Vehicle for 4-person family

$1,100 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 17 months
Created June 19, 2017
Hello. I am a single mother of three children (one of whom I adopted), and am in dire need of a personal vehicle. Here is a brief account of my circumstances:

After rounds of hopeless tests to explain the physical pain I have endured for years, I was recently diagnosed with two autoimmune diseases - fibromyalgia, which causes magnified pain throughout my entire body, and ankylosing spondylitis, which causes unbearable back pain. These both make my life physically painful, nearly impossible to endure, and I struggle with this pain daily. After also being diagnosed with endometriosis (a uterine and pelvic disorder), I had a hysterectomy, and three weeks after the surgery, am still enduring a painful recovery.

Because I am a domestic abuse survivor, I also struggle each day with PTSD and severe anxiety. To deal with my emotional trauma, I have weekly mental health therapy with my psychologist, and meet monthly with my psychiatrist for my prescriptions.

Before my physical diagnoses, I put myself through school and found a job as a medical assistant. But because of frequent doctors' appointments, I was let go from my job several months later.

To provide for my family, I attempted to start a work-from-home business with a church acquaintance who provided the financing for the venture.

With my numerous doctor's appointments and recent operation, my partner took the business opportunity away from me, along with the company Honda Pilot, which he paid for in full and had given to me. This was my family's sole source of transportation.

Because I am unable to find an employer that understands and works with my limitations, I am on my third attempt in applying for disability, and am now in the process of waiting for the appeal.

Living with my physical and mental conditions has made regular life hard enough. With the loss of the vehicle I have relied upon, day-to-day life has become next to impossible. Relying on my faith, along with the unconditional love and support of my boyfriend, I have had help with much-needed transportation - for doctors' appointments, therapy, picking up my prescriptions, and grocery shopping to name a few things.

Anchored to my faith, I always believe the Lord provides. I have peace that He will provide a solution to my dilemma of not having a vehicle, and look at this opportunity-of-a-lifetime as one of His answers.
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We just reached $1000 in donations, WOW! Thank you SO VERY much to everyone who has prayed, selflessly contributed, and helped spread our campaign. We're 1/5th of the way there!
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Thank you all who have donated and shared our GoFundMe post! Words can't begin to express the gratitude from the kids and I for all your support and positive help. Being positive every day & keeping an upbeat outlook isn't the easiest for sure. We love and appreciate every one of you :)
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$1,100 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 17 months
Created June 19, 2017
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