Give Us A Chance

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So many things have happened that, just for a while, I need a little help to get life back together for my daughter and myself.

I come from hard working people. My father left home very young and built a business from nothing, and, as soon as I was old enough I worked hard with him full time. He was a wonderful man and my best friend so it was a very good life for me, full of love, even when I lost my husband much too young. Sadly, when times changed, though we fought as hard as we could to save it, like many people, we finally lost the business. It was a mercy that my father did not live to see that happen, and my mother did not live long after him.

Most people have family to protect them at such a time but I was an only child and so were both of my parents. 

I was not raised to give up, so I started to build a new life for myself and my little daughter (of course she is bigger now!). It was hard but we were happy. 

I fell in love with an American, when he asked me to marry him it seemed like a fresh start away from the memories of all we have lost with a father two wonderful stepsisters for my daughter to grow up in a real family. We were happy but times were very, very hard for us. Somehow we kept things going, and took any work we could get to pay the bills, but we never managed to get enough work to catch up. Somewhere along the way our relationship began to fall apart under the strain, maybe we will find a way to heal our marriage but, for now, my husband is gone (thank God my stepdaughters had family to take them in and they are fine).

I have built a new life for us before, and I will do it again...but one of the jobs I took was a little bit crazy. I went to work on a building site. They got used to me and it was even fun until there was an accident. I broke four ribs, and I could not work there any more. It was painful but I was healing until there was a nasty incident and the ribs  broke again. I did not even realise until I had to go for scans last week to help sort out the original accident. I just wondered why I was in so much pain and taking so long to heal.

The Doctor was very firm with me. He says I *MUST* rest or I will never heal at all. To make it worse when I came here I knew I needed a cornea transplant. This is not a big deal at all, and I will be fine, but in three years there has never been any money for the operation, and my eyesight is getting much worse until I can. It is now impossible to find work at all.

I have a green card (which must be renewed very soon for both of us, which is more money), so I am not entitled to any social security or welfare to support us. If it were just myself I would take my chances, but I must think of my lovely daughter. It seems we are so close to a new life in a wonderful country...but it is impossible to get there. Things will be better when the accident is sorted out, but this takes time.

So I am asking you for a little help to give us a chance...I need to pay some medical bill, some legal fees, and, of course we need to eat and have a home. 

It would be great to have my eye operation but that can wait until I have a job and can pay for it.

When this is over, I promise that I will pay back every penny you give to us to other people who need it - because that is how my father raised me, to always care for other and pay my debts.

I thank you for taking the time to read this. 



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