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Size 23 Shoes for a 16yr old Boy!

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Hi, my name is Tamika! I’m a single mother of my gentle giant - 6’5’’, 380 lb - son. I have been jokingly saying that I was going to create a GoFundMe page due to him needing shoes. I never actually thought it would come to fruition. The first time that I mentioned it he was in a size 17 shoe. That was a year ago. My 16 year old son, Jor'el, is now in a size 23 shoe.

This size shoe is hard to come by, as commercial shoe sizes only go up to a size 22. However, I have spoken to some people who are able to make a shoe for him. They are asking $1500 for one pair. Seeing that he is not done growing, I figure I should get two pairs.

As I mentioned, I am a single mom and it's just Jor’el and I. I do work, but maintaining the household and buying those shoes is going to be tough. I have illnesses which sometime force me to miss work. Thus, this leads to low funds at times.

I am now running into the problem where Jor’el doesn't have any shoes to wear. They are all uncomfortable due to the staples coming out on the inside of the shoe and poking him. It has even became a problem when it comes to school because he doesn’t have the proper shoes to wear out of the house (snow boots) to go to school.

Who would have ever thought I’d be asking for help with shoes? Well, this is not an easy ask, but one I am making for the sake of my child. If you have any resources - financial or otherwise - please show support by sharing the post or donate if you so please. Thank you so much for your time!


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Mizmika Neal
Independence, MO

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