Please Help Sarah Pierson and Her Two Children
Here is a letter to the Johnny Dare show that almost happened:
I wrote a letter last week and then I missed the phone call so I thought I would write again and be a little more specific with my story. Before I was typing from my phone and only had a short time to explain. Here are a few more details.
I am a rececntly single 24 year old mother of a 7 year old boy and a 3 year old girl. My children are my life and I do anything I can, even if it means dropping my pride and writing a letter to ask for a little bit of help. In August, I finally gained the courage to leave my abusive boyfriend of 5 1/2 years. It was a scary thing to do because my son was getting ready to start 1st grade, I hadn't worked since my daughters birth 3 years prior, I was convinced and beat down to the point where I didn't think I could EVER make it on my own, I had no money and felt as if I didn't even know how to begin life again. All I had were my personal belongings and my car. I stayed with my parents for a short time but had to drive my son to and from school in a town 30 minutes away. I found a job after about a month and I am currently a preschool teacher. I used my first paycheck to rent a small 2 bedroom trailer for my children and myself.
It has been tough over the last couple of months. My rent hasn't been on time once, my electricity was almost shut off last Monday, but I was able to scrape up the last of my change to pay keep the lights going. I keep our thermostat set at 65 and we wear sweat pants and sweat shirts if we are cold. I know this is a more economical way to keep our bill down. A little bit of heat is better than not having any were we to run up the bill and I not have the money to pay it. There have been times where I have had to borrow money out of my own sons piggy bank just to ensure we have what we need. My son has three pairs of jeans that are his actual size, his others were given to us by family memebers and they are either too short or too big at the waist and they fall down all the time. With the moving and finding a job, I wasn't able to afford to get my son any new clothes for school this year. Almost all of my daughters clothes are too small but I am unable to afford what they need. Christmas is coming up so very fast and I am afraid that I won't be able to deliver their basic needs, let alone anything they have their hearts set on. They are wonderful kids with their whole lives ahead of them and I can only hope that they don't make half the mistakes that I have made. They have had to witness things in the relationship I had with their dad that I would not wish upon my worst enemy, let alone innocent children. I just want to give them eveything they need and want and it hurts my soul that I am unable to do that.
One thing that I was trying to do for myself was get a degree. I started taking online classes two years ago. I was 6 months away from graduation date when I was forced to quit. I can't afford internet anymore and my ex shut it off on me as a way to spite me when we were still together. He paid this bill, so "He could do that". He also took our laptop so I have no computer. This is heart breaking because I was almost done, almost had an Associates Degree in Applied Science. I hope that someday I will be able to finish this degree.
I received a phone call last week that my car is no longer going to be of use very soon. The tie rods are bad, rotors are bad, brakes are bad, water pump is leaking, etc. This scares the life out of me because it is my only transportation to get me to and from work. I am unable to drive it right now. Mechanics advised me against it because it is unsafe for my children or I to ride in it. I have been driving my dads car. It leaks brake fluid and I have to hit the starter with a hammer to start it sometimes. It has 280,000 and I am very certain it won't last very long either. I do not know how I will get to work, let alone to the grocery store or my sons school.
I have a big heart and have always tried to help others when I can. My ex's brother recently fell on hard times himself and I have taken him in. I do not have the money for an extra adult, but I couldn't live with myself knowing someone I cared about was staying on the streets. I couldn't offer him much but a half-way warm house and some food to keep him from starving but I love him very much and am happy to help with what little I can.
I realize that you probably get a lot of letters and I know there are a lot of people in need. I would hate to take from anyone else and I know that if we are not one of the families that you help it's because another family needs it more. I just wanted to try again to help provide for my children. As I said before, I will drop any and all pride I have for my kids. Thanks for reading!
From Sarah's Dad:
Sarah is a single mother of 2. Her oldest is Ashton and he will be 8 in September. Her Daughter, Lylah, will be 4 in August.
Ashton's father has stage 4 crohns desease and is in assisted living. His dad is on suplemental social security income and can not afford to help, even though he has offered.
Lylah's father, well lets just say that he is doing everything he can to avoid paying child support and is giving Sarah and the kids a very hard time. He has a long history of being abusive, selfish and also has a substance abuse problem.
Trish and I have been helping Sarah and the kids by buying them clothing and helping pay the bills. We can only do so much which is why I wanted to reach out to all of our friends and family.
Sarah is behind on her rent, she has auto insurance coming up, her phone bill is due next week and she is on pre-pay electricity and can only add a few dollars every few days.
Sarah is a big hearted, giving person that is trying to raise this children by herself. She has a full time job teaching at a day care and has to come home and play mommy and daddy and keep up the house by herself.
Please have a heart and help them out. If we can raise enough money she can finish her last semester of college and get a better paying job.
I know I can count on you. Please donate NOW!!! I can provide a receipt for your taxes if you request one.
I guess some people do not want to use PayPal or they are having trouble making donations. If you can write a check please make it out to:
Sarah Pierson, and mail it to 9120 Tennessee Ave, Kansas City, MO 64138
Thanking you in advance for your concern and consideration.
Jim & Trish Pierson
Kansas City, Missouri