My name is Danielle. I’m 32 yrs old and a mother of a wonderful 12 year old boy named Dominic, and expecting another baby in April.
I am a single parent which I know I don’t have to say it, but it’s difficult. Especially with all that has happened over the last year.
I have always been a very proud woman. I always believed that if I couldn’t get something or get somewhere myself then I didn’t deserve whatever it was that I was after.
I have also learned....that asking for help is not weakness....and sometimes it’s something we all have to do.
I’m going to try and keep this as short and sweet as possible to not bore you.
This has not been an easy pregnancy. I was diagnosed with hypermesis gravidarum in the beginning, which thankfully is much more manageable now that I am going on seven months pregnant.
Due to being that sick I was unable to
continue to work, so I had no choice but to
quit my job because I was unable to perform at work. My vehicle was a company vehicle so I had to return it.
So my father allowed me to use one of his vehicles, but a six point buck totaled the car. So he allowed me to use his other vehicle and while I was driving my son to his fathers, I hit black ice and then crashed the truck.
Due to the age of these vehicles they were not considered fixable. So I had successfully ruined both of my fathers vehicles, that he was kind
enough, to allow me to use in the first place.
Both of these accidents happened within
three weeks of each other. And yes these incidents happened while I’ve been pregnant. Last month to be exact.
I live in Jordan Minnesota which is about 45 minutes away from anything. Including my son, who is with his father, and is almost an hour and 20 minutes from me.
I recently just got my visitation back after two years of not having it with my son for every other weekend, which has been so amazing for us!
And now I have no vehicle to get to him for those visitations. It’s heartbreaking. I also had a job interview last Monday, but due to the household having no vehicles left, I was unable to get to it. I wouldn’t have been able to even start with the situation being as it is anyway....
I forgot to mention that the last vehicle owned by the house had a belt go out and did a lot of damage so the vehicle is out of commission currently. (This is also not my vehicle, it is the last my Dad and his Wife own and I refuse to use it...I feel bad enough as it is)
I am also not going to ask my family for anymore favors or vehicles because I feel terribly about the last two...
Here is where I am at with all of this at this point...
Being pregnant...I have to be able to get to doctors appointments, I have to be able to get a job, I have to be able to pick up my son. He finally gets to see me again and he deserves that and as do I.
But living so far away from the cities and most of my family members, a vehicle is essential. I really would like to stop asking my family to have to put down everything they are doing and drive two hours for things I need. I thank them greatly for doing it up until now and it is not unappreciated. I am more than grateful and thankful to all of them for helping as much as they have.
But I find myself in a situation where I have to humble up, swallow my pride, and ask for help.I cannot get back up on my own.
So I am now asking all of you wonderful people for help. Anything helps! I’m not trying to get a luxury vehicle. All I’m trying to do is get a reliable one so I can get back on feet. I know, without help, I won’t get there before this baby is born. I just want to be able to take care of my children.
So, thank you for your time, reading this if you have. That alone is appreciated.
My kids and I thank you for anything and everything.
Including your time and attention.
Truck due to Ice
Car due to Buck
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