I am a mother of five (21, 19, 15, 13 & 3) beautiful children and have always been able to support myself and my family. In March of this year, I was diagnosed with some chronic issues taking me off work for over six months. I had been employed with my job for three years, ranked very highly among my peers, and never missed a day of work unnecessarily; however, my job fired me while I was on medical leave because my doctor(s) would not release me from medical care. My progress in recuperating has been slow and I am constantly going to several specialists and physical therapy to manage the pain where a co-pay is due each time along with the co-pays for my prescriptions. It has become a little frustrating and stressful trying to maintain these payments with no real income coming into the home. I am also a junior at ArizonaStateUniversity where I am majoring in Religious Studies. I am also the youth pastor of my church where I serve faithfully. My studies at ASU will assist me in moving further in my ministry and my future pastoral ships. Obtaining my BA has been a dream of mine and I am excited to be this close to finishing. My income from my job paid the overages and bought my books. Financial aide pays majority, but leaves a balance at the end of every session. Without the income from my job, I have not been able to pay these overages. The semester ends on December 5th and I have an outstanding balance needing to be paid before school reconvenes on January 13th. A friend mentioned this website to me and advised I try it to see what happens. It would be a blessing to me to gain the financial assistance I need in order to keep my doctors appointments and not have to drop out of school due to the lack of finances. Any and everything is greatly appreciated and will be used for the aforementioned reasons. I am battling everyday to not succumb to my illness because I am a mother, first. I must continue to do all I can for my children and continue to serve in the capacity of youth pastor, guiding my growing youth department. Please find it in your heart to assistance in any way that you can. Thank you and keep me (us) in your prayers.