The Gudmundsons

Hi, my name is Lauryn.. and to start off I have
NEVER been more humbled in my entire life.  I do
not have a charity or a cause or something that
would put my family above all others, but I am just to the point of desperation.  IF you are willing to
read below I thank you for just that much.

We are a blended family, Kris, myself and 6 kids
altogether, though only one lives in the home and that is our 3 year old son Cyrus.

We as a family have officially ended a year
between a rock and a hard place. Kris closed his
business a few years ago due to a car accident
causing long term affects that led to hip and spine deterioration.
Kris has obtained employment a couple times to
which ultimately is not pan out for various reason The most recent employer let him go because he
was being interviewed for an amazing career to
better our family and after 3 months and 10
interviews ( 2 trips out of state fully paid for 1/2 of those interviews) the company interviewing
decided to change the candidate qualification
requirements and did not hire him.

I worked for WALMART for 9 years, and chose to
leave because I needed time to pack our home for
the 3rd time in 3 years..  and we needed the 401k money cashed out for moving expenses. When this decision was made Kris was still employed
comfortably so we thought, so it was affordable,
but 3 weeks later the job let him go (the one
mentioned above)

We have been cooperating  with Worksource/
unemployment office but they can only do so muchWe’ve applied for jobs at numerous companies to no avail just yet..

however the dilemma:
      We have had amazing support from friends and family through our these last couple years but now we are at the end of that help to which we can not blame them.  We were asked to move (mind you
should have occurred 6 months ago) BUT due to
WA Laws and renter rules (requiring ALL adults to have a credit check) no company will rent to us,
and it’s my fault. I have had MANY medical issues
over the years some I still am dealing with, but
those medical bills have caught up to me to the
point that even the practice over all the doctors
I’ve been seeing have dropped my care because my expenses were not all covered by the insurance
and state insurance combined that I have. The
expenses are around 15,000-20,000 dollars. And
those medical facilities reported my defaulted bills to my credit bureaus. My Credit will not allow me
to rent anywhere. And the job who chose not to
hire Kris caused a snowball affect and we lost the
“buying a house” option that he was pre-approved for, with the condition of that employment..

NOW we have to move by February no matter
what. The 401k money was used for childcare
costs at the time( the state now helps with this)
and living expenses due to our unemployment.
Cyrus our 3 year olds Christmas gifts were given
to us by our childcare/ boys and girls club and toys for tots and family, he would not have had any gifts
otherwise and I am so humbled by / and thankful
to those organizations and anyone who donated tothem. 

WE NEED emergency financial help with our
current living expenses, past medical bills (paid
down to improve my credit score ) , and/ or help
finding someone in the area who is renting
privately that will not judge my credit score on my renting abilities. I will have a job by the end of the month but need to pack my home .. honestly as it
stands if we do not we may be living out of our cars or on someone’s couch IF that person even exists
sooner than I want to believe.. I struggle with
anxiety and I fear putting my son and my family in a strangers home or shelter and I’m scared... IF you can help please let us know or donate here. If you
need proof of anything I will get it to you, and with every ounce of integrity that I have in me I will pay it all forward when we are back on our feet,
however I can not promise to pay anyone back in a timely manner .
Thank you taking time to help and any donation. Above all thank you for even reading this even if you can’t and it’s ok. 

PLEASE KNOW I hate doing this but I have no
options left and the mom in me is doing
EVERYTHING I can to fix my families situation, the only reason I’m doing this.. for my son, otherwise
I’d live out of my car! 


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Lauryn Tollerud 
Arlington, WA
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