My husband and I have been married since 1999 and have 3 amazing kids. 17 yr old girl with a talent for softball and academics has struggled with adhd and severe anxiety issues. 13 yr old son very gifted swimmer who is also autistic (aspergers) with dyspraxia, adhd and anxiety/sensory issues and is also homeschooled. And 11 yr old son also a gifted swimmer with adhd and speech issues. My husband and I have struggled financially to afford the basics for our kids and have even been homeless for almost a year. We have always found a way to keep the kids active and the specials needs of all children met. However, now my family is financially struggling and the criteria for financial assistance for their activities have changed excluding us from qualifying for help. We are now being forced to removed the children from all activities unless we can come up with money to continue. My husband works 55+ hours a week as a manager and I am at home working with our middle child during the day and making sure the other two are taking care of as well. We also have suffered several medical issues over the last few years. My husband has had 2 strokes, complications from diabetes and 2 spine surgeries to name a few for him. And I have fibromyalgia, chronic pain and am being tested for ms.
My family does not spend money frivolously. We haven’t taken a family vacation in 10 years. We rarely drink (too expensive) and do anything to save money.
We desperately need help!! I would hate to see the kids taken out of their activities that they have worked so hard for and love dearly. Not to mention it helps my autistic son more than words can explain.
Please consider donating!! Anything helps at this point. Thank you so much for your consideration.