Praying and begging for help with first month's rent, deposits and moving expenses.
We are a family of 6. It is my 2 kids and my fiancee's 2 kids plus the 2 of us. We live in a very small 2 bedroom duplex in a small town in Ohio. I originally moved in it myself a little over a year and a half ago. It was plenty big for me and my 2 kids. Then I met my fiancee', who I know is the love of my life and I hope to someday marry. She had 2 kids of her own and the girls share a birthday only 3 years apart. They lived in a very bad neighborhood in a horrible city that begins with D, Ohio so we decided after a while to join our families. Well, recently we got infested by Bed Bugs after the neighbor on the other side of our duplex skipped out. The landlord has not had an exterminator here in the year + that I have been here and we are now infested thru the whole house! So far he has not taken care of this issue or any others. The only plug we have in the bathroom almost caught fire months ago and was not the regulated kind with a emergency breaker inside. It 6 months to get fixed. We want to move to a bigger place so badly but I am off of work and my fiancee' is the only one working right now so we are essentially stuck. We can't afford to move let alone go anywhere for a vacation. We just take the kids to the state park close and hike. They love it but it would be nice to someday take them to the ocean or something cool like that. But that is not important because they are still happy with the little we can afford to do so long as we are together. We have some amazing kids. We both also have vehicles that are on their last leg. My mini van is for in town only it is so bad and my girlfriend's car is having problems with the Axel and other things. We cannot catch a break to save our lives. We are drowning!
I have been thru a lot myself including a 3 level fusion of my spine in my 20's, 4 knee surgeries on my left knee and 1 on my right knee, all work related injuries. I need more operations on my back and left knee but cannot afford it. I am at the point of having to file for disability. I worked full time up until Early February of this year but I now suffer from sleeplessness, depression, constant pain, numbness in my extremities and massive headaches.
I am losing my mind between the place we live being too small and the bed bugs. We all need a break! We need a bigger, safer place to live. I hate asking but I know you help families all the time. I hate even writing but I have nobody else to turn to.
know I am just asking for help and a break because right now I see no light at the end of this long tunnel. Nobody will help. Nobody will listen. It seems like nobody cares.
As I said, I am losing my mind here and I fear losing my family as well. My fiancee' is amazing and supportive but I fear the day when it is too much and I lose the love of my life as well as my kids because of all the stresses. Please help us! I am on my knees begging! There are no places with help in funding.
I am a very private and proud man so you have no idea it kills me inside to have to ask for outside help from anyone, let alone a complete stranger who doesn't know me from any other random person and certainly doesn't owe me, or anyone else for that matter, anything. However when it comes to love, compassion and the desire to help people there is nobody I have ever seen like you. You are our last hope. I just hope you can or are willing to try and help. If not then the light at the end of that tunnel I am in may never come and I will be trapped in this darkness forever.