Mary was a single mom of two young children.
She worked long hours to make ends meet and provide for her family.
One day, her HVAC system broke down and she was left with no heat during the cold winter months. Mary knew she had to get it fixed but she didn’t have the money to pay for it. Desperate to keep her family warm, Mary started searching for HVAC repair services. She called several HVAC companies but their quotes were too high. Mary was at her wit’s end, and just when she thought things couldn’t get any worse, she received an unexpected bill from the hospital for her daughter’s recent surgery. Mary was crushed. She had to choose between paying for her daughter’s medical bills or fixing the HVAC system. Mary had no choice but to prioritize her daughter’s health and put off the HVAC repair work. The winter months were brutal for Mary and her children. They huddled together under blankets, and Mary could see the pain in her children’s eyes. They were cold and miserable. Mary felt helpless and frustrated. Despite her best efforts, Mary couldn’t keep up with her bills. She fell behind on her rent and her car payments, and eventually, she and her children were evicted from their home. Mary’s heart was broken as she watched her children cry, wondering where they would sleep that night. Mary’s story is a tragic one, but unfortunately, it’s not uncommon. There are many hardworking single parents who struggle to make ends meet, and one unexpected expense can be the tipping point that sends them over the edge.