Paid 12/19/2011
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Utilities
Unsupported Single Parent

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

I am a single mother battling Multiple Sclerosis and am so thankful and grateful to have come across such wonderful people so willing to help me in my time of need so I could continue trying to take care of my daughter and our needs. I'm so appreciative, I'm not even sure how to put it into words. Thank you so much. It has taught me that there are people willing to help those in need and one day I hope I can do the same for others. Thank you so much, I feel so blessed.

Single Mom w/ MS Needs Utility Bill Help

The Details:

My name is Rebecca. I am divorced after years in an abusive relationship. My daughter is 13 and the joy of my life! I have been on a roller coaster ride since 2003, when I was diagnosed with MS. The typical MS medications do not work for me. I have had many side effects to various treatments, including losing my hair. But I am a fighter and will keep pushing so my illness doesn't sideline me.

2011 has been difficult for my daughter and myself. I lost my job in February and have been looking for a new one ever since. I also had to start paying for part of my health insurance and covering my significant medical expenses. This has effected my monthly budget negatively. With all this new stress, my MS symptoms and fatigue have gotten worse.

I am asking for help with a utility bill because I missed my payment this month due to lack of funds. I also lost the payment arrangements that were set up because I could not make my minimum payment in time. I fear that I will become so behind on this bill that it could cause disconnection and additional fees/interest to my account.

I am worried all the time about my bills. I feel stressed out on top of dealing with a constant medical condition. Physically I feel very badly. I also feel sad about my ability to provide for my daughter.

In order to save money I plan to move to a cheaper duplex when my lease is up. I switched the cable TV to a cheaper plan. We do not have a home phone. We eat at home as much as possible in lieu of going out to eat. My daughter is such a helper if I'm not feeling up to cooking.

Funding this application will take at least one worry away and give me a break before the next payment is due. It also will allow me to focus on getting my rent caught up. It would bring me peace and humble me, and help me continue to fight this illness and my family's current hardships. I would be forever grateful and thankful. Thank you for considering my daughter and I.

As of 2011-12-19, this application has been fully funded!

This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.

Application Status Update: On 2011-12-21, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $346.86 to WE Energies on behalf of this deserving individual.