Help save our family!

Hi, We are the McKinney Family. We are here to raise funds to help our family with assistance in acquiring a place to live!  Thank you for showing interest in our fund raising effots! We deeply appreciate your kindness! Here is our story! The family: Father Daniel (Father to Zaria & xZaden since conception non bio Daddy to Axton) Mother Ashlee (Mother to Axton & xZaden non bio mommy to Zaria) Zaria age 10, Axton age 3,xZaden age 2 Daniel the Dad- Everything changed after the accident! 2013 I was rear ended at a red light by a elderly driver who had no reason on the road! I was on stoooed at the light on my motorcycle and her was doing around 50mph. At the time it was 9 herniation between five discs, three discs and 6 of the herniation are between my head and shoulders. Most of the herniations go in towards my spinal column applying pressure on my spinal cord. The one in my mid/lower back effects my ability to feel if it full or to control my bladder. All of this and more specifics like scoliosis stenosis and a bunch of other big words listed repetitively are my conditions that were diagnosed within days of the accident! Since that day my whole life has changed regardless to how much i fought the idea. I have worked my whole life and i enjoyed it! I didnt and still dont want that to change. It helped me fill life with a purpose i was good at! I was ADHD with almost endless energy and drive! I did constriction, crafting and restaurant work mostly! After the accident my family would not of made it this far without me working. Luckily my work crew could see me struggling and they would trade tasks making it possible for me to continue! So i continued working until mid 2017 when the biggest changes started! However Gradually over the 4 years and with the physical demand of jobs i kept losing and the requirements of the jobs i qualified for, my injuries have only gotten worse. i have not been able to keep a job because some days i cant lift my own head off my pillow. so my attendance becomes an issue or it was because of my limited ability stand or steadily be in motion. Now my family is not making it and it tears me apart being so useless and unable to help enough! Ashlee the Mother- The at home mom who Now is new in the workplace! starting wage is just enough to keep our family going if we are just covering our cost to live. When I told Axton's biological father i was pregnant with his child he left state. Daniel stepped in like it was his own child. Doctors visits, sonograms, strange food requests at 2am and even arranging with his job to have maturity leave so he can be with me when i went into Labor. He also stayed with me the following 3 days! He has always done everything he can to suppot me and our family including working when he should of been seeking disability! Unfortunately the accident took more then his ability to do. Its been taking his spirit and im trying my best to keep us going! We live in a trailer we own in someone's backyard. It will nolonger be possible to stay here and we cant afford to move. I just recently lost my truck and we are currently 4 miles from the nearest business and 5 from the nearest form of public transportation. Its not impossible but its definitely not easy! (Im not a athlete) recently i have lost my job and our truck is not recoverable.  Finding and keeping work wont be easy but I will get it done! Our local friends can only do so much because they are a paycheck or 2 away from us. Also we dont want anyone to hurt there lives trying to help us! The boys (Axton & xZaden are great! We do everything we can to avoid them knowing we are struggling. We have been acquiring hand me down clothes and toys almost regularly because of how much they are growing up and out of the things they have! Food is has not been a issue because we have done a great job of planning our food budget to last(boys are eating a lot more now with there groth spurts. So we have been editing our list lately) sadly we wont be able to hide being in a shelter. Whats even worse is our dead line to be out of here is basically Christmas. Zaria our beautiful daughter is ADHD just like her Father! She struggles with learning is easy the paying attention  in school thats hard. She has been in a school that works with her focus. She is doing great! Because of this and our struggling a lot of her time is spent with her grandmother! A blessing that she is able to offer that help for her! This is another reason we need a home to keep our daughter from needing to be anywhere but home with us always! grandmother visits are great but not the confusion of not fully living at home with your parents! Disability is still at least 1 year away at best. We have sold everything except whats required to live and the kids toys. All to avoid homelessness. We will no longer be able to stay in our current location much longer and with our current budget we dont have the option to afford moving out. The funds raised will be used in this order! as first last & security deposit, to help with monthly payments, a few toys for the kids for Christmas, a cheap vehicle for work, shopping and appointments. After reading the stories of the blessings found here on go fund me. We realize there is a chance we may receive more then requested. If this becomes the case. We will use the extra funds to secure our future and that of our children! For example we have been trying to find owner finance homes between 20 and 30,000 max. A lot of great homes but none offering private financing! We wish to make it on our own! But life has placed challenges in our path that currently exceed our ability to resolve in the time we have! We will eventually see the end of our struggling. Sadly right now our struggles are linked with money and time. Both things we dont currently have much of now. Help isnt easy to ask for but required to avoid this getting worse before it gets better! We want to thank everyone who reads this, has compassion for us, is able to help in any way and even the ones who cant help! Sincerely the McKinney family!

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • 500 $ 
    • 28 mos
  • Dan Hyppolite 
    • 15 $ 
    • 28 mos
  • Sarah Adams 
    • 20 $ 
    • 28 mos
  • Johnny Jones 
    • 400 $ 
    • 28 mos
  • Geoffrey Brown 
    • 50 $ 
    • 28 mos
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Fundraising team: McKinney Family & friends (3)

Daniel McKinney 
Organizer
Raised 505 $ from 2 donations
Lutz, FL
Ashlee Lynn 
Beneficiary
Sarah Jones Adams 
Team member
Raised 1,035 $ from 3 donations
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