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Single mom with herniated back

Organized by: Kelli Zak

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Hi I'm a single mother who herniated my about 2 yrs ago. When this happened I could barely walk, I some times needed help to get to the bathroom. I was unable to care for my son and was not able to work. I was out of work for 4-6mos with no income. Since the first herniation it has happened 6 more times with me unable to work for about a month each time. I have a full time job that pays well and my back can handle it and I love doing. I also have a part time job that is not so good for my back and I don't really like but I need the money. When putting as many hrs in to both and trying to take care of my son it wore my body down and my doctors told me I had to give up one job or I'd work myself right into the hospital so I had to decreace my hrs at my part time job. I'm currently 4 months behind on my house payments and could be homeless any day. My uitities are always on the Verge of being shut off. I barely have food to feed my son. We are living of the food shelf and $80 of food stamps. I've tried to get help from everywhere but they all told me " becuase your working we can't help you. If you get fired and are homeless then we can help you." I hate making this. I would rather earn what I need but I can't. If I can get my house payments caught up I can refinance and have cheaper payments per month by about $400 which is huge that would help me and my son enormously. I don't have cable and I don't have internet or a computer. I live very simple. All my furniture is from Craigslist and gotten free. I am now trying to sell plants that I get free from work to try and make a lil money for bread and milk. I also watch Craigslist free stuff for thing I maybe able to fix up/dyi and sell but that is hard to do when you are working 2 jobs and a single mom. I'm the mom that all the neighborhood kids like. They come over even when my son is at his dads and want to visit and help me around the house. I also have a (not by marrige) step daughter. My ex roommates daughter. I have always made sure she has had what she needs when both her parents didn't. She would say I am more of a parent then her biological parents are. I love her as my own and would give up my only meal for her if she needed food. Please if you are willing to help me and my son thank you. He loves it in this house. He has friends and gets to be a kid here. I don't want to loose this for him. He has had a rugh time with his dad and I spliting up. If we loose our home he will fall in to depression again. Thank you everyone for taking the time to read this. I will be praying for blessing upon everyone who reads this. Be Blessed and have a blessed day.

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