I have these two friends, Candace and Carl. They're married. Some people do that. You try to talk them out of it, but they never listen.
They've kinda struggled. Neither of them has a college degree, which makes things a little tougher. They've pushed on through, though, and done pretty well.
They had a little girl, Faith, three or four years ago. Faith's cute as a button. Poor thing has cerebral palsy, though, which is a real kick in the nuts. She had to go to a special school earlier this year to learn how to eat. Poor thing usually eats through a tube.
Making ends meet is tough for them, because it costs a lot of money to take care of a kid with those needs. The government helps out a bit. Of course, if they ever have more than a few hundred dollars in the bank, the government aid craps out, so they can never really get ahead.
They take things in stride, though, and they've done really well with her. A few months ago, they built a new house that's handicap-accessible, so that Faith'd have a nice space to grow up in. Carl's gone back to school and is just about to finish up his degree, which'll mean a nice raise, hopefully.
Got a call from them tonight. Faith has a brain tumor.