Hi my name is Ramona and my life changed on December 21, 2021. My favorite person in the world, my brother, came home to visit for Christmas and suddenly dropped dead in our childhood bathroom. He was in perfect health and had given no indication as to what had taken his life. A few days later I spoke to the coroner who informed me that his cause of death was an asymptomatic brain tumor that became lodged in the 4th ventricle of his brain. CSF was coming in and was not able to flow out.
I went to work as scheduled three days later. However I was asked not to return and that I was being placed on mandatory bereavement. Four months later, after 16 years, I found out I was pregnant. My baby came 7 weeks early after a very life threatening pregnancy. I was deemed unable to work due to unbearable headaches, uncontrollable hypertension, and eventually multi system organ failure.
Fast forward 23 months and I am behind on rent by four months. I simply cannot catch up from the time I took off work. New bills are just piling up while I’m working to pay what’s behind. Dissociation has caused me to not have have anywhere near two years of memories so I KNOW I made the correct decision by not returning to work full time throughout all of this. My mind was simply not there enough for me to remain a safe and competent emergency trauma nurse.
I have borrowed what I can from who I can. My rent is $1660 a month and I am behind 4 months and facing eviction with three daughters and three dogs. Please help me catch up. I would love to move to something smaller that fits my new lifestyle and allows me to start life over.
My goal is $10,000. This will allow me to pay my rent so I can move to a place that I can afford in a honest way. It will also allow me to pay some of the people back who have helped me these past two years.