Hello my name is Chelsea. I am a 42 year old single mom with a 12 year old son. We recently lost our home and almost all of our belongings.
I was hospitalized with a septic arthritis in my hip that turned out to be MRSA. I required emergency hip surgery to remove the infection. Followed by a several days of hospitalization. I am currently unable to walk unassisted at this time, I have to be on antibiotic iv infusions for about 2 months, and they say I might still lose my leg. The worst part is none of it would have happened if the hospital would have caught it 2 weeks prior when I was rushed by ambulance to the ER.
While all of this has been going on I got behind on rent, utilities, etc...
I came home from the hospital to an eviction notice. And was unable to come to some sort of payment arrangement with my landlord due to my inability to work. Then once the eviction went through we were unable to get all of our belongings out before we were locked out by the sheriff. My son and I had been sleeping in my car (1996 camaro, not real comfortable) now we are staying at a friends house temporarily while trying to find some assistance. I have applied for disability, food stamps, housing, etc.... But some of those things are not in big supply where I live. ( Cottage Grove, OR)
So I am reaching out to you and from the bottom of my heart asking, please can you help us get back into a home of our own. I need to rest and be able to heal so I can hopefully go back to work in a few months. We just need move in costs and a financial cushion for a few months. Then I can take it from there once I am able to return to work.
I have worked hard all my life, since I was 14 years old. I raised my 3 other children alone and sometimes worked 3 jobs to make it. But I did it. So please understand I am not a welfare mom or a lazy bum with no work ethic. I can't wait to go back to work. This is the hardest thing I ever gone through in my life and I am a cancer survivor. For the first time in 22 years I am unable to take care of my child. It's heartbreaking for me, I feel like I failed him somehow.
I just want my son to have a home again. Can you please find it in your heart to help us.