This week, we’d like to help a single mum and her 6 year old son who, until recently, have been living in a tent.
They live in Queensland, Australia (where 52 Lives first began!) and were nominated by a support worker who has been helping them to secure housing.
The mum, Amanda, is a nurse but hasn’t been able to work due to illness, so slowly sank into debt. She lost her housing and ended up sleeping in a tent with her son. She has severe asthma and, as a result of extended steroid use, now has something called Vascular Necrosis which is causing major debilitating issues for her. She has had to have a hip replacement and is awaiting a shoulder reconstruction. A few weeks ago, she fell down some stairs and broke her foot, which is making life even harder.
With the support of a local organisation they are now out of the tent and living in a house, but it is in very bad shape and Amanda can’t afford any of the things they need to make it a home, or anything of the things her son needs.
They've both been through a lot and we’d love to help to make life better for them.