Impact Story

Impact Story

Formerly Homeless Mother and Son Take on the Future

 

If you ever feel like you’re taking your life and privileges for granted, speak to Genee Eddleman. Genee, a 48-year-old single mother living in New Jersey, has a downright contagious enthusiasm for what her life has given her.

Genee and her 10-year-old son Dreveon were homeless when they first sent us a laptop request. They were searching online to find a home for themselves, and Dreveon needed a computer for his schoolwork. Before Globetops, they would hunt down open libraries or Office Depots to use a computer.

Because of her Globetops laptop, Genee was able to take her ten-year-old son Dreveon to Florida—“our very first vacation. Ever! ”They visited Florida in June 2015. “We were only there for four days,” says Genee, “but they were the four best days of our life.” When they got to Orlando airport, Dreveon kept exclaiming, “Oh wow, mom, look at the palm trees!” “His face was priceless,” chuckles Genee. “And I have to say, my face was priceless right along with his!”

When Genee received the Globetops laptop, she didn’t immediately tell Dreveon. She made him sit down at the table and check the package himself. When Dreveon opened the package and found the laptop, he began to yell, “Mom! Mom! It’s a laptop!” “And I couldn’t half see,” remembers Genee, “because I was crying so hard.” – Genee

When Genee received the Globetops laptop, she didn’t immediately tell Dreveon. She made him sit down at the table and check the package himself. When Dreveon opened the package and found the laptop, he began to yell, “Mom! Mom! It’s a laptop!” “And I couldn’t half see,” remembers Genee, “because I was crying so hard.”

“I can’t thank Globetops enough,” Genee says. “You can’t even imagine how much you’ve been a blessing to me. You’ve given me hope for my tomorrow—I’m now able to keep my son well, and keep him ahead. And be the best mom I can be.”