Family crisis need a little help!

Its Christmas morning and while most of the Christian world is opening presents and feeling that warm glow that only comes on Christmas morning I am sitting alone feeling a gut wrenching ache throughout my body. My two kids are still sleeping nothing to wake up to and one of my babies is waking up to a full house of sweaty stinky men all just as miserable as he is eating powdered eggs and stale cereal with warm milk if he is lucky and his sack lunch of warm bologne and stale bread. Waiting for his chance to fight for a turn on the phone so he can call home. And all the while wondering if this is his fate for the next 10 years to life for being within the same twenty feet of some drugs that he doesnt take and had never seen before they blamed him for. Mind you my son is a good man he has had his share of hell on earth and as a result he has made some bad decisions but none of which were deserving of a life in prison.

When I think of him being in such a dismal place with no end in sight hoping and praying that I can find a lawyer and God has bigger plans for him and my heart stops beating for a minute my head swims my body aches and my eyes burn and I sit paralyzed and trapped in a world that is so scarry and it feels lije a nightmare where I am runnibg as fast and hard as i can from a monster of some sort but i am on a treadmill and although my heart is beating out of my chest and my legs are sore from running so fast the monster is gaining on me! I cant scream. I cant wake up. I keep my gameface on... I dont let on that I am terrified, alone and powerless. I pray for the strength to fight for my sons life I pray for a miracle ... I found a lawyer I trust and I see a dim light ahead but lawyers have to eat too so I have to pay for the potential answer to my prayers. I have no money we can barely eat, the rent this month is not paid, the cable too. The car is not running well and needs tires my daughter has grown to much for her clothes and does not feel comfortable going to school because all the other kids have nice wardrobes and lunch money and so her grades are dropping. She was in an accident. The truck rolled two and a half times. She should be seen by a chiropracter but they dont take Contra Costa Health. So the answer to my prayers seems unattainable. So I prayed again this time for the money to save my son. It seems hopeless. Then a friend told me about this site and as hard as it is for me to not only admit that I cant do it alone it is even harder for me to ask anyone for help. But here I am asking that anyone in a position to help me pay for the lawyer please click on the donate now button and give what they can. Every little bit helps not only adding up in dollars but helping to heal my heart and give me hope. Please understand that I will be destroyed if I fail at this task. It is my job to protect my children. My two kids here with me sacraficed the traditional comercialized Christmas to get Sky home but it is still nowhere near the $6,000. I need to get the lawyer.

Please help me keep my family together any amount will do. I am willing to work or even pay back over time for whatever amount you can afford to give it only takes a minute to do. God works through us all so I humbly ask you all to please answer my prayers thanks for reading

This was written by my youngest son on Christmas morning:

Today somebody woke up in tears.

Today someone will be reminded of their financial hardships when their children don't get to open very many gifts.

Today is the day when people are reminded that their loved ones who have passed, are really gone.

For some people, today will be the happiest day of the year, but please never forget that it could be the complete opposite for somebody else. So smile and be nice to everyone today and appreciate everything you have because you NEVER know when it will be gone.

Merry Christmas everyone


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