Family of 5 nearly homeless for 3 decades

52339346_1604498151383399_r.jpeg52339346_1604498199147295_r.jpegI’ve been too proud to post here even though I’ve known about it for 10-20 years. I’m 46 years old and married with 3 children. During my early 20’s I had my 1st seizure and have had hundreds since. Maybe closer to 200. So many that I can’t hold onto a job. So many that they’ve destroyed my memory and our lives. I live in Indiana and have been turned down constantly for disability. It’s 1 of the hardest states to be approved. I’m currently trying again. My wife is manic depressive and suffers from severe anxiety. She’s trying for disability now too. I love our 3 kids more than life itself. My youngest son has actually been diagnosed with Autism, & OCD. He’s legally disabled. We receive $522/mo for disability on him, but no job will hold me because of my attendance due to my seizures. My father and mother-in-law were able to help provide for us for about 2 decades but just enough to get by. We currently live in my mother-in-laws basement.  We have for about the last 3 years. My family  share 1 room to live in(basement) with no kitchen and our parents are retired barely able to keep providing anymore at this point. I’m so ashamed I can’t give my kids the lives they deserve. They are great kids. 2 boys, and 1 daughter. My son that’s disabled and I share a bond I’ve never shared with another human being. We love each other so much which hurts even worse. Because as much as he loves me, I only wish I could provide him the life I want to give him. He’s an amazing artist that loves super heroes. My parents raised me in Geist and my kids are so good. I’m ashamed I can’t give my kids the lives my parents gave me growing up. I honestly don’t expect anything from this but we’re running out of hope and it would be easy to take my life but I know it would destroy my youngest son & daughter and I’m afraid they might do the same. So that’s not an option. They both still have a chance at a future. I’m hoping to leave this basement somehow and give them a few years of a normal life with their own bedrooms.  Something they deserve. Even if they have to share their room. The 1 thing I enjoyed was collecting sports cards but had to sell what I had to put towards my family years ago. I don’t want anything for myself. I guess I should have put for someone else because this is for my family, not me. I appreciate anyone considering to donate a few dollars whether you’re able to or not. I honestly wonder where we would be today if I wasn’t epileptic.

The following is my Facebook if you want to look at us. You’ll see I probably haven’t been on for years. I use to love collecting cards on there.

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