Single Special Needs Mom Struggling

I am a single mom to an amazing 5 year old boy. Maxwell was diagnosed with severe autism and a sensory processing disorder at 18 months old.  At the age of three he had spine surgery Christmas time to reconstruct his central nervous system due to a tethered cord and mass on his spine. They were not able to repair completely so I am in the process of getting him leg braces to learn to walk in a healthy safe way without causing more damage to his spine. 

He also has a rare condition call Steven Johnson syndrome and erythema multiforme. Which can make common medications and sicknesses possibly deadly for him.  With this pandemic that has been a struggle.  Not only to keep him well but also childcare.

I have worked as a waitress for almost 10 years. With covid shutting down restaurants here in KY on and off and with myself having covid and being severely sick for almost a month.. it's no secret that I'm struggling. Unemployment wasn't coming through as I'm owed 7 weeks. Although I am back to work now it's not the same. Due to no school or child care in this dangerous pandemic with my son's condition; I am only able to work while my son visits his father who just came back around into his life. 

That being said I've been squeezing 35 hours into the weekends at work. Working doubles to pay my bills. My living situation has changed drastically although I've been paying my bills. My roommate and also babysitter is moving states with less than two months notice. I am not on the lease and the landlord doesn't trust me to stay as the bills are a bit much to handle in my situation.

I am searching for a cheaper apartment or trailer. Have been frantically doing so for a month now. My savings have been completely depleted between application for rental fees and putting money into fixing my car that never seems to actually be fixed. 

I was told today that everywhere I've applied was denied due to a supposed eviction on my record in 2014. I've always paid my bills, always gave a notice, and never have been evicted. I'm trying to straighten it out but with not much time and with all that, my deposit anywhere is going to be very high.  On top of my still financed car overheating everywhere I drive.  I have less than two months to find a rental, have money to move my things and deposit. 

During my covid quarantine I found out I was pregnant. Today I found out the fetus is severely deformed and will not live after giving birth or I may birth a dead child. I'm trying to work with insurance as the doctor has suggested to terminate the pregnancy but it looks like it will cost me $900 on top of trying to move and such. I'm at my wits end and never ask for help. I'm terrified that I will end up homeless or going deeper into this dark depression and not being the best advocate for my son. The emotional issues I can deal with but at this point I need a financial miracle. I was just donating to someone's go fund me last week sending prayers before I had realized how bad things really are for me.  

I can pay my bills and keep things up as I'm very reliable and always have been independent. I just need someone to give me a chance and a little boost to get moved into that chance. If you know anyone who owns property or any information please reach out. Otherwise anything is appreciated.  There is so much more to the situation but very personal and also I'm scared if I make this much longer nobody will read. Blessings to all and happy new year


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Shelby Wright 
Shepherdsville, KY
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