|| Pompano Beach, FL || Submitted: 2019-07-10
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I Was Caregiver for My Dad Until He Passed Away. I've Found a New Job But My Car Won't Make It!
I am a single woman. I'm a healthcare professional but for the last seven years. My dad dementia. I was has only child, and my mom is gone. After a while, dad couldn't take care of himself anymore, and since then, I've worked as my dad's caretaker. While taking care of him, I could only work part-time, but we made ends meet between my job and his social security.
In June, my father passed away in his sleep, and while I'm glad he's finally at peace, I'm his only family, and his passing left me to pay the cost of burying him. That took all of the savings I had.
Now that dad is gone, I'm obviously going back to work full time. I've been offered a really good job. It's a long commute, but I don't mind that. There's just one problem: I'm currently driving my dad's old car. It's paid for, but it's also not in great shape. I trust it to get me to a part-time job a few miles from my home. But if I'm going to be driving the car 70 miles a day or more, I'm going to have to get some repairs done that I was putting off.
Because I just paid for my dad's funeral and now don't have his retirement income to help out, I just don't have the money to fix this car, and if I can't fix it, I can't accept this new position. Would you please help me get this car repaired and safe so that I can take this job? Without your help, I'm going to have to just keep working part time until a closer offer comes along. I have no idea when that will be, but I do know I won't be able to keep my head above water if I don't return to work full time. I don't want a handout & will be glad to pay you back if you want. I just want to help myself get back on my feet after losing my dad. Thank you.
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