Having been a teesy part of Nie Recovery efforts, I have seen so, so much good in people. People are willing to serve, to give, and often - often - it's when they themselves have very little to give. Real widow's mite situations.
That being said, I have a friend who is in a really difficult situation. She wishes to remain anonymous, but explains herself on her blog, and is an open, honest person who will answer any questions you may have about her situation if you choose to email her.
Her blog: http://beatthex.blogspot.com/
For a minute, just try to think about what it might be like to be in her situation.
This is not a joke, it is real, and my heart is breaking for this sweet mom, loyal friend, and wonderfully strong woman. Hang in there, Mrs. X -- we're praying for you!