Hello my name is Matt and I have created this page to seek donations to help my pay down debt & past due bills that have accumulated due to a number of reasons. I don’t want what I’m about to share to come across as a “sob story” by any means. What I’m about to share is very personal & at times very difficult to talk about, even with those that I consider to be the closest to me.
I have been unable to work since the fall of 2016 due to mental health issues I’ve been struggling with. These include diagnosis’s of Bi-Polar, MDD (Major Depressive Disorder), & insomnia. Since the fall of 2016 I have worked my hardest to be able to manage and utilize the savings I had built up to continue to provide for my wife, pay for our Mortgage, bills, and the bare essentials for survival. Despite my struggles which a lot of the time would put me in a position of distancing myself from friends, turning down a lot of life’s greatest moments, I still always focused on being able to give my wife the life she deserved.
Over the past 4+ years it has been a constant battle to be able to continue to provide as I had to rely on on my savings & credit to ensure my growing family was taken care of. I have put in such a valiant effort able into being able to manage/cope with my mental health issues in hopes of being able to return to work. Since the fall of 2016 I have had regular appointments with my family doctor, psychiatrists, counselling sessions, & sought out additional help within the community that’s been available to me. I will continue to persevere in my battle with my mental health, with the hope I can return to the functioning, energetic, hard working individual that is deep down within me.
Sadly to my dismay in the summer of 2019 my wife, partner & best friend for almost 10 years decided to file for a separation/divorce. At this point my heart shattered, it seemed I lost everything I worked so hard to keep afloat. I felt that even though I did everything in my power to be able to make ends meet, give the love of my life the life she deserved, the struggles I have been facing proved to be too much for her to handle.
In summary the amount of donations I’m hoping to achieve is $22,500 CAD. This would allow me to pay off the debt and past due bills I have accumulated. By helping me achieve my goal this would hopefully provide me the ability to get my life back on track.
I hope you can see from this testimonial I’m a young man at the age of 31 who has a huge heart, was raised with the right values, & has compassion for all those around me. I hope that in the future if I can get back to “me”. If you are able to help me with this goal, without a shred of a doubt I will look for ways to assist those who are struggling with their mental health, in addition do everything in my power to pay it forward.