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Single mom Lyft driver, needs new car

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I'm raising money to get a new/used car so I can continue being a Lyft driver. I finally found something I can do to support myself that allows me the time to spend with my 2 ADHD kids. They have spent their entire childhoods in daycare and afterschool programs, and while they were relatively safe, they need the special attention from their mother to learn how to navigate life with their unique gifts/challenges.
As my daughter begins high school, I know this is the last chance I will have to help her deal with the social/peer pressures that so often lead to depression and worse with kids who have special needs.
Our car is dying, I need a new/used one, preferably a Hybrid, to continue ridesharing to support my family. Any money raised will go toward keeping the car running, but the ultimate dream is to be able to afford to purchase a car better suited for ridesharing.

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Hi friends. I'm not sure all of you know, but on 3/29 I was blindsided by a drunk driver just outside of the Beverly Center. He rolled my car and I was trapped driver side down. I've got some pretty decent injuries, but I am miraculously and gratefully alive. I wanted to thank you all for your support over the course of this journey. I won't be able to get back to work driving for a while. I need to heal and get a car. I was going to shut down this campaign but I thought I should to post one more time to say how much I appreciate you.

Please please please don't drink and drive.
Love yourselves and each other. Be safe out there. Every day is a gift!
Good bye old friend! Thanks for protecting me!
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Just wanted to send out an update. Seems like I'm always sharing bad news soooo this time I'm so happy to share happy news.
Thanks to a wonderful friend, I was able to get the front struts replaced on my car and what a difference its made!!! Now all that's left to do really is the power steering pump, rear suspension and I think that's it for now :)
My big boy turned 10 last week!!! I cant believe it! He had a fun day at the racetrack with Mamaw and Gramps.

I still want to get a hybrid but since my old Honda gets such good gas mileage for an elderly lady, my first goal now is to get her paid off. I only owe $2700. Once that's done, I will have extra money every month for bills!!!
Maybe this is a dream that wont have to die!!!
The kids are doing so well, I really hope I can make it. They deserve it!
Again thanks to everyone who has contributed here or privately!!!! I am so lucky to have you all in my life!!!
If you need a code for a discount on your first Lyft , use my "pinkrideformoms" to get $20.
He loves to pick out his outfits!!!
Go baby Go!
Fun day out!!!
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I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who donated. You guys helped me keep this dream alive as long as it possibly could. Unfortunately today Uber lowered it's rates again and I am sure Lyft is soon to follow. I love rideshare and will keep doing it but I have to be real and let you know that today I have officially started job hunting. I hope to find something that I can do part time so I can still be here for the kids.
The real heartbreak is that the kids have been doing so well since I have been doing rideshare. I'm not sure how it will affect them if they have to go to some after school program... I don't want them to have to give up jujitsu!
Anyway I'm still driving while I look, but the car needs a few repairs. Some small and some not so small. Probably about $3000 all together...
It's been so great for so long. I have to thank you all again. I'm sure a door will open. It always seems to, just when I think I'm done for
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So excited to post this! My little article made it into the Huffington Post! http://m.huffpost.com/us/author/carrie-ross-/
I've never really written anything before! It felt so great to share my story and so many other drivers say they've had similar experiences.
I write this from the Honda service waiting room... So far only the driver airbag needs to be replaced.
Since I last posted we've been so super busy. I started the kids in Jujitsu. It seems like they will benefit from the class but we're also going to be practically living there. Ben goes Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Megan goes Wednesday.
They seem to focus better on homework after class.
I got to go on a field trip with Ben to the Autry museum. He panned for gold and I'll post a picture with his haul.
Thanks again everyone for supporting me on this adventure. I can really see the difference with the kids just from having their old mom around.
Xoxo
Carrie
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Raised by 7 people in 45 months
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Lysa Hoffman
36 months ago

Carrie, that really sucks. I can't give much, but hope you get the funding you need.

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Wendy Holmes
36 months ago

Just sending some love from Boston Lyft.

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