I would like to say it shames me to do this greatly. If I had any other option available I would take it, but I am sinking and I do not know where else to turn. To keep it simple I will start by saying I have been recently diagnosed with a rare illness called Ehlers Danlos syndrome. It is a connective tissue disorder that causes a number of different issues that not everyone with the illness experiences. My person situation with EDS has rendered me unable to work, due to frequent joint dislocations, severe chronic pain, and issues with my immune system that cause me to be frequently sick. Because of this I have become unemployed, desperately waiting to see if I qualify for disability. This is unfortunate, because not only do I have an illness, my mother is also chronically ill with an autoimmune disorder, and I am her primary caregiver. The money we receive from my father every few weeks is not enough to cover the bills, and one by one our utilities are being shut off due to the inability to pay, and we are unable to afford my medicine which is not covered by Medicaid. I fear that soon we will be living without lights and water, and starving. We also have four dogs that require food and vetting. Again I say, it pains me to have to ask anyone for money, especially strangers in the internet, but I fear I have no other option at this point. All I really ask is enough to pay off the balances of our bills, buy medicine, and feed us for a couple months, which would take roughly $1,500-$2,000 as I have painstakingly calculated. I am hopeful that will be all we will need. Any donation given is much appreciated, and I can promise I will pay it forward the moment I am capable. I thank anyone who took the time out of their day to read this, and if you donate, you are an angel sent from heaven. Thank you.