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Melissa Hargis
Name Melissa Hargis
Joined 172 days ago
Melissa Hargis
Shutterfly Helps a Family in Need
172 days ago

Hi Ellen,
First I wanted to say that I watch your show every day, and I'm a huge fan of all the wonderful things you do to help people. I'm writing this because my mom is so deserving of some major help, and she's way too proud to ask for it. She has raised me as a single mother, and although I'm an adult now, she continues to work hard to support me. I'm in college currently, and I hope to go to veterinary school very soon. Unfortunately, due to my challenging courseload, I'm unable to hold down a job while I'm in school. My mother works three jobs to pay her bills and to help support me while I follow my dream. First off, her car is approaching 150,000 miles, and I know she won't be able to afford another one for a long time. Second, our house is literally falling apart. Our roof leaks, our floors are falling in, and something happened recently, and our water now simply drips from the faucet with no pressure at all. Our drains are clogging, and we can't find out why. Also, we no longer have a working washing machine, and our heat pump only works about half the time. Some of these may not seem like a big problem, but when you can't take a bath at home, or when you can't afford a new washing machine, but you have to spend money at the laundromat every week, it starts to take a toll. We have adopted several stray animals over the years, and take pride in keeping them safe. Unfortunately, if something isn't done soon, I'm afraid that neither my mother and I or our beautiful pets will have a place to live. If anyone deserves some help, it is my mother. She is the most selfless, giving, compassionate person I know, and now I think it's her turn to receive some good fortune. I think the world of you, Ellen, and I know if anyone can help my beautiful mother, it's you. Thanks so much for your time.