My name is Tom Robson, and my wife Alaina and I are in desperate need of financial aid. When we got our house in 2017 we were fully understanding that I would have to pick up a second job to support ourselves and my wife's emotional support pets. That second job ended up being my tertiary job, as emergencies such as house and car repair quickly piled up. Then the pandemic hit and things have gone downhill since. I lost my primary job and my tertiary job was suspended in 2020. I struggled to find additional employment, and had to deal with multiple employers who lied about schedule and pay. I have since found a great primary and secondary full time job, and my tertiary weekend job is starting up again. However, things are not picking up again as I had hoped, and despite working over 80 hours a week my wife and I are still struggling to make ends meet, leaning more and more on credit cards and loans.
In 2021 my wife caught Covid, which left her bedridden and unable to work for over 2 months. Since then she has been suffering lethargy, dizzy spells, memory loss, and asthma attacks related to Long Covid. She had to leave her long-time job at a hotel reservation office in early 2022 and has been struggling to find full time at-home work since. Due to her compromised condition she is unable to work a second part time job, much less two full time jobs like myself. It is now halfway through the year and my wife has still been unable to make an income in 2022.
Our financial situation was already precarious before the pandemic, but we were staying afloat. Now, we're struggling. That is why I am starting this GoFundMe for $10,000 CAD. I'm not asking to have all of out debts paid off, that would be absurd. I'm just asking for help to get rid of just enough debt so we can cover our monthly expenses and put away some reserves in case of emergencies. Our breakdown is as follows:
$5,000 CAD to pay off the rest of my $10K consolidation loan from TD Bank
$2,000 CAD to cover the last round of repairs to my car
$2,000 CAD to repay my father who helped with my 2021 income tax payment
$1,000 CAD to get our account out of overdraft and give us some breathing room.
Here is proof of my two full time jobs:
I know 10K is a long shot but my wife and I are running out of options. Anything you can spare greatly helps us.