My name is Rylie, and I have posted on here before. I don’t have enough money to make my post front page, but some kind soul found mine and sent me $200 a few months ago. That was so incredibly helpful, but unfortunately I am still in a rough spot. I’ll give a rundown of my situation, followed by what I need monetary help for.
As I said, my name is Rylie, and I live in Alaska. I have been unemployed since April of this year 2020. I was working a retail position that actually paid quite well for being retail ($14). I have endometriosis and a lot of cysts in my ovary. In April a large cyst burst and wouldn’t stop bleeding. I had to have emergency surgery to remove my ovary, so now I’m a one ovary lady, haha. Due to other medical issues, and the emergency surgery, my boss decided to fire me. It wasn’t great, but I’ve been making it work. I’ve been doing odd jobs for family members who are COVID safe, but there’s only so much I can do. I don’t have access to WiFi at my home, so I can’t have an online job either. I am soooo hopeful that 2021 will be a much safer year, and I can return to work. I have been employed since I was 14, until this year. My mental health has also been difficult to manage this year. I hit a moose on the highway 2 years ago and as a result have a brain injury. I especially struggle to control my emotions now. This year I lost a friend, family members as well as my childhood cat. I had a roomate for a while, but she was quite rude and lacking boundaries. So I let her know our living situation wasn’t going to work anymore, and that went very poorly. She attacked me and my partner, trashed my house and covered my belongings with her bodily fluids. Thankfully the state troopers were able to come help us, and she is now facing 3 felony charges as well as some lower charges. I immediately applied for a restraining order and it was approved. However I now feel very unsafe in my own home. Some blood stains won’t come out. I really need to process this and many other things with a therapist but my therapist does not accept my insurance. I usually pay cash but I can’t currently.
One thing I thankfully do not need assistance with is food! I was recently approved for food stamps. While it’s not a lot, I have food in my stomach and I am so grateful for it! I’m sorry for how long this has become, if you’ve read this far, I truly thank you.
What I need help with currently is
-Toilet paper+ paper towels
-Animal supplies for my dog and cat (I promise I’m not an irresponsible pet owner, they will always be provided for before I am)
-gas for my car
-my phone bill as well as my partners
-if I can save up enough, I really need to take my car into the shop before it breaks down beyond fixing.
-I am behind on my medical copays
-it would be truly lovely to be able to get my younger sister a birthday present this month
-lotion for my eczema
I’m sure there’s more things I’m forgetting to add, but these are my main financial strains currently. I cannot explain how helpful any amount would be. Cat litter is $9, my medical co pays are at about $50 currently, light bulbs are about $20, and my therapist offers me an incredibly low charge of $30 per session (45 minutes). While some things are just insanely expensive such as phone bills and fixing my car. This past year has been absolutely heartbreaking and difficult, I honestly have been feeling quite hopeless. Thank you so much for reading this, and I hope you all have a blessed 2021!
Ps, I hope you enjoy this beach photo from Alaska :)