Hello everyone, I come before you today to humbly request some help… my car is totaled due to me living with trauma. Allow me to explain. I have clinical depression, anxiety, and PTSD related to past instances of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse as well as some trauma regarding past medical procedures. Living with PTSD, to say the least, sucks. I have nightmares almost every night, dissociate occasionally, have constant flashbacks, and have several triggers that can send me into an anxiety episode. I avoid going to the doctor at all cost because of my medical trauma alone. Recently, I was sexually assaulted again for the first time in 4 years. I thought I’d never go through this again but here I am. I tried to power through, kept pushing myself to go to work and focus on my work. I am a home health speech therapist and I love the children I work with very much. They are often a good distraction from my struggles. I rely on my car for work to get me to each patient. For the past 2 months now, those few minutes of driving between patients have been time for me to cry alone. One day, I was driving and crying and… that caused me not to see a stop sign. A man hit my back right tire area and spun my car a full 180°. All of my airbags went off and for a whole minute, I was too shocked to move. I loved this car. I needed this car. And because I can’t get my trauma out of my head lately, it is totalled. Before you ask, the other people were fine. Their car was bigger than mine and looked barely scathed. I got a cut on my arm and some minor whiplash which I’m still having my chiropractor fix. The other driver was not injured. But my car had been fully paid off and now, I will have to get another car and have a loan to pay off. All while I’m also having to pay a psychiatrist out of pocket (don’t have medical as of right now) to help me work through my personal stuff. I am hoping to collect about $5,000 at the most. $1,000 would go towards my psychiatry and/or chiropractic treatment and the rest would be for my car fund. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and consider helping me. And if you can’t help, it would be much appreciated if you would forward the link to someone else to spread the word. God bless you all.