2014 What a tough year
I have never been so happy so see a year come and go as I am to see 2014 leave. This year has been one of the of the toughest years that my kids and I have had to endure!!!
It all started around early February, I had become very ill and was hospitalized for severe dehydration. It appeared that I needed to have a bad gallbladder removed. The company that I worked for at the time felt that it would be best to lay me off as I was unable to perform my daily job duties. I was laid off two days before I had to go in for surgery. Little did I know at the time that I would have no income!!!! I was employed with them for such a short period of time that I had no unemployment benefit. I was out of work with absolutely no income. I contacted creditor and my other obligations to advise of my situation. It was no surprise when most of them basically said “That really sucks for you, you still need to pay us.” As I explained to them I will do everything that I can!!! So every month, I did what I could to pay my bills, I was not able to make full payments, but I was doing the best I could. I was down to the basic, bare necessities. I reached out for assistance and was told by most that I did not qualify for any state or government aide. I wasn’t looking for a hand out, just a hand up!!! I was able to find employment two months after being laid off. I took a huge pay cut of $42k per year. I did not let that discourage me and I kept pushing to do the best that I could to survive. In August my son got a really bad staff infection, it was very scary!! He had to have three surgeries in one week. His total bill was $73000.00. We were fortunate and had health insurance, but this added an additional debt that I can’t afford to pay. Once again I applied for assistance with public service, food stamps, just something to help, but was denied every where. My credit has tanked, I get threatening phone calls and letters from creditors. Please someone tell me where can I turn for some help!!!! I have become very depressed feeling like a failure, not able to support my kids the way a parent should. I’ve had thoughts of suicide, I’ve gone without eating just to make sure that my children have food! If anyone has any advise please share with me. I don’t know if I can continue this much longer. I can barely pay my rent, and I’m afraid that I will lose my home and have no place for me and my kids. Why is it that no one seems to care!!! How do I save me and my kids???? Where can I find help????