Paid 03/22/2018
Self-Sufficiency Grant

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeThank you so much for helping my family! We are truly grateful. Having our car back in working order feels like a family member returning home. It helps me maintain my independence and take care of my kids. I know that times are hard for many, but when every day people still find it in their hearts to help, it means so much more! Thank you and God Bless.

Stroke Survivor Needs Car Repairs

My Story:

I am a single mother of two great kids. My 12-year-old is in 7th grade and loves music, especially Korean pop music. My 10-year-old son loves video games and reading Ripley's Believe It or Not books. I am medically retired due to suffering two strokes at age 38. I taught 8th grade science at the time and had a stroke at my kitchen table while working on lesson plans. I am better now, still recovering but very much grateful to be alive!

Thankfully I receive retirement benefits from the district where I taught. It is only half of what I earned as a teacher. I'm grateful, but we went through our savings rather quickly with the aftermath of the stroke. My car broke down a while ago and has been sitting at my mechanic's shop ever since. We have no other car and do not live near public transportation. My car helps me get to doctor appointments, pick up medications we need and take care of our family needs. We are asking Modest Needs to help us pay for the car repairs.

This grant would help our family very much. With a running car again, I wouldn't have to pay others to take me to the doctor or to pick up groceries. That would help me begin my emergency savings again and possibly pay it forward for another family who needs help as well. Thanks in advance for any help. It is greatly appreciated!

As of 2018-03-22, 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 2018-04-13, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $1,105.10 to Edy Autocare on behalf of this deserving individual.