Special Needs Teacher Needs Help to Move

Who am I?

Hi! I'm Kati. I'm a special needs teacher. I live with and help support my disabled sister. We have three cats: Acheron, Adonis, and King Louie the 2nd. We have a wonderful opportunity to move to Florida.

At a recent job fair, I got an on the spot contract to work in Polk County Florida!

Wait, what?

I know! I was shocked myself. I didn't really expect to get an interview with them, and they offered me a contract right away!

So what's the problem?

Moving from Ohio to Florida isn't cheap. Some initial estimates just for moving our furniture and such have ranged from $1000-$5000 and up! That's not even including the cost for us to drive down, a deposit for an apartment, buying out our CURRENT lease, and deposits for any utility accounts we need to open.

Why not just stay in Ohio then?

We've considered it very carefully and feel moving to Florida woud be better for us. It would mean a fresh start, away from bad memories (an abusive ex,  a break in, manipulative family, etc.) and meddling family. Though we are both nearly 30, our narcissistic mother is still determined to control our lives.  I've also got health problems (bad lungs, asthma, chronic bronchitis) that are exacerbated by the cold weather of Ohio winters.

How can you help?

Donate to our campaign so we can get get the heck outta here! We have some savings, and will get some assistance from my new employer, but it won't cover everything. So far we know we'll need money for:

-shipping our stuff (~$2500 as best I can tell)
-security deposit on an apartment (~$250-$1000 depending on what            apartment we end up at)
-lease buy out ($1700)
-drive down expenses (~$250 for gas and the like)

Any help you can give would be so appreciated! Both my sister and I would never forget your generosity in helping us to start this new, exciting chapter in our lives!



  • Jessie Hooligan 
    • $25 
    • 3 mos
  • Nathan Dileas 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos

Organizer and beneficiary 

Katianne Cattrell 
Hilliard, OH
Kristina Cattrell 
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