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Struggling to Survive

$310 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 1 month
Brooke Lawson-Crago  APOLLO BEACH, FL
I know several will  condem me and judge me for this, but we are in a state of desperation by no fault of our own. No one will ever know how much I hate being a charity case. I'm going to start from the beginning. It's lengthy but necessary.This past May/June 2016 as many know I had a miscarriage at 12 weeks. Following that my dog Hank was suddenly and tragically taken from us from being hit by a car not even a week after my miscarriage. During the same time span we also got majorly screwed over by a supposed long time friend who we were renting from who was hurting financially and ended up keeping our deposit unjustly. I appointed an attorney who kept promising to write letters etc. but he was worthless and never did a thing. That was another waste of time and money. At that point I just let it go and decided to move on with life. In October I was fired from my job due to attendance issues because of childcare issues and undo circumstances such as illnesses within the family, mostly my children... but my husband had a great job making great money. He was promoted to a superintendent within a year and things were starting to look up for us. So we rented a bigger home and begun trying for a baby one more time. Well come December, the week before Christmas my husband had a falling out with his boss because he confronted his boss on why he was not compensated for his 6 vacation days we took to go visit his father in CA who had just had a rough battle with cancer. He was on sallary so he should have been paid with no question. My husband went to work injured, sick, you name it, At the company Christmas party they had the falling out and within giving my husband a bonus on Saturday, he was fired on Monday...just like that after two years of going above and beyond for this company. He got a job the same day he was fired only it was a quarter of the money he was making prior. Soon after he was fired I found out I am pregnant. I'm pregnant but my first ultra sound revealed a low heart rate which according to doctors is not a good indication. So amongst possibly embarking on another miscarriage, having 3 other children to take care of I found out I have other health complications as well. Then to top it all of I was in a car accident and the person I clipped is claiming bodily injuries which my liability insurance does not cover. It is a complete lie but she is going for it not to mention my car is also damaged. I dont know how we are going to survive. We are low on food, our water is on the verge of being shut off and our rent is due in the next week. My husbands paycheck isn't enough to cover our expenses and I have had a hard time getting my catering business off the ground. We are both non stop looking for better job opportunities while still working but that is not helping us in the current situation. We literally went from doing amazing to losing everything and we cant survive at this rate. If anyone is able to help at all we will do everything in our power to see to it that every penny is paid back.  Thanks for reading,
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$310 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 1 month
Created February 17, 2017
Brooke Lawson-Crago  
$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
KE
$20
Kirin Eves
1 month ago
$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
CL
$50
Christine Lau
1 month ago

No judgment. Everyone goes through hard times. Thats what friends are for. Im sorry i cant give more. I hope this helps and i hope you are able to overcome your struggles. Just stick together and dont let this break you. Sending love and hugs to you and your family.

PW
$40
Patrick Watkins
1 month ago
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