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Single Parent Family

Hello. My name is Mary Eddy. I am 13 years old. I have an older brother who is 16 and a father. My mother left our family in October of 2011. Since then, things have been really hard on us. My dad has been doing his very best to keep food on the table and he is doing a good job. We go to an expensive catholic school. Faith is a very good helper now, and he is also doing a good job of keeping us in school to learn about our great and gracious God. I couldn’t ask for a better dad. Things have been hard financialy for a very long time now. My dad is a self employed construction worker. Finding work can be hard at times when you’re not a very well known buisness. My brother tries very hard in school, but finds it hard to focus and stay organized. He is very smart and he can do great things. School puts a lot of stress on him, so a vacation would be a great opportunity for him to relax and forget things for a few days. I also do well in school. I have about a 93 average. I am in 8th grade and I am excited to go to high school.
One thing that has really made hard times for my family has been my dad’s health problems. He has had 1 open heart surgury and had to have a pacemaker put in about a year later. He had one complication after he had the pacemaker was put in, and it was really scary because he was about an hour away from where we live. He has to take medications and 1 or 2 of them are pretty expensive. Doctor, specialist, and hospital bills are very expensive too.
Both sets of my grandparents live in Florida. We haven’t been down to see them since 2008. The winters in NY are really harsh, and warm Florida weather would be a welcome change. I also have an aunt and uncle that live in Florida too. We need something new and refreshing in our lives besides the cold northeast. We could use the beautiful sight of plam trees and sunsets on the ocean. If we were to win the grand prize, we would be so exstatic. We would be so happy to see our family and to go see the wonderful animals at Sea World and Busch Gardens.

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