New Chapter

Hey Everybody. This is the weirdest thing I’ve had to do but there’s been some supportive friends that have encouraged me to try this out. Without them I wouldn’t have made it through this past year. Bare with me as some people have asked me often what really happened. I’m not one to complain let alone feel sorry for myself or the journey i have been set on but, Ill take it all with as much dignity as i can muster. Being a single mom of 3 awesome kids, my first reason for EVERYTHING I do, is for them. Leaving an abusive marriage, staying at the woman’s shelter for the sake of being safe, standing in countless lines at the local churches every 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month for a bag of food. Walking in the rain pregnant with a stroller and 2 little ones to get them to school because the mini van was stripped from you because family who got it for you decided you didnt “deserve it anymore”. Having the house gifted to the kids and I stripped from us after only a 30 day notice in the mail to vacate. Countless days in court fighting for my kids stability and care and standing up for what is right and just, at the cost of having my name and reputation challenged every step of the way. These are still hard memories to swallow but I found EMS and something of my own to provide and take care of my kids and gave me my self worth back. This was the best thing to happen for us and I LOVED every minute of it. From my fellow co-workers to connecting with the people we rushed in to help, to my kids thinking I was a hero when I put on that uniform. But my back was severely injured on the job and with reluctance at first to be rushed to surgery, I ultimately had no choice but to have major back surgery to save my ability to have use of my left hip and leg. Although it was the best thing I couldve done for my health, it cost me my job. Leaving my EMS family was the biggest loss I have suffered this past year and I have mourned it everyday. The same family who took our van and house, offered to take the kids and I in after my surgery and losing my job, has once again put a times up on our stay here. My kids are doing so well in school and their activities here, have made great friends and looking forward to new adventures in school next year. I have my strength back and starting a new job in the week to come and although not in EMS, I am hopeful for the future with a company that has the potential for longevity and stability for me and the kids. The grand journey continues because of some hard lessons but also some awesome people and friends that remind me of the things they miss most about me since leaving, staying positive, finding happiness even if ever so tiny and smiling no matter what because it all works out one way or another. I come here to ask, not for me but for my kids to please help us just get into our own place where it cannot be taken away from us ever again. I can handle the rest. It would be ours and not have anyone else’s name attached or associated. My drive and determination will be the fuel that gets us back on track and into a warm and safe environment finally. Please consider dropping something in the pot so we can rent a moving truck and get our deposit covered as I have been put on notice and don’t have much time to come up with it in time. I have no problem paying anyone back and if the goal is short then anyones help would get the kids their clothes and things for school next year. I love each and every one of you for still keeping in touch with me and checking in on the kids and I. You’ve helped me keep my head up even when I didn’t want to sometimes. Thanks in advance for any support for this particular cause. PEACE

Donations ()

  • Erme Vidal 
    • $500 
    • 25 mos
  • Michael Thomas 
    • $100 
    • 25 mos
  • Heather DelaTorre 
    • $40 
    • 25 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 25 mos
  • Jennifer Falls Clawson 
    • $50 
    • 25 mos
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Organizer

Shelbie Greco 
Organizer
Venice, FL
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