Baby Steps to Happiness

Four cats, two dogs, one soon-to-be divorcee, and her clinically depressed, veteran son. It pains me to write this as I have always figured things out without asking for much help, especially financially. However I'm running low on options and time. 

Hi, my name is Kevin and I'm asking for some help, in any shape or form, regardless of GoFundMe primarily focusing on money. My mother, Lois, and I are most likely going to be without our homes soon. After 12 years of promising to always take care of her, yet destroying her spirit and confidence without remorse, my step-father is divorcing easily the best thing to ever happen to him. And he's being nasty about it. As of right now, the only things he won't try to take from the family are emotional scars and debt. 

My beautiful and youthful mother is disabled and unable to work. She has Degenerative Disc Disease, soft bones, and isn't supposed to lift more than 10lbs. Everytime she goes near a metal detector it goes off because of the plates up and down her spine. She gave up a promising modeling career at 18 to be a Mom and then destroyed her body providing for us as a single mother for years (as you can see in the picture she's gorgeous).

All of this would still be okay if I were able to step up and be the son I should be. However, depression and severe anxiety have caused me to lose 3 jobs in a year - including being discharged from the US Coast Guard. Some days, I'll have shaking panic attacks for hours about a thought I had while lying in bed. I've saught therapy to no resolve and am losing hope in things getting better.

To add on top of all of this, I have a $-60 account balance. My GSD hasn't eaten dog food in a couple days (I make her meats & mix with cat food). And in 10 days my ex- step father is kicking me out of my childhood home leaving me, and potentially my mother, looking for a new home. This is not at all what I expected to come "home" to after serving my country.

Life just gets ya down sometimes, folks. And Lois and I are real down. So, I'm just here at 6am putting my story into the universe, hoping support of any kind will come back our way. Money would be going towards rent/deposit and bills until I can get back on my feet to provide for my Mom like she has for us the past 32 years. Thanks for reading!
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Kevin Hoyt
Tully, NY

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