Ms. Rachel Whiddon visited her oldest daughter Makayla here in Tallahassee who was giving birth to her second child back in August 2017. After visiting her daughter for a month she went back to her home in N.C to only find out that her house was broken into during that time away. Ms. Rachel lost everything that she owned. From pictures, to clothes, to dishes and food. Her and her younger children did not feel safe anymore living in that area/house and decided to drive back to Tallahassee and move in with Makayla.
Tell us a little about yourself
Rachel grew up in a small town in Perry, FL. She graduated in 1997, got married, and had 4 children throughout the years. She had goals on becoming a psychologist by the age of 24. At the age of 18 her father contracted a deadly disease that left him with no money. This pushed Rachel to get a job and help her father out, she quickly got promoted as manager in a small retail shop. Rachel has gone through some incredibly difficult times and has gotten back up every single time and most importantly took care of her children during these times.
What are your goals moving forward?
Rachel's goals include going back to school and pursuing her dreams on becoming a psychologists. Her main reason for this is because she would love to help individuals that are going through hardship, which she has experienced in the past. "If one day i can help save just one person's life my heart would be forever touched".
What are you most grateful for?
I am most greatful to God. He has allowed me to see past the bad news and know that there will be better days ahead. I am happy to be around helping my daughter and son in anyway possible. Another reason I am grateful is looking at the smile of my grandson.
Words to potential donors?
My family and I cannot say thank you enough for what you maybe able to help us with, not knowing where you and your children are going to sleep or eat daily is something no one should ever have to go through.
*Unhoused Humanity has verified with Rachel's caseworker that her income is above her expenses and that she will be able to continue to pay rent on her own after she receives help with the upfront costs. Click the donation button above to donate to Rachel now.