"Hi, my name is Adrienne. This is my youngest son, Adam. I am recording this video today to ask for your help. The reason is a bit of a story. To begin with, in September, my husband Sean lost his job. He did find another one, but it pays less than half of what we were earning before. I already work full time as a teacher to trade most of our children's education, so I can't take on a different job myself. Shortly afterwards a tree fell on our only car. We have insurance on it, but the insurance isn't enough to purchase a new vehicle. This all occured while we were struggling to pay medical bills from my husband's hospital stay in August. Even so, somehow we were managing to make ends meet. Then, early Thanksgiving morning, my father, who lives in Atlanta, had a massive heart attack. In a panic, I managed to borrow enough money for a plane ticket to fly from Kansas City to my father. My husband and oldest son stayed behind. I brought Adam with me, because he has never met his grandfather. At the moment, my father is in an induced coma trying to regain enough strength to be transferred to another hospital where he can have major surgery. We have no way of knowing how long it will be before he is awake, or released from the hospital. We have already spent more than we have keeping me here this long. We are in a place where we don't know how we will pay our bills, and Christmas is fast approaching. I need your help to stay in Atlanta long enough to take care of my father. We need your help so that my son can meet his grandfather before he passes away. We need your help so that our kids can have Christmas, even if my family can't be together for it. Thank you so much for your time, and bless you this holiday season."