How does one who’s been so broken find the courage and strength to ask strangers for financial and spiritual help? I’m a survivor of Domestic Violence, for almost a decade. Everyone always asked why don’t you just leave? The answer isn’t an easy one, unless you’re been one yourself. I have 2 kids, one in high school my youngest is 8, just diagnosed with ADHD. During the last 2 years i developed a plethora of chronic illnesses. The years of chronic stress, fear and worry finally sent my body into a downhill spiral causing my body to attack itself. I could no longer work as a Licensed Esthetician due to the degenerative bone disease that’s caused my spine to deteriorate and compress down on my nerves between my c1-c7 along with disk bulges. I my optic nerve effects my eyes and causes daily headaches that I’ve learned to adjust my life with. Any form of stress or upset instantly throws my body into a fever and migraine like headaches. I need surgery and 2 procedures. I was diagnosed with Lupus, Raynaud’s Disease, Cervical Spinal Stenosis, Scoliosis, Osteopenia throughout my entire body and many other things. I’m under 40 and trying to start a new life for my kids and myself. I work from home so I’m able to be home when I wake not feeling well. Which can be without warning and so I can be there for my son and he help he needs to recover from the mental abuse he endured as well. I’ve been diagnosed with PTSD and chronic stress from the years of living in fear. I work 7 days a week to keep my kids fed, clothes on their bodies and to allow them to have the most normal life they can. I’m still waiting for disability.
I have bills piling up as I’m the only one who supports myself and my kids. I do not get help from anyone else. I need to get my car fixed, which includes a new water pump and breaks. It’s a 2004 Chevy Trailblazer as I’ve never been fortunate enough to own a brand new car. I need help with a security deposit on an apartment for me kids and myself. Through all my kids had to be put through my biggest wish is to surprise them with a trip to Hawaii. Christmas is coming and I have no idea how I will make it happen. My health is being neglected as I need to work as much as I can to make the ends thatl I can meet. I’ll forever be so grateful to all who can touch our lives and help return our lives to a normal places in our new loving home. I will forever pay it forward. I can also supply any proof needed of my financial burden.
All the Thank Yous There are to Give,
Shelley & Kids
I’m also unable to work, because in 2017 I suddenly became very ill and since the agonizing ordeal with finding doctors that would take time to help me, I’ve been diagnosed with Lupus, Raymauds, degenerative