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Hello, welcome, and thank you for taking a few moments out of your day to read my story and help. My name is Katarina, and the handsome fellow in the picture sitting next to me is my seven year old son, Noah. Like many, we havent had an easy road. Noah has experienced the loss of many loved ones throughout his seven years and the presence of many people he cared so much about. He has also experienced traumatic events in his early years that affect him to this day. He struggles with ADHD, depression, and O.D.D. (oppositional defiance disorder) He is a VERY intelligent young man, one of the brightest kids in the second grade of his district; even being a year younger than most! He is also an extremely empathetic and compassionate person. His behavioral and emotional issues have made life a struggle for him; however, leading him to crisis twice in the past year and worrying me sick on a daily basis.

      I have been a single mother his whole life. I work full time as a CNA and take time every two semesters to work towards my degree in psychology.  We have been in a housing program for the past year. Unfortunately, our time has come to a close a bit shorter than I had hoped. We had plans to go into one of two other housing programs that would help us transition into a life of stability and independence. I even interviewed several times in the past two years for one of these programs, the Bucks County Transitional Program. Those doors have been closed to us due to a lack of funding and support.  In addition to our plans coming to an abrupt halt, I am losing my health insurance this month and my hours at work have been reduced. This can affect my ability to work as it can be quite difficult finding care for Noah before and after school and I do not have family that can offer support, especially if I grow ill. I have not taken a single sick day the past year and a half. I do not and will not expect to recieve support from his biological father and family. It is simply not an option for reasons that do not need to be shared.

      My biggest fear is us being homeless. We have made a lot of progress the past year. I've been able to get a team of 8 people in Noah's district, after months of vigorous testing, to help him with his needs. Noah has just begun a road of recovery from the trauma that happened early on in his life. Moving will be a transition that he will grieve upon no matter the circumstances. I want this transition to be as smoothe as possible.

      I still do not have enough saved to give him the stability he needs and deserves. I do not have enough savings to pay up front for an apartment, especially in such short notice.  I have thought of making one of these for some time. Pride prevented me. I kept telling myself that it would be an embarassment. I would be admitting defeat and failure as a parent. Then I realized something. Noah and I have come this far because I am his biggest advocator. We are fighters with good hearts. I will never stop doing whatever it takes to prevent Noah from regressing and giving him the stability and security he deserves, and that is exactly why I am a good parent and not a failure. I cannot do it alone.

      I need your help! So I have shut down my pride, prayed, and I'm believing that there are friends, neighbors, strangers that can believe in me as much as I have fought to get to this point in our journey. This is why I decided to create this account. No amount is too small and (of course) no amount is too big! Your generosity is more than appreciated. With every donation, I will shed a few tears. My hope has been in short supply, and each one of you can be a part of something bigger than yourselves and bigger than me. They say it takes a whole village. I have kept to myself for far too long and I'm asking you, please be a part of my village.

Please donate and share with everyone you know! I thank you, and Noah thanks you too. We wish you all the best for thinking of us and helping!


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Katarina Giselle 
Bensalem Township, PA
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