Hello, I am a 26 year old woman in a very tough situation. I come from a home with not many resources, my family was very poor growing up. I now have 2 children of my own and find it very difficult to support as I am a single parent with no help. I for as long as I could remember can only find dead end jobs that get you paycheck to paycheck. My kids and I were recently victims in a home invasion where my house was riddled with 56 bullets in what was known to be a retaliation but my home was the wrong target. I remember lying on the ground scared feeling hopeless as my 11 month old and 6 year old screamed at the top of their lungs, tears rollee down my eyes as I could only want to comfort them but also wanting to here there screams just to know they were alive. As it ended my children were perfectly fine with not a scratch, however I was shot multiple times including the back of my neck which almost left me paralyzed. I could only thank God we were alive!! I lost my home because of the damage and the landlord not wanting to deal with fixing the home right away. I was left homeless, going from home to home fearing the reality of what had happened and not understanding why, I can only due certain things right now due to my physical limitations until my wounds heal and I today am still struggling because I still live in poverty. The only way to overcome the trauma is to better myself for my children. I live in a studio apartment with death and gun shots around us everyday and its scary. My children are psychologically suffering, my oldest childs father was kidnapped and killed right before his eyes. The damage everyday life has caused my family is greater than anyone could imagine. My hopes and dreams are to become a nurse and to move myself and my kids some place safe. Your help would be greatly appreciated as you will be helping me with therapy and treatment need to one day be able to be normal! Thank you in advance. ..
Im not asking for pitty but someone willing and recognizing a woman in poverty with goals and ambition to make it out, to be able to care for my kids and allow them to get the required help they need to turn there perception of this cold state of Michigan around. With this in mind I ask for your help, no matter how big or how little it all helps and would be greatly appreciated. ..thank you and God bless you all!!