It really pains me to resort to something like this, but I don’t feel like I have another option. I am going into my senior year of college, and have been able to keep myself afloat until now.
Since graduating from high school 3 years ago I have had little to no support from my family financially. It has not been easy to maintain a GPA above 3.0 while working 30+ hours a week at a menial job to pay for rent (which increased to $475 a month), car insurance, car payments, gas, phone, and food for myself. This is especially hard because I study in the human health field, more specifically Kinesiology and Health. This requires lots of time studying and learning, as well as keeping up on certifications. Upon graduation, I will have to start the process of repaying my loans (balance is already at ~$30,000), but this post is not about that.
In order to get my diploma, I have to find an internship within my field. On the surface this doesn’t sound hard, but it becomes hard when all the available places are located in another city and you don’t have a vehicle that would last very long making drives daily. Right now, it is an old, in-town only car that runs, but clunks, creaks, and has trouble starting. These symptoms are normally the first signs that something much worse is going to happen. I am not confident in its ability to safely transport me to and from places outside of town on drives that last more than 30 minutes at a time.
Now I suppose I should cut to the chase. I don’t have the support to help me with a new vehicle, and do not have the money to fix what is most likely wrong with my current one. I am posting on here to see if anyone is able to help me pay for repairs, or to purchase a newer used vehicle to help me start my life as someone who truly contributes to society and makes other people’s lives better.
I have never been someone to beg for help as I have been independent for a long time now, but I don’t see another way to accomplish what I need to do. Loans only do so much, and I cannot afford to take any new ones on with the ones I currently pay.
Any monetary help would be appreciated, and thank you for your time in reading my story.
My PayPal link is https://paypal.me/ISU20?locale.x=en_US