi, my name is Toya and I am a single mother. I have been a single mom for over 2 years now after my ex and I split after a 7 year marriage. All this time I have been working a minimum wage job at GameStop and trying to make ends meet for me and my son. There has been no help from his father for over a year. After we divorced he said since he was doing me a favor and letting me keep custody of my son he shouldn't have to pay anything. Now that he is newly married has a brand new daughter and is fathering her son as well he is seeking custody of my son. My son is my world and those who know me can say that is true. All of my funds, time, and energy go into raising my son to be a decent, but happy and productive human being. I don't want him to go and stay somewhere he doesn't want to be. He is a happy, smart, 2nd grader and he is a straight A student! I do my very best to make sure he is the happiest boy ever. Working a minimum wage job that is paid bi weekly has not left much in terms of funds. I now faced with fighting a custody battle, and even though I work hard I don't have enough to afford a lawyer. I know most will say get a state provided attorney, but I feel I want someone who will actually fight for what my son wants and his well being and happiness, not someone who is there basically to get a paycheck and get rid of the case...if that makes sense. Me and my son are happy...more so my son is happy , I want to let my son continue to be happy... Thank you any amount from a cent to a dollar is appreciated...