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Disabled Single Mother Seeks Government Grant Money For Better Family Life

by Alicia A. Lewis
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA)

I pray for everyone to be safe and always blessed!!!

I pray for everyone to be safe and always blessed!!!

Hello everyone and I pray you are being blessed right now and just know that even though I don't know you I will pray that you stay safe and always blessed.

My name is Alicia A. Lewis. I am a 38 year old single mother of 2 wonderful children. The reason I am on this site is due to my financial troubles. I would like to give you a quick story about my family and me.

I have always tried to the best of my ability to be a good person but my life would always end up with some type of problem.

I have always had a battle throughout my life with everything from lead poison to my Sickle Cell Anemia.

I tried to go to college but I had been attacked and my life really changed. I then went to the NAVY and I was discharged because of my health.

Then the one thing I did not think would work was my body being able to hold on so that my children could be born.

Once I became a mother everything started to get better and I was able to be a real good mom until I started having dreams of my rape again.

It caused a lot of problems because I had no control of what I was up against. I had never told anyone about my rape and then all of a sudden it was haunting me every night.

I finally knew why. My doctors that it was because of being in an abusive relationship and I needed to get out of the relationship to keep me from being placed in the hospital or the grave.

I needed to make a choice. So I got the courage and was able to get out of that messed up life.

I lost everything because of it. I lost my home and my car and started losing my mind. I have to say thank you Lord for making me whole again.

So now I am working as hard as I can to be the best mom I can be but I have run into a problem.

I need help getting my credit fixed so that I can get a car. I have been without a car for almost 5 years and I can't save the money I need to buy a car.

I am disabled and I only get $1100 a month. With my rent being $700 and lights and 2 children I am really having a hard time.

Please help my children and me to get our life back in order. I'm not asking for a lot. I need just enough to continue my job as a mother. So that I can be the mother my children tell me I am in their eyes.

I have 2 wonderful children. My daughter is 15 and is a freshman at Tara High in Baton Rouge Louisiana. She plays the viola, trombone, and the cello.

This is her first year in her school's orchestra and has to be able to get back and forth to her performance or after school practice.

If I don't have a car to get her back and forth she will be kicked out and this could stop her from her desire to go to college and become a music teacher.

My son is 12 years old and is in 7th grade and is a very smart little boy. His coach has asked me to allow him to try out for football because he sees great potential.

He also he wants to play soccer as well and again I would have to be able to get him back and forth as well. If he misses 2 practices or can't get home after practice he can be kicked off of the team and I really don't want that to happen.

Please help my family to be the best that we can be and give us our freedom again.

Thank you for taking your time and your prayers I really do hope that you and your family and friends stay safe and always blessed.

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