|| Kalamazoo, MI || Submitted: 2019-06-12
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Progress: We've raised 100% of the cost of this application!
This person has left the following thank you note:
Thank you so much for your generosity. We tried to get help from local charities, and even state assistance, and had been turned away. We had been referred to Modest Needs by a friend of the family who had spoken very highly of the organization and the donors. I am so very grateful that we had taken their advice and shared our situation, even as painful as it was to be that open about how we were struggling. It is such a blessing to know there are still people in this world who are willing to help others. Again, thank you for your kindness.
I Just Lost My Baby. Thanks to Unpaid Medical Leave, Next Week We're Losing Our Home.
I am a single mother of three children. My 13 year old son is active in sports and music. My 11 years old daughter is active in music and crafting. My 3 year old son is a ball of energy. I work the third shift, full time as a lead at an automotive factory. I make enough to cover my living expenses and sometimes have a little extra if my children don't have to go to the doctor (but you know how kids are.)
My partner of 15 years and I were looking forward to having our fourth child, but last month, I lost the baby. The miscarriage required surgery, and I was on unpaid medical leave for two weeks. The loss of that income has been devastating to my family, and we've been struggling to catch up, trying to decide which bill to pay first so that our children have what they need. I have been trying to catch everything up, but late fees have made it an uphill battle each month and I have fallen further behind. As a result, we weren't able to pay last month's rent, and if we can't pay it right away, my family is going to be homeless and I feel like it's all my fault because none of this would've happened if I hadn't miscarried. In my head I know that's not really true, but that's how I feel anyway.
If you could please help me with my rent, we could finally get caught up from the miscarriage. We could get on with our life and not have to worry about where our kids are going to live, and I could take a minute to sit with myself and grieve the loss of my child, which I haven't even been able to do yet. Even if you can't help, it means so much to me to be able to ask for help here because we've been everywhere and nobody can help us unless we're already homeless. Here there's a ray of hope. Thank you for anything you can do.
As of 2019-08-12, this application has been fully funded!
This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.