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Our 5 Kids May be Homeless Soon

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Raised by 5 people in 11 months
In 40 days my family might be homeless in Chattanooga TN.


Me, my wife, and our five kids make a family of seven, with kids ranging from 12yo down to 2  months. We’re getting kicked out of our 3 bedroom apartment because we go over the 2-person-per-bedroom rule, even though one of the kids is just an infant. That also means we can’t rent another 3 bedroom place. Unfortunately, local 4 bedroom houses are out of our budget right now.

I don’t know what we’re going to do.

Basically, I need to make a year’s worth of income in the next 40 days to pay down debt and afford a place.

I need your help.

I’m doing everything I can on my end- taking more clients, working at night, selling everything we can do without, but it's just not enough. 

What we hope to do with this money is pay at least 6 month's rent on a small place. We don't need much. I just want a place where we have the basics for now like running water and safe enough for them to play outside. We've found them in our budget, but the 3 bedroom rule keeps us out.

All the rest of the money would go towards debt, at least enough to give us some breathing room.

The total money amount above represents how much debt we owe from medical bills, car, housing, etc.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Please connect with me if you have any questions. I'd be glad to answer any questions about our debts or what we need for housing.
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In 38 days my family might be homeless in Chattanooga TN.

I got an e-mail today in response to this series that made me sick to my stomach. As soon as I read it, I messaged my buddy Ryan McRae, my best friend in the world.

I said, “Am I doing everything wrong? I just don’t want to be too ashamed or prideful to ask for help.”

His simple response was, “You’re doing fine and the right thing. And you’ll always have haters.”

Ryan made me feel better, like I’m not a total screw-up, and still have something to offer the world and my family.

Let me sum up what she said to me in an all day series of e-mails…

“You have accomplished nothing of value.”

“A little challenge and you're freaking out?”

“You made your bed, not I, so lie in it.”

“I have more debt than you and I'm battling Lyme Disease, vocal cord dysfunction, Bartonella, IBS, GERD, and Optic Nerve Atrophy.”

“Life can be shitty at times.”

“No use pointing out birth control.”

“How about you spend the next 39 days reversing the decisions that put you in debt?”

“I filed for bankruptcy. You could do the same.”

Her words bothered me. Don’t think I’m not saying some of the same things and worse to myself anyway. You know what, though, I’m just gonna keep pushing on. I have to. Another thing Ryan taught me was that if I slow down too much or give it too much power, the Dark Passenger will show up and convince me I’m truly worthless.

I’ll be sending out quite a few e-mails in the coming days that will give more info and show different ways you can help. I’m going to be hustling like I’ve never hustled before.

The best way you can help me is by spreading the word. Please forward this e-mail on to everyone you know. I need as many people as possible to know about this in case they can help us or know someone else who can.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Please connect with me if you have any questions.
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