By Lisa Balde
NBC Chicago

Destiny Mathis, a 26-year-old single mother of three, wrote to President Obama in November looking for a sign of hope. She might get a lot more if the handwritten note she received back from Obama sells for the $11,000 it’s up for. Mathis, who lives in Hobart, Ind., graduated top of her college class in 2005 and worked for six years as a surgical technologist.

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In January, things took a turn for the worse. She lost her job after complications with the birth of her third child, and she can’t find work.

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“My ultimate goal is to go back to school for nursing,” she wrote in the letter to the president. “I am so afraid this dreaded economy is going to have my family homeless.”

Mathis is now weeks from being evicted from her apartment.

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