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“The hardest part about being strong is that no one ever asks if you’re ok.”

Being a single mom and sole provider, my 3 dependent children (ages 17, 6, and 4) rely solely on me to survive. As a person impacted by the government shutdown, my income has come to a halt due, causing stress and worry of how I am going to make ends meet until I get another regular paycheck. The struggle is definitely real for me now. Never in a million years would I have ever dreamed that I’d be turning to GoFundMe asking for help, because in all honesty, I’ve always felt there was probably someone else who could use the help more than my family. The truth is that even without the presence of a shutdown, my family still struggles, but I’m usually able to make things work out, because that’s what single mom’s do, we make things work out. I do work a part-time job, and have taken on some extra hours to try to make do. But the reality of it is that those extra hours, plus donating plasma twice a week for money are barely enough to pay the utilities, but I am thankful to have that little money coming in. My 17 year old understands what’s going on, but every day I hear him complain about his wisdom teeth hurting because they have to be pulled soon. I have insurance, but I can’t risk incurring any additional out of pocket medical expenses not knowing when I’ll be able to pay them. My 6 and 4 year old, which I adopted, have no idea what’s going on, so I try not to show the anxiety and stress. Even though they are my great-nephews, I adopted them to give them a better life that their biological parents couldn’t provide. Now I feel like I’m failing them because the stabile home that I have provided for them is now at risk.

I really appreciate you taking the time to read about my situation. If you would like to help and are able to do so, any donations are very much appreciated.  Thank you so very much.
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Again, I just wanted to thank each and everyone who donated to my campaign. I didn’t expect such a huge response. I put my story out there and people related to it. I am forever grateful to each and every one of you. The fear of not knowing what you are going to do when faced with not receiving a paycheck is so unreal. Although the shutdown is not over, with no end in sight, I can’t help but wonder what’s next.

There have been “trolls” lurking around and leaving nasty comments that are very hurtful. My son has seen those nasty comments. Putting myself out there and having to ask for help was very difficult for me. Now just imagine what the nasty comments are doing to me. It’s not easy asking for help. I pray that I am NEVER in this situation again.

But on a brighter note, there are good, loving, kind people in this world. Had it not been for these wonderful people, I honestly don’t know what I would have done. Again, I appreciate everyone’s thoughtfulness for my family. I believe in paying it forward and helping others in need.

Thank you!

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First off, I would like to THANK everyone who donated to my GoFundMe campaign. Never in a million years would I ever have expected this magnitude of support. Putting my story out there in the first place was an extremely difficult decision, because those that know me personally, know that I am very private about what goes on in my life, and that I am not the type of person to ask anyone for help. I am very independent, and have been all my life. Resorting to GoFundMe was me nearing my lowest point, in panic-mode, worried about how to keep my household up and going without a paycheck.
I am very grateful for each and every one of you and no words can ever express my sincere thankfulness.
I have also received some emails/messages from “guardian angels” wishing to donate to my GoFundMe campaign. I have requested that they consider donating to another family affected by the shutdown.
Again, thank you so very much. I am truly blessed.
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