Diagnosed with systemic scleroderma. This optimist refused to be defeated. Physical and psychological stressors from this baffling disease forced me to an early retirement, with the goal of returning to the workforce after a brief respite. That has not been possible and I have applied for disability. I have depleted my savings and my investments during the period I stubbornly thought I could return to work. I am seeking financial help to see me through while I await my disability decision. I thank you for your consideration and generosity. I plan to repay with compassion in a likewise fashion as soon as feasible. I Sincerely Thank You!