Single Mom Needs Help With Car Deductible

I am a disabled single mom to 4 kids, ages 12, 11 and 8 year old twins. 2 of which are high functioning autistic. Earlier this year, I went through some heavy medical problems (I have only spent 2 full months out the hospital this year) and in May ended up becoming a right below the knee amputee. My mom stepped up and helped to take care of my kids when I couldn't, including learning how to distance learn (like the badass she is), even while dealing with her own health issues.

I was close to completing my rehab and almost walking unassisted with my new prosthesis. This was giving my mom a much needed break and she could start to focus on herself more. Then, in October, I got a small friction burn on my stump. Within 3 days it turned into a full blown infection, requiring more hospitalization. The infection caused the bone at the end to become exposed. This set back means 4 months without my prosthesis and requiring yet another surgery. After being released from the hospital, I had a showering accident and broke 2 toes on my remaining foot. This has required almost constant use of my wheelchair.

Then, with everything else happening, the unimaginable happened. The night before Thanksgiving, I struck a deer. My 8 year old daughter was in the car with me and I praise the Lord that we were not injured. However, my car did not escape unscathed. I now have a $1000 deductible to fix my car. 

I swore I would never do this. I was always gonna be strong enough to fix my own problems, stand on my own 2 feet (pardon the pun), and not ask for help. I was always the person offering my help to others. But, pride aside, I must humble myself and seek help. I understand that this has been an unpredictable and hard year for everyone, plus Christmas is coming,. Any way that you can help is greatly appreciated.

May God bless you all.

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  • Tamara L Kasal 
    • $165 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 1 mo
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    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Amy Baker 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

Ame Fink 
Organizer
Rochester, MN
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