Hi, my name is Vivian Lee, I’m 34 years old and live in New York. Ive been a special Ed para for the Department of education for 10 years> for the first time since I worked in the schools – I was forced to leave temporarily- due to personal circumstances. As soon as I think I’m finally on the right road >there is always a setback.
So my nightmare started in the beginning of the year when I crashed my car that I had worked so hard to get. After the accident; I had my car towed to a shop- only to find out that insurance decided they were not going to cover the expenses to fix my car; due to the fact that I had gotten the wrong inspection on my. Long story short 1 month prior to the accident I had switched insurance on my car from progressive to Geico. After initially opening with Geico- they advised me get an inspection within two weeks to keep my full coverage. So I did just that; I went and got an inspection. Little did I know: I got the wrong inspection> Geico never specified I needed a photo inspection- so I got a regular window sticker inspection. I found all this out the day after my accident!! So due to Geico not specifying what type of inspection I needed- I now owe 11,000 in damages on a finance that I still have 2 years left to pay off. This Car is now affecting my credit and work. Not only did I use for personal use; I also use it to work my after school job- which consisted of picking up kids after school and driving them to after school activities. So not only did I loose my car; I also lost my after school position because I lost my car.
Things start getting worse from there> I’m unable to keep up with all my bills-because I now have to pay 11,000 for my car to get fixed. My landlord then tells me I have to move because I started to be late on rent payments. Three months later I loose my apartment. I’m lost; I don’t want to ask my mom for help because she already has soooo much going on with my little brother. He just had a recent liver transplant; but now this liver is failing. On top of my whole world falling apart around me; I feel like I’m loosing my brother and I cant even be strong for him because of everything I have going on. It’s really not fair. I’m tired of being stressed. I’m tired of crying myself to sleep. I’m tired of not being able to progress because of this burden. I haven’t worked in the school since March simply because I don’t bring this energy to my work. I misss all my kids at work sooo much; I’m praying for a miracle to happen so I can get back to my life and back to my kids in September. Any donations will be very much appreciated.