|| Birmingham, AL || Submitted: 2020-10-27
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Progress: We've raised 100% of the cost of this application!
This person has left the following thank you note:
I would like to thank each and every person that took their time not only to read me and my kids story, but also for helping us. We couldn�t be more thankful and grateful. No only have you helped keep me and my boys from becoming homeless, you helped me believe that there are people that really care. Again, we would like everyone to know we are very thankful for all your help.
I Nearly Lost My Son to a House Fire. Now, His Medical Expenses are About to Leave Us Homeless!
I'm a single mom raising four children while also working part-time as an in-home care provider. I'm a natural-born caregiver, so I love my job and love my home life as well. My kids mean the world to me, and I would do absolutely anything for them. We have been through a lot this past year after we suffered through a house fire that took the lives of my brother and my niece while leaving my oldest son severely burned. He spent a month in the hospital, and even after multiple surgeries, he still bears the scars from that fire. After the fire, I knew that I had to be with him every second of the day to make sure he was okay. We lost a lot, and we have suffered a lot as a result, especially my oldest because of the wounds he sustained.
Walking with him down the road to recovery has been extremely difficult, both emotionally and financially. We have been blessed to receive support through the Big Brother Big Sister program, and it has been absolutely life changing for my oldest son who needs more people walking with him than ever. However, even with the amazing support and generosity of this program, we are still struggling to make ends meet due to the time I've had to take off work to care for my son. Between the medical bills and the hours of work I've lost, it has been extremely difficult to get on top of our situation. Honestly, we are in serious danger of losing our home.
I'm deeply terrified that any day now, on the way home from one of my son's doctor appointments, we'll find all our stuff in the front lawn and eviction notice posted to our door. I desperately need help with our rent if we're going to get caught up and narrowly avoid eviction. We've experienced so much hardship over the past few months, and it has been difficult for my family to take blow after blow; I'm worried we're near our breaking point.
I can't overstate how much this help would mean to us, to my son's recovery, and what it would do for us in the long-term. I would be able to give my children a home while I continue working hard to return to a point where we are financially independent. My family is full of fighters, and we will do whatever it takes to recover from this nightmare. I just don't want to see us come up short in our battle to recover, so I'm asking for help with our rent in order to avoid losing the home we're fighting hard to keep. On behalf of my family, I want to thank you sincerely for your compassion and for taking the time to read our story.
As of 2020-11-12, 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 2020-11-19, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $1,400.00 to L&B Realty Holding LLC on behalf of this deserving individual.