Hi, my name is Lindsey. Life hits us all with hardships and tough times. I am lucky to have a wonderful mom who has taken myself and my two children in. I became a widow at the age of 25. My son was only 3 and I was 6 months pregnant with my daughter. There are no words to describe the pain and suffering on this road, but I have tried my very best to be a good mom to my kids, my youngest being special needs. My life is full of appointments for my kids and my mom is the only reason we have made it thus far. My mom has put herself in a rough spot taking care of us and is now in financial trouble as well. It is embarrassing to ask for help and I am stubborn so I don’t admit to my struggles. But now? My mom is broke and I am negative $475 and some change in my bank account. My kids need things that I cannot provide and that hurts. I need help. And I hate that I need it. But my kids need hygiene and one needs diapers and wipes and gas for those who help us get to appointments since I do not have a car. We get food stamps which helps a lot, but doesn’t always stretch a month. I want to go buy my kids their needs, pay my phone bill and I want and NEED to help my mom. I would not be okay without her. I am trying my best to find solutions, so for now, we just need to get by. So to anyone reading my story, thank you for your time. It is appreciated!