Good day everyone. I have been sleeping on the streets because it is closer to work for the past two months to save money to send home to my wife and twin daughters. I only see them on weekends now. In the picture is where we currently live in the backyard of people's house. It is a one room wendy house with one door and one window.
My wife Trashelle is unable to go to work, because of complications during childbirth our one daughter Shelly is special needs, so my wife has given up her work to look after her full time, Shelly has Fragile X syndrome. Our able bodied daughter Virginia is very smart and has shown a talent for playing piano at school. They are both four years old.
What we would do with your generous donations is look to build ourselves a good sized shack in a near informal settlement, pay off our debts, the money will help me be able to come home to help take care of our babies, we would have bus and taxi fare to perhaps have the opportunity for Trashelle to find a night shift job. Most importantly we will be able to buy medications for Shelly put food on the table for the foreseeable future. And I will definitely buy Virginia a keyboard, she's my best friend and I want her to feel like we have time for her as well.
Honestly my wife really needs a break, she's struggling with Shelly and I can't let her do this alone anymore. When we got married we both had good retail jobs and we had enough saved up to start a family. We unexpectedly had twins and with Shelly's needs we agreed that Trashelle would stay home for a while until the kids came of age and then we'd get aftercare for them, of course we didn't anticipate that Shelly's condition would be so severe. We've been struggling but coping for the past four years but when the lockdown started is when everything got way worse. When the pandemic hit, my boss made the decision to cut everybody's hours in half, but i stayed on because I need to feed my children, and that has led to now where since August I have been sleeping in the parking lot by my work, to have more funds available to look after my family. We are battling to make rent this month and we have no idea if we'll be able to afford it next month. I'm fine with sleeping on the streets as long as it's just me but I can't let Trashelle, Virginia and Shelly do the same.
I'm asking please to help us better our lives and to prevent us from living on the streets, those who donate, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I also thank all of those who took a moment of their day just to read our story. It will really make a difference in our lives.