Weʼre raising £600 to help buy a car to get my two autistic boys to appointments.They don't have friends or play out like other kids.they need this so badly
- York, UK
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Sometimes i look back to three years ago,i was working full time an,a single mum,trying to keep my three kids in three different schools,and me in my job,four different directions.No help or support from the school system,no family close at hand.I was alone.I tried so very hard,but the situation went from bad to worse.My boss got tired of my problems,my kids became more and more depressed.Every day,a massive,exhausting struggle,my two sons both have autism and went through main stream primary school undiagnosed,despite my constant concern,doctors and teachers were un interested.'Highschool was terrible for the boys,too many sights and sounds,sensory overloads,stress.My older son became suicidal,self harming,throwing up.My youngest son,not far behind him.In the end i had no choice but to leave my job and deregister my boys from school.ive been a carer for them full time ever since.
Last year i had to give up my old faithful fiat multipla,all i could afford was a 300.00 rover,it lasted nine months and had no radio or horn,the boot didnt click shut and the inside of the doors were hanging off.it got me through my daughters heart surgery and her boyfriends road accudent when he was in hospital for two weeks after he went under a lorry on his moterbike and it crushed his feet.I've been without a car now since january and live in the countryside,as a result,my boys have been nowhere since because they cant deal with busses.My oldest son,now 16 also has agoraphobia ,severe social and general anxiety,and hyper mobility.We need a car badly for appointments and to get the boys anywhere.I know it seems cheeky asking for help,but ive seen people getting funding for cosmetic surgery and many other people asking for help and thats fantastic,well my boys need help too,we would be so,so greatful.Ive never asked anyone for anything,but im asking now,for my boys.please,please,help us.
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I'm Nicky,a 46 year old single mum,and full time carer to my two autistic sons.I'm with them literally 24/7.I don't have social workers and outside help,this is because they're my boys and I'm here for them.The world just stresses them too much.please help.
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