|| Grand Rapids, MI || Submitted: 2017-09-23
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SIngle Mother of 3 Adopted Children Needs Mortgage Help After Medical Expenses
I am a single mom who adopted three amazing children. My two older children are from Haiti and my youngest is from China. I am a physical therapist and I love being a mom. My oldest daughter is 14, profoundly deaf with other compounding developmental and medical disabilities. She enjoys going to church. My middle child is my only boy, he is 13 and he is typically developing with a love for theatre and drama, and my youngest child is 3 years old. She is also profoundly deaf and is full of energy and love of life.
As a single mom, earning the sole income for our family, I usually make enough to cover the bills. Over the past year and a half, my oldest daughter has experienced some medical issues that have caused her to be hospitalized over 6 times for prolonged periods of time. She has also had one outpatient surgery and 2 ER visits. My youngest daughter has also required an outpatient surgery. All three of my children require weekly therapy and my son is requiring orthodontics. Due to these medical issues, specifically those of my oldest daughter, I have been placed on an intermittent FMLA and am frequently needing to be out of work without pay in order to deal with her medical complications, appointments and therapies. On top of this, our family has unfortunately also experienced 2 car accidents resulting in the total loss of 2 vehicles in less than 18 months. All of this costs so much money and then without being able to work full time all the time, I am in a bind. I need Modest Needs help with my mortgage payment.
This funding would allow me to be able to not only catch up and breathe a little financially, but without that stress I would have the ability to enjoy the little things without that hanging over my head. Sometimes the stresses of money is so strong that my stomach is upset and I feel like crying and I miss the little joys in life that my kids so often bring to me. I do not want to miss a moment when it comes to my kids and I work really hard to focus on them, but with mounting financial difficulties, it is hard.
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