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Anything you can spare. Hoping it will add up to enough to get my car towed to a mechanic and get the repairs done necessary.

I am Jacquie. I'm a 51 yo female from NJ. Orphaned young, fostered and out on my own by 17. I worked my whole life since 14. I married and mothered young. Raised 2 boys almost alone, most times. Moved alot. They grew up to be great men. Black clouds...just seem to always appear. First at 27, a car accident that left me comatose for a month and with longterm short memory lose. Two bouts of cancer, cervical at 35 and breast at 43. Now another lump...unsure of its diagnosis. The clouds left storm damage. Loss of homes, jobs, friends...and here I am now, trying to weather a monsoon without even a paddle.

I have never asked anyone, for anything. I was always the girl that had 5 cents and gave out 3 cents to someone else. But I have done everything in my power to try and turn my situation around. I sew, very well. Owned a custom design dress shop in the 80's. So, I have tried to make items and sell them. Sold some, had promises for others, but not enough to live on. I stay on at friends homes. I lost my job last December. Made a verbal error leaving a message for a customer - terminated! That is when it spiralled. Lost my apartment. All my possessions, minus a few carry-ons, were given away. I stayed with friends, helped them with what little bit of unemployment I recieved. Looked for work. Then the unemployment stopped. Still no luck on work. Now my car, poor Matilda, has just stopped going. I can't live here for nothing. There is no money, no savings, no help. I need to get my car fixed. I need a job. I need medical coverage so I can have this lump looked at. I need to get my life back, my dignity back. So, now I am asking, please. Anything you can spare. Hoping it will add up to enough to get my car towed to a mechanic and get the repairs done necessary to get her on the road again....and me. For generous donations, I will send donor a personal hand sewn gift as a token of my appreciation. Thank you .

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