Hello everyone.. I’m a 23 year old full time college student in Ohio. i’m originally from Illinois, but reside on campus. my parents paid for majority of my tuition, about $2,000 but the rest i’m having to pay off. i work two jobs on top of taking 6 courses per semester; i work as a server at a local diner, then as a cashier at my campus bookstore. i’ve been working at both places since i moved to Ohio. both of my parents have retired this past December so a lot of costs are coming to me; my college costs are piling up, i always get extra hours at work but barely have enough leftover for myself. some days, i go without eating just to put gas in my car. When things couldn’t possible get worse..
Last Tuesday, i was driving to my diner job and I approached a red light. once the other side stopped, the light turned green and it was my turn to proceed through the intersection. A Toyota Corolla sped through the red light, which resulted in him t-boning my car. The guy driving it was under the influence of alcohol, his BAC was way over the legal limit. I don’t remember the number exactly, but it was HIGH. I got a concussion and banged up both of my legs pretty bad.
Normally, i wouldn’t go on here asking people for money because i believe in working hard for that. My parents have helped me SO much regarding my education and i’d hate to stress them out. they are the main people i talk to in my extended family; i don’t see my aunts and uncles that much. I don’t want to be that person that only talks to them because they need financial help. That’s why i went on here.. to see if this site is legitimate.
I have talked to my insurance (which sucks, i have the cheapest plan), they labeled it as the other guys fault but since I have the lowest plan, they can only cover $500 dollars. When i received a quote, my car is about $1,800 worth of damage. I’ve been saving the money from my jobs to pay for college, that’s due in a few weeks. i have been saving change so I can cash some in while taking the bus. i’m slowly running out of money and i have been dipping into the savings a lot. i’m so stressed; i have 3 exams coming up on top of double shifts at the diner. The last thing i want is for people to think i’m weak. i’ve always been so strong, but God it’s been so difficult.
So.. since my insurance is only covering $500 (such bull), the money i’d roughly need is about $1,300. Anyone who is able to help, i sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am forever grateful to anyone who offers their hospitality. if you’re unable to help, spreading the word would also mean a lot to me. I know this was a long post, but i also needed to vent. Thanks to anyone who took the time to read this all.
God bless every one of you. prayers are also appreciated!