Help for my daughter, please read.
Early Sunday morning I received a scary phone call from Fatima ER stating that my 22yr old daughter Katrina had been involved in a car accident. She was driving home from her 2nd job, and fell asleep at the wheel from exhaustion. She sustained some bumps, and bruises, as well as a concussion. Thankfully she will be ok, and no one else was injured. She did have insurance, but unfortunately it was basic coverage, and they will not pay for the car which is totalled, they will only pay her medical bills, and for the guardrail that was damaged.
Katrina is a single mom, with a 3 year old daughter, and is doing everything on her own. I am very proud of her. Her car was extremely important in maintaining her income for her, and my grandaughter. Without a car I am afraid that everything that she has worked so hard to maintain, will fall apart. She works fulltime as it is, at the VA in Providence, and was on a tight budget to keep up with her apartment, bills, and necessities for my grandaughter. Even the smallest amount will help. I can assure you that every penny will be going towards a reliable used car, registration, and insurance. Katrina is a wonderful daughter, and mother to my grandaughter, and it pains me to know how hard she has worked to get where she is at, and I don't want to see it all fall apart. Unfortunately I cannot help her financially at the moment, therefore I am turning to friends, and family for help. Which is very hard for me, and Katrina to do, as we would never want to ask anyone for help. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and know that I would not be doing this, if I thought it would not be appreciated. Katrina is too proud to ask anyone for help, therefore I am doing this for her. Thank you.
After posting this I have received some negative comments, which I expected to happen. I know that this may seem like a trivial thing to most, to be asking for help with, it's just that my daughter has worked so hard to get to the point that she is at in such a short period of time. She pays for everything by herself, provides for her daughter without being in the system, as she should, and never asks for help. She doesn't complain about having to work all the time, or that she can't hang out like a normal 22yr old. She has stepped up, and became a responsible mother for which I am very proud of. Losing your only means of transportation can be devastating to your livelihood. Unfortunately because she lives out in the boonies, there are no bus routes available for her to get to work, or doctors appointments, and only one grocery store nearby that doesn't carry much, and is very expensive. Thank you for listening, as I said this is hard for me to do. I wish I was in the position to take care of this myself.