In the past few months, the northern suburbs single mother has battled breast cancer, had her car stolen and burnt out and had to move house.
Adriana is still working after surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy but feels tired and vulnerable and is ready for some good luck.
‘My car was stolen while I was Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,’ she said.
‘It was found in Ellenbrook but couldn’t be driven as the motor had blown and I couldn’t afford to have it fixed.
‘It was taking me two hours to get to work on the train and bus.
‘Thankfully I now have the use of an old car but it’s done over 200,000km and I don’t know how long it will last.’
Adriana lives with her teenage daughter and other family members, including two young granddaughters with medical problems.
About the same time she became sick, the family of six had to move rental properties when their lease ran out.
‘The new rental costs less but is still expensive at $500 a week. I need a cheaper and bigger house as this is only a three by one,’ she said.
‘After paying rent there is hardly anything left for food and bills and sometimes I have to ask the Victory Life Centre for food parcels.’
Adriana said she remained positive but hoped a good Samaritan might help the family get back on track, particularly with a cheaper rental property.
‘I just want a break. It has to be my turn for some good luck one day,’ she said.
‘I would be grateful for any help I can get.’