Hi, I’m a 19 year old girl, I legally became an adult at 16 because my parent was neglectful. I’ve worked my ass off since I was 15 by working and going to school and always getting straight As and a few Bs. I have my associates degree and am waiting to continue schooling until i can get back to a good financial place.
This year has been really hard for me. I started off spending the first month of 2020 in the hospital. And I was able to stay afloat with bills from that since I’m good with handling finances and keep an emergency fund, but I lost my job when COVID hit and unemployment only pays me about one third of what I was making. So I’ve been making it by just barely making ends meet. I’ve had thousands of inevitable, but no ones hired me yet and based on the status of us possibly going back into lock down I don’t see this changing any time soon.
I never thought I would be in this position of having to ask for someone to help me with money since I’m so used to taking care of myself and being in my own, but then this last streak of unfortunate events broke me.
I have a ragdoll kitten who has helped me through this year, I got her from a box in front of a grocery store a year ago and she has been the only thing keeping me going through some of this. And this is why I’m asking for donations today. Because my kitten Lux woke me up at midnight a few weeks ago and was seizing. I drove her to the vet and on the way she had a second seizure in my lap as I tried to safely speed her to get emergency care. She ended up having a grand total of five seizures and had to stay in the emergency vet for four nights until I had to check her out due to lack of funds even though she still wasn’t better. They gave me seizure medication and I spent about a week not sleeping and just making sure she was okay and giving her the medication to stop any coming episodes. She’s no longer having seizures, but she has some permanent brain damage that causes her to start seizing when she gets scared.
I pulled out a line of credit before taking her out of the hospital, but wasn’t able to get approved for a second one since I’m only 19. Her total bill ended up being about $3,900 and I’m struggling a lot financially now. I’ve started only eating one meal a day max to save money and not get behind on rent or other bills. Any kind of donation would help, even if you can only contribute dollars at a time.