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Help My Family get Back on the Road!!!

Organized by: Destine Sanders

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THE STORY:

Hello my name is Destine Sanders I am a 30 year old mother of two! I currently work and attend college full-time. Last month my new car that I bought used less than a year ago that I have faithfully made car payments on with only 4 payments left ($1250) all of a sudden broke down on me and I had my vehicle towed back to the Dealership and was told that my car needs a new engine valued at $5000.00. I have been devastated ever since! My vehicle is not only used for personal use but I also used my vehicle to get me and my children to work, school for all of us, and doctor appointments! All my life I have struggled since I was a kid. I was placed in Foster Care since my dad was murder and my mom was an abuser of Drugs and my Grandmother decided to drop me off to a local hospital at age 10 and just left me there since she couldn't afford to take care of me.I was placed in the state custody since my family abandoned me. I grew up very sad and depressed child always wondering why the never loved me enough to fight for me and save me. Years of never hearing from them Christmas,Birthdays,Thanksgiving and crying myself to sleep many years know that no one cared or loved me and blaming myself. Everything that I have ever accomplished and have was because I got it all on my own from working hard and never giving up! Now I have my beautiful encouraging daughters both 7 and 10 years old watching me and cheering me on.They depend on me! No matter what I must keep going for them! I am now residing in the same city with the entire family that turned their backs on me and I swallowed my pride to ask for help for the sake of my children but they still want help us! I have had to catch taxi cabs, buses and walk long distances with my children to grocery stores, doctor appointments and my children's school. I have now gotten behind on my utility bills because I have to spend most of my paycheck on transportation to get around! I am supposed to start my fall semester of College in a few weeks and will have to drop out due to no transportation.I would be set to Graduate next year in the Summer! All of my dreams and hard work are crashing before my eyes! I try to stay strong for my girls and not let them see my cry and hurt but it's hard because everything I have accomplished has been on my own and now I really do need a helping hand.I pray day and night to God to keep me strong and to keep my faith! I am afraid that I will not be able to keep my job since I have no vehicle and I am paying out so much for transportation that I can't keep up with my rent and utilities which will result in us loosing our home! Anyone out there that hears my story if you can be a blessing to my family in anyways God Bless you and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Sometimes it's hard to stay strong when you have no help and support and you feel like just giving up but than you realize that you can't be like the people that gave up on you but that you must be better and continue to fight and keep faith!

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