My Family of 7 Needs Help

On i, my name is Steve and last year I ran a similar fundraiser for my family to get out of debt from payday loans, well the good news is we are no longer endebted to any of those blood sucking loan offices. The bad news is that we are more broke now than we have imagined anyone could ever be. On any given day we have no idea how we will pay our rent, feed our family or pay any of our other bills. It is all very disheartening to say the least. We set up this fundraiser because family is supposed to come first and our family has no other options. A little background on the cause of our desperate situation is as follows: I have been in the construction industry for as long as I can rember and last year lost my job due to several personal injuries that required surgery. If I were to return to construction I wouldn't be able to walk (without a walker) in under a years time (as per my doctor). I have been looking for a job for this entire time - it seems as if no one wants to hire a middle aged man with little to no transferable skills in this economy. My fiance has been the primary bread winner up until this point. Several weeks ago, when planning to return to work from maternity leave, her employer called to inform her that they had dissolved her position and she was pretty much S.O.L.. She is in the process of applying for unemployment because we are aware of how illegal what they did was. So as of right now we are a family of seven with no income and a mountain of bills with no idea how to pay them. Please, if you understand our plight even a little and can spare a few bucks, all we are trying to do is to keep our heads above water so that our kids have a better shot at life than we have. Thank you all. 
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    • $300 
    • 72 mos
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    • $5 
    • 72 mos
  • Rafael Ortiz 
    • $10 
    • 72 mos
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    • $20 
    • 75 mos
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    • $25 
    • 75 mos
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Steve Michael Ahearn 
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