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Moving Assistance
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Temporary Loss of Income

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I'm Starting a New Job, & We Have a Baby on the Way! Please Help Us Move!

My Story:

I am a husband and a father of two boys with another girl on the way. Our boys are ages 4 and 2 years old. Our family loves the outdoors, and we recently began coaching my four-year-old's soccer team, which has been very fun for my wife and me. In addition to finishing my fourth year of medical school, I also tutor and mentor medical students all across the country and help them prepare to pass their board examinations. In order to provide for my family, I also work as a court reporting scopist where I ensure that the legal transcripts taken down by court reporters accurately match what was said in court. My wife worked as a medical assistant for five years before dedicating herself as a full-time stay-at-home mom while we await the birth of our daughter.

I was accepted to start medical residency in Kentucky this coming summer. Our family must relocate from Utah to Kentucky, but we don't have enough money to cover the moving truck rental. Before this, we were able to cover basic expenses, but the cost of travelling to find a home to rent and placing a rental deposit has depleted our savings. As a husband and father, I am concerned that this sudden jolt in expenses, combined with us having a new baby in July, will cause my children's and wife's livelihoods to suffer as we make this new transition. So for their sake, I'm very humbly asking for assistance with our moving expenses.

We can't cover this expense on our own, but we need to make this move happen because we've already put a deposit down on a new home, and this job opportunity will give me a chance to provide for my wife and children for the foreseeable future. On top of this, this generous assistance would allow us to transition smoothly and have enough money for food and other basic necessities when we arrive and anticipate our newborn child. We would be incredibly grateful for this help, and I promise to commit to paying it forward after I start my new job and our finances become stable.

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