This applicant's story isn't extraordinary. In fact, it's all too common among the applications we read at Modest Needs.
Took a job at half the pay she used to earn.
Earns $10 but doesn't qualify for state aid.
Doesn't have enough to buy a $1 iced tea at the end of the month.
She applied for $400 to cover a bed for her teenager, a "great kid" who has been sleeping on an air mattress for the past few months.
Have you ever slept on an air mattress? (Or, more accurately, NOT slept on one?)
The fact that Modest Needs donors have funded this "ordinary" family is, in fact, the very opposite of ordinary. On the contrary. To this mom and son, that act of generosity is nothing short of miraculous.