|| Smyrna, GA || Submitted: 2021-04-15
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After Being Out of Work Sick, We Need Help Holding on to Our Car so we Can Keep Our Jobs!
My household consists of my mother and I, and we're both essential workers. I work as a medical assistant, and I started doing that relatively recently after bouncing between restaurant and retail jobs. I'm glad to finally be doing something that I love while also having a stable income. My mom is also an essential worker and works at a local grocery store. Since I divorced my ex husband and moved here from New York, it's just been the two of us doing our best to make it. I've also been battling in court in New York for custody of my 14-year-old daughter, and that's been pretty rough on us both.
In addition to that ongoing custody battle, things have been hard for my mom and I these past few months. She got sick with Covid-19 and had to miss a lot of work, and during that time, I wasn't bringing in enough to keep up with all of our bills. On top of that, I came down with pneumonia and was very sick for a while as well, causing us to get even further behind on our bills. Since then, we've been doing better in terms of our health and financially as well. My mother recently began working full-time, and I also picked up my job as a medical assistant. We're on track towards being self-sufficient, but we're still facing a very serious threat to our progress.
We're significantly behind on our car payment and car insurance, and I'm worried that if we can't catch up, we'll lose our only means of transportation. If we lose our car, we won't be able to get to and from work, and we could lose our jobs as a result. So, I'm asking for help with our car payment and car insurance so that we're able to hold onto our car.
We're so close to getting completely back on track, but at the same time, we have this huge threat looming over us. I'm worried that if we lose our car, it could have a domino effect and make our situation so much worse. I'm also hopeful though because if we're able to get back on track, I'll be able to focus on getting custody of my daughter so that we can all be together as a family. I have faith that there are people out there who will see us through this situation, and I promise to return that same level of generosity when we're able to again. Thank you all for your compassion and kindness in helping us get back on track.
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