A homeless mother who spent her last nights on the streets of the nation’s capital said her life has changed forever after the death of her husband.
In a video message to her family, Gerardo Rivera said she can’t believe she was forced to leave her home for the last few weeks.
Her story is one of hundreds of heartbreaking stories from people struggling to make ends meet.
Rivera said she was on her way to work at the federal agency when her husband of more than 40 years was shot dead.
She said her husband was working as a computer systems administrator at the time and was planning to leave the city for good in February.
The last time she saw him, Rivera said, was on February 13, when he called her at home in Washington, D.C., and told her he was taking a day off.
She said she called him again on Feb. 14, but his voice was weak and she was too scared to call him back.
“I was so worried about him,” Rivera said in the video.
“I just told him, ‘It’s not going to happen.
It’s not happening.
Just give me time.'”
She said he was devastated and said he could not afford to leave.
She decided to move back to her home in the District because she could afford to pay her rent.
She is now homeless.
“It was the worst moment of my life,” Rivera told her family in the message.
“It was hard to live on the street.
I could not even think about a worse moment.”
She said her children are very dependent on her and that she is not doing well financially.
The video was shared more than 2,300 times on Facebook and has been viewed more than 1 million times.
Many of the comments in the clip say they have been forced to move because of homelessness.
One woman said, “I have to leave because my children cannot go to school.
The only thing I can do is wait until my next job so I can go back to school and get my kids back.
That’s what I have to do.”
The Washington Post reported that the D.O.C. Police Department and U.S. Marshals Service have said they have not been contacted by anyone about the video and that the department has not released the full video of the call.
But the police department said it would be sharing the video as part of its ongoing investigation into the shooting.