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single mom and widow

I am a single mother who had a child with a non american who traveled locally and abroad for work regularly. Obtaining his citizenship was not a priority as my husband was 27 while I was 25. In 2009 my husband died in a car accident so as you can imagine, I receive no child support and no social security benefits for my daughter. At the time I worked as a customer service representative for $10.00 an hour. My husband was the bread winner as you may call it, making around $70k a year. I live in South Florida, which is I believe the third most expensive place to reside in the United States. with rent being @a minimum of $900 a month in a bad neighborhood. You could imagine my struggles. My husband did not have life insurance and I did not qualify for food stamps or cash assistance. Luckily for me I caught a break and my boss and my friend paid for me to obtain state licensing and was able to get me into a great company otherwise I don't know what i would have done. Not everyone is trying to take advantage of the system, some ppl really need help. Do not penalize the good ppl for the actions of the lazy and self-righteous.
—melissa FL
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