Response to sunwyn (Original post)
Wed May 1, 2013, 09:24 PM
Corey_Baker08 (1,810 posts)
42. I Have Been In Your Shoes...& Tho Unexpected Many DU'ers Donated To Avoid My Eviction...
I am from Greenville, Ohio and a few years ago at the age of 19 my parents both lost their jobs, I worked and busted my ass at a restaurant for minimum wage and I just remember feeling like a failure when the Sheriff's office brought that eviction notice to our house because after all my parents had raised me & took care of me for 18 years & when their financial bottom fell out after being layed off, which turned out to be permanent, I promised them, and I promised myself that I would do everything I could, I would work as much as I could, as hard as I could, at as many jobs as I could all the while attending college to ensure them that i would not & could not with a clear conscious sit on my ass and do nothing as my family who had worked hard and played by the rules their entire lives on the promise and the premise that with hard work and dedication, in America your tomorrows will always be better than your yesterdays...
Needless to say after being an active member of DU since the age of 15 I posted my story, my families story of our struggle out heartache & our hope that while we as a family were down, & just like millions of other middle class families who were also down, we were not out, and we would not give up & the only glimmer of hope that I personally had was the candidacy of a man running for President of the United States named Barack Obama.l
I posted my & shared my story & my families story as a sort of therapeutic way of venting, I did not post our story expecting or wanting charity, I did not post our story expecting or wanting sympathy, I posted our story among other reasons as a way of reaching out & letting others on DU who were in a financial struggle as bad as or worse than mine to remind others that even though it may feel like it, they are not alone, they are not failures, they were not down on their luck, they like my family were victims of the 1st degree murder of the American middle class under 8 years of the Bush Administration.
The response I got was emotionally overwhelming many of my fellow DU brothers & sisters stepped up & the next thing you know I would unexpectedly receive donations to my paypal account, I would receive checks in the mail from people, from DU'ers who heard my story and wanted to chip in any little bit that they could to ensure my family would not be out on the street and while it sounds cliche it was the biggest morale booster & really showed me that people are different, some people do care & I wish all the best for you & yours!!!
And To Any & All DU'ers out there right now who may be reading and remembering this, whether you donated to my family financially or whether you donated to my family kindly & compassionately thru kind words & even more valuable advice, i say to you simply enough...THANK-YOU
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