I’m asking for any contribution to get my business off the ground. Here is my story…I was a corporate employee with a very good job for nearly 25 years when in late 2020 many in my department were furloughed due to Covid. After, I was working odd jobs and contracting to make some income I started my own business and was doing well. Then my wife of over 20 years and I separated. At the same time, I nearly lost my life due to undetermined kidney failure. I was also diagnosed with IGA Nephropathy by my nephrologist.
I was told I would never recover fully and was encouraged to apply for disability. I looked into it but the biggest negative is the system is set up in such a way that you really can’t improve your situation, and the disability payments, even with my years of work and income are very limited. I could only make a very small (less than 12k per year) income while receiving disability. Beating the odds, I have almost recovered my kidney function but was referred to a hepatologist for related liver damage and transplant evaluation. I’m still waiting for more tests before the doctor makes a recommendation.
To get to the point, I have sold nearly everything I own and I’m out of things to sell to pay the bills. I consider myself very fortunate to have a previously unoccupied home that belongs to my family to live in for now, but I never imagined that I would need assistance with basics like power, gas, water, and grocery items. I’m beginning to feel better and intend to get past my medical problems regardless of what the doctor tells me.
To date, I’m trying to save but it hasn’t been possible. I need 5,000 dollars to get the equipment and materials to get my business going again. I want to work again and intend to fully regain my health and start generating a steady income so I can fully support myself, help my kids, be productive to society, and continue to give back to others in need. Any donation is truly appreciated and I plan to pay forward everything I receive when I’m back on my feet. Thank you.