The right choice left her Homeless
Organized by: Renee Wells
I know there's thousands of amazing stories on this site that are just as worthy of your attention and support as this one. What makes this one stand out though is something I can't show you. I can only describe how wonderful it feels when someone who owes you nothing stands up for you when the chips are down in your own life, and is loyal to you. Beth did that for me when my newborn became critically ill from a birth defect. Beth helped us when we didn't even know what we needed at the time. It is a rare person who will put themselves out to help another person with nothing expected in return. This is someone who deserves another chance. Please help Beth and Shannon get back on their feet. My heartfelt thanks to all who read this and would consider helping this family. I just learned that a close and very dear friend of mine who is a single parent of one beautiful, intelligent & caring 11 year daughter. "Jane" has always made good choices and judgments when drugs and alcohol were a factor in her life and relationships. Growing up and having to learn at such a young age how to care for herself and brother, make decisions that a child shouldn't have to make because both her parents chose their addictions over their own two kids. As Jane grew older, she gradually broke that parent/child relationship with her own parents because she wanted more for her own life and family someday. From the age of 15 and on, Jane worked every opportunity she had to work for money towards all expenses for school supplies, school clothes, hygiene care items and even a car. This was never a life she complained about because she simply just didn't know any different. I personally experienced and watched this independently, prideful individual as herself enter the carrier world just a few days after receiving her high school diploma at Graduation. As all Janes friends were packing up and going away to college, she stayed back in the city she grew up in to learn how to completely support herself and enter the "adult world" head on. Her uplifting, outgoing, positive personality landed her her first FT job with a company of great benefits, pay and advancement. it was just 1 year after she was hired for the receptionist position, that she was advanced and promoted to a department where she was titled as that departments "assistant". She gained more experience and knowledge of the department as well as the communities and countless patrons she serviced and assisted on a daily basis. Jane not only exceeded everyones expectations but she thrived on helping others, you could truly see the sincerity on her face and hear it in her voice each day she lived out her position and job performance. Less than 2 years after she accepted that promotion, she was yet again offered a promotion for her department as the departments Coordinator where gladly accepted. She loved her job, the residents, co workers, and daily routine and was overall just a happy individual. This is where she met someone, eventually got married and had a child. Unfortunately, their marriage did not last because Jane found that the bad was out weighing the good, as she had already fallen to the Verbal abuse that she dealt with daily. Knowing this was not the environment in the best interest for their child, Jane put up the fight alone to make a change in life. Taking only clothes for her and her daughter, she also took them each a bed and dresser - she left everything else behind because the environment in the home she built with her own love no longer felt like her safe place anymore. She started to rebuild the life for her and her daughter and eventually met a man that she truly felt nothing but love for.They both deeply loved each other, and built so much together in the 5 years from running a business to their own home and personal life. They stayed busy, lived a hectic life but did it as a Team together. Not that long ago, Jane started experiencing some concerning health issues, after finally agreeing to go the doctor she learned that she would endure more testing and treatments for Lupus. Struggling daily in chronic pain to care for her family, she still continued to put herself last. Eventually, she couldn't hide the tears from her child and faced many daily struggles if she could make it out of bed. Learning to co-op with this disease, she has grew strong again , though still weak - she is comfortable, in the sense that she has grew used to daily chronic pain and restrictions in her life. With each flare, she handles the next one stronger. Within the last month I just learned that this one of a kind, compassionate, caring, strong, wise, loving dear friend and mother to one, is now homeless. The man that she had that bond with, loved more than she loved her self, backed him as his #1 always, was taken away from her because he decided to try Meth just "one time". The drug that literally takes your soul, turns you into the opposite of who you were and wont let go unless you break the law or you die. Jane has experienced more unimaginable heartache and pain with this from the sudden violence, behavior changes and other effects of this demon drug . She went from having "it all" to literally nothing. By nothing I mean, homeless with temporary housing for a short time that is due to expire, very few clothes and whatever personal items she was able to obtain from that point until now. Everything she worked for and did to rebuild that life is gone. She has no home, no car, no job and no money. Currently struggling with the fight of slipping into deep depression, stress and anxiety triggering her flares of the Lupus, she is truely, for the first time in her life she truly needs help. She has a daughter that she needs to be there for and continue to raise, she has the rest of her life to live and find other happiness. This is an individual that has fought more fights than most people and she is only 35. She needs any help you have to offer. I don't think I have to identify what she does and doesnt need because she literally has nothing now. She will have to yet again rebuild her life, from below bottom to up. Any contribution you would kindly make will help her realize this isnt the end, always known as a fighter, for once she says she tired of fighting. Any contribution will help her find hope again and see that it is possible to carry on. Her baby girl needs her mama, knowing that she so strong and seeing her so weak right now, is introducing her to feelings and emotions of emptiness that no child should ever have to experience. Please, contribute to helping these two back to life - it will never be forgotten and go unnoticed.