I can't do it alone
Organized by: Megan Deserio
I never thought I'd be one to ask for help, but unfortunately...here I am. I'm a single mother of a beautiful 15 year old daughter. As we know raising a child in a one-parent household can be quite overwhelming. Let alone the lack of child support can cause immense financial strains. I've done everything right in my life: obtained my Bachelors to show the importance of a college education to my daughter; refused to be on government assistance when my daughter was younger as I refused to have her in "the system"; and achieved the American Dream of purchasing my first house so my daughter can have a stable roof over her head. However, with the accumulating medical bills due to a situation that is of the utmost private to me (being a part of me dies inside due to this), but I have to keep fighting as I'm all my daughter has. Due to this, I found myself falling behind on my overhead expenses as I focused on medical bills. I'm now in a situation where my water, electricity and gas are on the verge of being disconnected; not to mention school clothes shopping for her in a few months have me thinking constantly of how I'll be able to do this with her. I can't tell my daughter this news as it would devistate her to no end. The last thing i want is to cause her anymore stress. My daughter has already been through a lot, from her father abandoning her, to being bullied at school, causing depression. However ecstatic to add that she was an honor roll student last year and I know she'll keep her grades up. She's told me in the past, if she could have one thing, it would be to take away my money worries. This melted my heart and broke it at the same time. With that being said... I'm pleading from the bottom of my heart for help. I've never been in this position before and feel beyond uncomfortable asking for help, but I have no other option. Please please please donate, whatever the amount I will be forever grateful. Thank you in advance!