24 Year Old Disabled Navy Veteran Needs Boost Succeeding As Single Mother
by Eboni Brown
(Abilene, Texas, USA)
My son and I
I am a 24-year-old Navy veteran. I joined the military February 9, 2004 in hopes that I could jump start my future in a positive direction.
While I was in bootcamp I injured my knee while running. I finished bootcamp and was later stationed in Sasebo, Japan.
Everything was going very well until I became pregnant at the age of 18. I was scared and my child's father was not very supportive and that is where the problems began.
Since it was my first tour overseas I could not stay there, so I was stationed in San Diego, California.
I became depressed and just not myself. I was later discharged honorably after I had my son due to my depression.
Four years have gone by and I am coping. I have gone back to school. I am a single mother and I cannot work, raise a child and go to school, all at the same time.
I have tried that and that is where my anxiety kicks in. It's overwhelming trying my best to be a great mother and to get my life back on track.
It is really hard doing it on my own with no financial help. If I could just get something to get us by until I get back on my feet to be able to be comfortable without the extra stress of no money, we would be so well off.
I know there is a God and he will make a way, and that is why I came here in hopes of getting some help for the two of us. Thank you so much for your time.