My Son's Birthday

I wouldn't normaly do this but my son's birthday is tomorrow and it's the first birthday we have had together since 2014. I lost my job on March 22nd due ttheo COVID 19 pandemic. While laid off my son unexpectedly was sent to live with me. I was very excited about this because I never expected this to be possible and now suddenly not only was it possible but it was happening. I thought of this as a dream come true. However after applying for unemployment I have been unable to get my claim approved for some reason.  Now I have been without a check since late March and now that MY employer has reopened I have been unable to return to work because I have nowhere to take my son while I'm at work. I applied for childcare assistance and for some reason I was denied. So needless to say I am flat broke and the poor guys birthday is tomorrow and I don't know what to do. I don't need much just something to buy him a woodcarving kit and maybe something to make some homemade fishing lures and a cake. I know this is a hard time for a lot of people right now so don't put yourself in a bad spot. Thanks


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Dustin Odom 
Springfield, MO
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