Emergency Legal and Life expenses

Dear friends,

I'm updating this story in hopes to make it a bit more current.
I've not been in contact with many of you,  as there have been some very private things that have occured over the last several years, I'm reticent to tell them even now...
Bruce and I are divorcing. Things became very unhealthy. This was not the first time, but it was the last!
I only mention this because it explains how challenging my position is currently. 
I've learned that unknown to me, and over several years, all of our 401ks and retirement funds have been emptied.
I've been cut off of all credit cards, and no alimony has been paid since last May...10 months ago.
I'm currently on food stamps, which gives me about $130/mo, I use food pantries to help with the lack of food, and have no family near me, other than Bruce's parents, who live 340ft from me. That in itself has caused many issues that I won't get into.
I have countless bills that have piled up and are now at risk to be turned off.
I found out recently that my water and electricity were going to be turned of the next day.
Thankfully, a church stepped in and paid the water bill so I'm ok regarding water, for the time being...

I have also exhausted all funds for my legal expense, and was told that if I didnt pay the balance within 10 days, I would be dropped as a client. Well, I got the official notice that I have no representation.

Thankfully, I found another lawyer, through my Pastor!
God leads us in amazing ways! My new lawyer will be helping me immediately, thankfully. I am so very grateful for her help.

The amount I've listed is enough to pay some of the legal fees, some will go to the immense bills that have accumulated. It will also help cover my storage facility which is entering the auction phase any day! The money owed is more than $2,500. The amount I've listed above will also help cover one month of my health insurance, $1,200, which will be dropped any day.  As many of you know, I suffer from several debilitating health issues, so insurance is important.

I come to you humbled and asking for immediate support. I dont have anywhere else to turn, as my family has gone through all the money that they had to keep me afloat.
In addition, my dear father is not well... We pray that each new day, he will awaken and make it through the many hours a day encompasses.
I'm glad to say , he is making it day by day, but he is suffering.
I ask for any prayers that you might offer, to please include him. Please ask that God might help lift my father from his heartrenching confusion and bad health he fights on a daily basis. That He will help relieve his suffering.
My father's health is declining so rapidly that since I'm in Florida and he's in Pennsylvania, I pray to have another chance to go up there, at an opportune time, to see him. 
But, I know my father would want me to handle these issues first, and that is what I'm going to do, and why I'm coming to you...Even $5.00 would help at this point.

God works in mysterious ways, and I've learned to not be too proud to ask for help... It's a VERY hard lesson for me to learn, but I've been placed here to learn that there is reward in receiving as much as I prefer to give.

I hope you are well, and be blessed.

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Karen Gemmell 
Boca Raton, FL

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