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Missed Work After Emergency Surgery, Need Utility Help

My Story:

I am a wife and mother to 4 boys, most of which I still consider little with the exception of my 11 year old is in Robotics, student council, orchestra and the gifted program. He wants to attend MIT one day. My 7 and 8 year old are what some call Irish twins, they do everything together; my 8 year old is the sweetest but most shy little boy you could ever meet, he loves to play the piano and saved up all of the money he has received over his birthdays to buy himself his first keyboard. My 7 year old is very energetic and hopes to master Taekwondo one day. My husband has been working for a local hospital for a little over 7 years now. He truly loves helping people and is the most caring husband and father we could ask for. I myself love being a mom and hope to start my own business one day to help our family even more.

Child care has always been something that we cannot afford with 4 boys. We asked for help and my mother-in-law was happy to help with watching the kids for less so that we could afford to both work without the high cost of a day care. Unfortunately, my father-in-law secured a job in Colorado so we had to end our arrangement and I had to resign from my full-time position. Not long after my husband began feeling very ill, after numerous trips to the emergency room and after speaking with several different ER doctors, it was determined that he was going to require emergency surgery. I cared for him for the month that he was out of work, as did his boys. This put us in a real bind. Living pay check to pay check is extremely hard to catch up. We need Modest Needs assistance with our electric bill.

The funding that we may receive from Modest needs will allow us to be caught up with all our utilities, keeping my husband employed and allowing me to accept a position also working from home at night when my husband gets out of work. I will be able to set up an emergency savings account so that we can be better prepared for any other emergencies, such as the emergency surgery we faced this summer as well as begin to save to start my own business. The opportunity for help that we can seek from Modest Needs is truly amazing. Since I was a little girl, my dream was to help those in need, and it still is. I hope that I can follow your example and help others in my future. My family and I are truly thankful for this opportunity, thank you for listening.

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