I have had the worst luck with vehicles most of my life. The first car I ever purchased ran one time and then never again. The next vehicle I bought was while I was living in an abused women's shelter with my three young boys at the time ages 1, 4, and 4. That car didn't last 3 months before it also needed a motor. I have a very good driving record and I'm a very cautious driver having been a single mom with precious cargo onboard. I kept buying lemons. A friend of mine let me borrow their car for a while until I could save up enough money to buy a Neon from a family I was cleaning house for. That car lasted a while but for some reason the apartment complex I was living at had it towed one night and I was unable to afford to get it out of the tow lot and lost it. My grandmother gave me her minivan which lasted us about 4 years until it completely broke down on us as well. I was putting myself through college trying to raise my now four boys and no vehicle. I was able to use loan money from school and the help of my oldest twins who were working jobs at the time and tax return money to scrape together enough money to buy a Jeep. That Jeep lasted us about five years until things just started to stop working. I replaced the harmonic balancer, the starter, the alternator the tensioner pulley and serpentine belt, the spark plugs and coil packs, the head gaskets, the battery all myself and then had to pay someone to replace sensors, the muffler, and the timing chain. It ran for two hours and died. I was told it needed a motor and would cost more than the value of the vehicle. I was completely humbled in learning how to ask others for rides to places like a doctor's appointment, my lawyer's office, to court, the grocery store and very importantly my 12-step meetings. I learned to walk and ride my bike to many places often feeling unsafe. The isolation of not having the freedom to get from place to place on my own drew me closer in a relationship with my higher power who I call God and learning more about the love Jesus has for me through the connections I have with the world around me and in the people. My faith grows stronger with each challenge. I have escaped a marriage that was very toxic and harmful despite my best efforts to be devoted to the Covenant. I've had to suffer and endure a divorce. I have completed over 275 hours of an outpatient treatment program through Comprehensive Mental Health. I have become an active member of a 12-step program for the past 20 months and now sponsor four different women through the 12 steps. I participate in therapy twice a week. I have maintained employment for the past 16 months. I worked hard to earn my college degree, however, I have been working as a cashier at a store a block away because I haven't had reliable transportation. Now that my son has been reunited with me and living in the home the past two weeks and rectified the wreckage of my past, I feel reliable transportation will help navigate me towards a more meaningful career that can help provide stability financially for my household. I am grateful for the blessing of this vehicle and I'm excited about the freedom my son and I will have moving forward. Thank you to everyone who was a participant in helping to bring this car to my family! God bless!