When this single father learned that his three-year-old daughter was being molested by her mother's boyfriend, he did whatever it took to rescue her from the abuse. He moved his child from Pennsylvania (where she'd been living with her mother) to Ohio to live with him. In the process, he lost a great deal of time at work dealing with court appointments, child service interviews and taking his daughter to therapy in not one, but two states.
Because, as this single dad wrote, '[his] employer than could not grant me the time needed to dedicate to my daughter's well being,' he had no choice but put his daughter first. To better care for his child, he took the job that kept him from providing the best possible home environment and began seeking new employment that would provide for him and his daughter while allowing him the time necessary to look after personal needs, particularly during a very difficult time in his daughter's life.
Though he now has a new, stable and better paying job that allows him essential time with his still-healing child, this struggling single father is facing eviction because, in taking off work to care for his daughter, he has fallen behind on his rent. He's asking Modest Needs to remit the rental payment that will stop his eviction, provide for his ongoing self-sufficiency and - most importantly - allow him to offer his little girl the safe, secure and stable environment that all children deserve.
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