One of my dearest friends, Deanna, is in a very tight situation right now. She has two small children, no health insurance, and her boyfriend recently lost his job. Her newborn son, Logan, was just in the hospital for a few days and the hospital bills amounted to over $10k. Medicaid is putting up an enormous fight to not allow Deanna and her children to get health insurance. There are even more medical bills that her other son, Caleb, who is about to turn 2, has racked up, altogether making the total around $20k. Deanna has no family to help her out, and her boyfriend's family are already living in borderline poverty, making just enough for them to have heat and food.
I am Caleb and Logan's godmother. I care so deeply for my godsons and for my friend, and seeing them all struggle like this is breaking my heart. Deanna is an amazing mother, but she's at her wit's end. There is only so much I can do to help, seeing as I'm only 21 and in college. But I am determined do to everything I can to help Deanna and her boyfriend get out of debt in order for them to stand on their own two feet and create a better life for them and their children.