Starting over

52134188_1603657506451300_r.jpeg52134188_1603657613899919_r.jpeg52134188_1603657560763797_r.jpegNeed help desperately. This last 6 months of my life have been hell. I have no one except my kids now. My husband started becoming very abusive and had an affair which i had a nervous breakdown over back in late may/early june 2020. The woman he had the affair with, unbeknownst to me was one of the nurses on the psych floor i was on. I didnt find that part out until i came back home. A week and a half ago, was the last time he put his hands on me when i was washing dishes and he hit me HARD with a small pan of boiling water. I had a spinal cord tumor removed 11/5/19 which left me with no sensation in the skin on my upper left back. I didnt know until several days later that i was burned and blistered. It has become infected. That is when i threw him out and got an emergency restraining order. Im trying to get a divorce through free legal aide in my state. I have been off work since 9/2019, and am now looking for employment. My electricity will be shut off wednesday, 10/28/20. I have no way to keep them on or to get groceries. My medicaid lapsed (he didnt tell me about the papers that came in the mail), so ive scraped and begged and borrowed in order to get antibiotics and ointments to clear up the infection. I am scared, but the next time, he may hurt me worse. I have an 10 year old daughter (she will be 11 in exactly one month) and a 17 year old daughter (she will be 18 in exactly 5 weeks) living at home, and i have to do what is best for them, even if it means they dont see their dad unless it's under supervision. There will be no birthday celebrations for either this year, due to lack of funds.  But the best gift i can give them is a lesson in NOT staying in an abusive relationship. 
Anything will help. Because we are still legally married, i do not qualify for food stamps at this time. Im just trying to keep my lights on and some food in the fridge. Anything and everything is greatly appreciated and will be paid forward when i am able to. Thank you so much.


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Amy Carter 
Paducah, KY

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