I am a mommy of a beautiful baby girl (http://s1189.photobucket.com/albums/z434/dyingcliche/), born on June 18. I am the sole supporter of my household and I am going through hard times. I was on an extended UNPAID maternity leave, which has set me behind on paying my bills. I have hip dysplasia and am hypermobile in all of my joints as well. By the end of the day, I can not move, so working full-time (on my feet) is quite miserable, but I drudge on, as per necessity. I have no insurance, therefore no pain meds and no doctor. Without a doctor to give a referral, I can not get on disability. I may not be able to have any more children (due to the strong likelihood of cervical and/or uterine cancer), but at least I have my little angel, and my two step kids, Nevaeh (8) and Alex (4). I am desperate, to be quite honest. I've gone from charity to charity and can not get assistance because of two things. 1, my daughter does not have a birth certificate (I'm now in the process of getting it!)... and 2, because I have a job.
I appreciate all of the heroes out there, whether they help me or others... it takes a special person to help a stranger... Heroes, you restore my faith every time I see that number in the top right of the screen grow! Bless you all.
an update 11-2-2010: My family has decided that I am beneath them for seeking assistance. All they know is that I am on WIC, but apparently that makes them better than me. They no longer have ANYTHING to do with me, and now I am sure my daughter and I will not have the Merry Christmas we had hoped for. I thought Christmas was a time to spend with loved ones... looks like that will not be my case after all. I am needing comfort and friends, so please feel free to pm me. I have found that the people here are far more loving and accepting than my own "family".