I have never asked for this kind of help before, but I feel right now, it is necessary. I am a single mother of a beautiful 15-year-old daughter. She is my world and saved my life in so many ways. I feel that I have not been the best I can be. And sometimes feel she deserves better. Currently, I am in so much debt and am not able to give her the things she needs. I went through a three year custody battle (close to $50000) in debt. I was awarded sole custody, but have not been able to recoup from this. Currently, I am off work due to a shoulder injury. I am going to have to fight the government for worker's compensation for this as well as unemployment.
My daughter is active in softball and plays for a travel softball team as well as the school team. We will start traveling for tournaments next month and I won't be able to afford the hotel rooms and expenses of this travel. The travel team is also going to Florida for Nationals for a week. The room alone is close to $3000, not including expenses and travel. I haven't been able to practice with my daughter because of my injury. This is what we do together. I am always there for me and she doesn't like it when I am not able to go.
Besides all of this my daughter is needing braces. She has a tooth growing in through her gums the wrong way and numerous crooked teeth. She still has baby teeth that have to be pulled. She wears glasses, which we just had to get a new pair because her vision changed. Her contacts are $85 per eye because she has two different prescriptions. She also needs to go to the dermatologist for acne issues. I struggle to give her the basic things she needs like school clothes and things of that nature. I get groceries but I have to take away from something to get them. I am not able to just run to the store to get what we need when we are out.
I have worked my whole life, even when I was a kid working on our farm. I have always worked and will continue to work. Right now though I have to heal. I will have to have surgery on my shoulder as well as my right and left hand, I have carpal tunnel in one and an ulnar blockage in the other. The recovery time will be long. I am asking for help, so that I am able to provide for my daughter during this time. No matter what anyone thinks of me, please focus on my daughter. She is the reason I am asking for help. There is so much that she needs, that right now I cannot provide. I am asking for the greater amount so that we are able to live while I recover and to get me out of debt so one day, I can buy a home for here and I. She plans on going to college and in her future, I am there with her. I will always be there for her.
I am behind on electric, internet, and many other bills. Please I ask for this and pray that if you can help, please do. If not, it is okay, please pray for us.