My Family's Home

This may be a long shot, but I have a week to make a miracle happen. Miracles aren't something that just anyone gets to be a part of, so I am hoping by reading this, you will want to be part of this one. 
I have this mom, she is one of those moms that loves on us and dedicates her life to kids, if not us (my sister and me) all the kids around us that dont have somewhere to feel safe, to smell home cooked food at the end of the day. The thing about her is that she never really had that for herself. Her mom was in a wheelchair and her father was an alcholic who was abusive. I just recently found out that my mom had been in a human sex trafficing ring at 14.... a man posing as someone to protect her sold my mom for sex. After that her father committed suicide. Soon after she had me and swore to never let me go, she never wanted me to feel the way she did. Then my sisters dad came along. He promised her the world but he was abusive, a lot like her father was, and we were put into protective custody and then a battered womens shelter where my mom was able to gain some knowledge so that she never had to be beat again.
When we left the shelter, we rented a great little house. We were happy, safe and together. Life was good. My mom was working over 80 hours a week and yet, still found time to volunteer all the time at my school. She would stop by and eat lunch with me. She threw me the biggest birthdays and never got upset when I had 10 little girls running around screaming. My childhood was made up of walks, making homemade dog biscuits and even though my mom was terrified of horses she found a way to rescue one for me to have. When I wanted to play piano she cleaned her friends house in payment for me to take lessons. But then something tragic happened, our neighbor's pitbull ripped off the 92 year old womans arms and my mom was the one who called the police. The neighbors grandson threatened us, my sisters dad was still threatening us, and my mom made the decision to move back to Utah where  she was from.  That is where she met my step dad. It took my mom 3 years before she would marry him, she had been hurt too many times before and didnt want my sister and I to have to go through any of that again. After being married we bought a house, but after 2 years fate again strolled in and a man who was severely intoxicated crashed into our house with his car. He was uninsured and got deported the next day, so we had no way to pay and fix the damages. It wasnt safe to live in anymore because it had hit into a main beam.
Now we have finally moved into a home. A home. Teenagers come here, they feel safe here. My mom listens to them and she is the second mom to more kids than I even know about.  We all have our own rooms and have hung things on the walls. But only a week after moving in my step dad and I both got layed off. My step dad had another job at shop ko, so we thought at least we could stay afloat, but after 8 years of working there, they let him know they are closing their doors and have to lay him off. And to make matters even worse, the landlord told us today he is selling our home, the home we have finally decided to  plant our roots in, the place we finally felt safe. His wife has MS and her health could go at any moment so he would like to put it onto the market next week so they can retire and live the life she deserves before the disease makes it so she cant. 
So here is my plea. I want to make a miracle happen for my mom, I want her to have faith and a place she never has to leave again. I want to make this happen so I have a place to bring my kids and that maybe someday they can take their kids.  I want my sister to feel safe and have a place she can call home. Anything helps, but passing this along is most helpful. The more people this reaches the more chance this miracle can happen. Thank you for reading this and for whatever you can do.

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Sonora Moore 
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Provo, UT
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