Help Jimmy to stay in school!

Hi! For those of you who don’t know me my name is Jim Mullanaphy. My wife and I currently reside in Mesa, Arizona I am forced to suck up my pride and very humbly ask for help from my friends and family and friends and family of my friends and family.  Long story short:  we are a 2-vehicle family and when my wife went home to see her daughter and to help out her mother in one vehicle the other vehicle left back here with me broke down and is currently being held for ransom until we can pay for the repairs. Because this vehicle broke I was forced to take a leave of absence.  This greatly affected my military housing income by leaving me short $1500 for the month.  My vehicle was promised to be done by a certain date and unfortunately it was not ready.  The extension of repairs fell into a block of time that forced me to take an additional leave of absence – if I didn’t I would have failed and the government does not look kindly on failure when they are giving you income to go to school – and therefore had to forfeit yet another month of my benefit/income – again $1500 – and now I have lost $3000 in income. This has snowballed terribly and now my wife and I are struggling to pay our rent and if we can’t pay our rent then we will be forced to leave Arizona and move in with my wife’s family and that means leaving school.  I love going to culinary school, and surprisingly I am exceptional at it and know that upon completion I will have amazing opportunities and make an amazing career out of it.  Those of you who know me know that if I am forced out of this opportunity because of these overwhelming and unforeseen occurrences I will essentially give up for a time before I pull my head out of my butt and get motivated again.  I am not proud that I am that way but it is a fact. Bottom line, I really need your help. We really need your help. I am looking to raise around $3000 to offsets our expense until I can begin getting my income again in October but every little bit will help and will go towards getting out of this mess.  I am very grateful and thankful for any amount any of you can contribute.


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Jim Mullanaphy O'Maolanfaidh 
Mesa, AZ
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