Having to ask for money is probably the most self degrading thing I’ve had to do but I am in a place where I don’t have many other options. I am a licensed and employed cosmetologist, recently though have been dealing with health issues that made performing my job extremely difficult. Not wanting to quit I took the option of FMLA(family medical leave act) in order to not make whatever condition I have worse. Unfortunately the bigger problem with this is that I am still undiagnosed and my condition hasn’t gotten any better. FMLA doesn’t require you be paid just that your position is kept during that time period, which I have been on since July, I also cannot return to work without the consent of a Dr. that I can do so with limited or no restrictions. Hard to do when they can’t even figure out the cause of your symptoms. Multiple test have been ran already with still more to come along with the follow up appointments with Drs who may or may not have an answer for me. Yes I have insurance through my employer but that doesn’t cover everything, as I am sure you all know. Hard to pay anything without income like medical bills, mortgage payments, utilities, or food. Did I mention that im my main source of income. Family and my boyfriend who has his own separate bills to pay help when they are able and it’s not like they’re the most well off financially either. It’s not that I don’t want to work or I even tried asking to work our front desk position in the meantime to be told team members aren’t allowed to work modified duties unless it’s workman comp related, company policy. I am facing foreclosure and basically in debt to every other bills. I would love to finish the remodel of my condo to sell it before the worst happens but these things are not cheap and I’m barely surviving as it is. I am the most caring person in the world and always try to help others, even when I don’t have much my self I’d still gladly give my last dollar if someone who needed it more asked for my help. Everything I’ve built for myself is about to be thrown away which has led me here to a site where I am asking strangers for financial help and praying that I even get someone to read this let alone feel I am deserving enough to receive a donation. Know that anytime you may give me or my cause is truly appreciated more than you’ll ever know. Stay blessed.