Holding a family together in Nashville
After her 10-year-old son died of a brain tumor last year, Marlene Sigar has done her best to keep life as normal as possible for her two daughters, ages 12 and 7.
But doing so is difficult – especially because Marlene devotes about 75 percent of her income to rent.
Marlene works as an adjunct professor at a local community college teaching economics but all told makes less than minimum wage.
She tries not to let her daughters, Rachel and Deborah, know how much she struggles, but she worries that they will have to move to an unsafe area.
Make Room has created a donation page on CrowdRise to help Marlene catch up on rent and other outstanding bills, including to pay off her son’s funeral expenses.