Let Me Start For The Beginning My life has never been easy. I was adopted from Mexico with my younger sister. She was 4 and I was 7. My mother was very abusive and my Dad left when I was young. We were adopted by a good family. Throughout my childhood I was very broken. I always got in trouble and never made the right decision. When I got into high school I got into so much trouble. I figured out the reason why I was like this was because I kept everything inside from my past. All the abuse really did a lot of damage to me. I went into a therapy group where I was picked up early in the morning to about dinner time. I was put on medication for my sleep and depression. I was able to get pass a lot of my struggles. After I graduated high school I decided to go to college and enlist in the Army National Guard. It was the best desicion of my life. Well I thought that was it and I was going to be happy. But while I was at Basic Training I kept passing out during intense activities and was medically discharged. My life went tumbling down after that happened, I mean it was my dream. I came home severely depressed that I thought everything wasn't worth it anymore and that ending my life would be best. I was admitted into 4 different hospitals and put on so many different medications. I was diagnosed with PTSD, Depression and Bi-Polar disorder I spent Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years without anyone I loved. My sister was always by my side and my family. They came to visit when I started feeling better. After I was released from the last hospital I ended up living with my friend because I just needed a new setting. I go to therapy and group once a week and its helping so much. Royal Is Born Two years lafter I was still living with my friend. I was able to receive SSI because working was really hard for me. I was eventually able to get a job while receiving SSI but it didn't last long. My sister called me one night saying she was pregnant and that she was scared to tell my parents. So she came to my friends house and decided to call my parents while she was next to me. It didn't go very well and she moved in with me. I was always next to her taking care of her and making sure she made all her appointments. My friends mom helped a lot and it was because of her that my sister had some where to stay. Things were not very easy for my sister. She didn't have a lot of support from the people she really needed it from. But I always had her back and so did my friend. During one of her doctors appointments she was getting an ultrasound to see the babie's sex. I knew my life was going to be different when I found out she was having a girl and listening to her heartbeat put me in tears. Things were going to be okay I'm going to be an Aunt. This is the reason I'm supposed to be alive. I was so happy. One night when she was around her due date she decided to eat a lot of pinneapple and we went for a long walk. The next morning her water broke but not all the way, so we decided to take her to the hospital and they broke the rest of her water. She did not have the best time delivering my niece. She had to have an emergency c-section because the babies heart rate dropped. Finally after waiting for what seemed forever my niece was here. My sister named her Royal and she was beautiful. She was so tinny and I was so scared to hold her. I'm a very protective person so I never left her side and I was always there for her. I didn't think that my life could get any better. Royal made everything better even when she farted it made me laugh. She was just so special to me and I didn't think that things could get bad with her around. I just loved her. I was so proud because my sister was becoming such a beautiful Mom. She did anything she could to make sure Royal was taken care of. Royal was our blessing. Where Are We Now Once again something is thrown in our path. Everything seemed to be going so well for us. We were always thankful for everything we had because we knew what it was like to be poor and we didnt understand why this happened to us. My friends mom became mentally unstable and kicked us all out. We had nowhere to go. Thats not even the bad part we were with my 2 month old niece. I didn't think things could get worse but I was wrong. My friend made some calls and we were able to stay at her brothers house for the weekend. I called my parents asking for help because I didn't know what I was supposed to do and I wasn't going to bring my 2 month old niece into a homeless shelter. They didn't help with anything so we were on our own. I received my SSI check that Sunday so we decided to stay at a motel. It was 81 a night and 365 a week. We had help along the way. People really cared and did as much as they could to help us out. They brought us food and my niece clothes. Someone even paid for two weeks for us to stay here. We are struggling so bad right now. My sister and I sold most of our clothes for money and all my video games. I have pawned all my electronics to make sure we had the money for the motel room and Royal's formula. Please Help Us We can really use some help. We are trying to find a two bedroom apartment. Living in a motel isn't a great way to be raising a baby. It's not a safe area and we can't save money while we are here. My friend is currently working two jobs and my sister is receiving cash assistance. I just got a job and its seasonal so after the holidays I won't have one. I will still receive SSI but its not enough. Paying for the motel room, my niece's clothes, diapers, wipes, formula and stuff we need is taking all our money. We don't have enough for an apartment. We all really need a stable place and a safe environment to raise my niece. We are doing everything we can to make sure we pay for the motel but that's getting hard too. We wanted to be in an apartment by the holidays but that's not going to work out for many reasons. I just really wants us to have a place to call our own and not have to worry about getting kicked out or worrying about being unsafe. Thank you for reading this. Any amount of money would be great help. God Bless you guys.