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Team Matty will be using all/any funds raised to pay all fines and penalties in the state of NY for reinstament of my driving privlages.


My name is Matthew! I am 28 years old. When I was 19 and living in Port Jervis NY.. I was put in a sticky situation with my only parent. To work to help to pay the bills (seems normal enough.) I had just recived my liscense. He didn't have one. (lost through a bankrupcy) and over 10 years had to drive to work to support me. I had to watch at least once a year him get in trouble.

Well we lived at a home where you HAD to drive to work..his influence (cause most kids would love to help a parent) was that I use a pair of old liscense plates to get back and forth to work only. While he saved the money to make both my and his car LEGAL ones. Well I was pulled over. Handed with nearly 3000 dollars in legal fines and penalties. I then had my first son.
My dad moved away with out offering to help me with the fines (told me to "figure it out")...cause had he not asked me to do this... i would have continued a normal " work till I COULD afford to make my car legal " Well ten years later everytime i'd get a job 60% percent would go to Childsupport. I have no degree or amazing 11.25 is the most I've ever made an hr. and rarely come across a job that actually promises 40 hrs and benifits....I moved to a major city Denver CO, relied on public trans , have worked 2 jobs at a time.... still became homeless.... while paying childsupport and trying to take care of my basic needs.(with no mental or substance or legal issues) I now live at a Chatholic Charities shelter...I'm working to pay child support trying to save money but this not being a legal drive has always been a hinderence and as in September I turn 28. I am drawing to the conclusion..that enough is enough and i NEED help..So, a close friend suggested I give online fundraising a try..hence "Driving is a Privlage"
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