I am writing to help myself get back on my feet. I’ve had a rough couple of months and I’m hoping to get at least back to where I was. I had a lot of good things going for me that I was very excited about. In a very short time span, a sequence of not-so-good events occurred leaving struggling to figure out how to make it all work.
The beginning starts with getting a promotion at my job. I am a waitress and was being offered a position within the management team. This was something that was very well deserved and I had worked very hard to be offered. The night of having my promotion announced to the rest of the staff, I ended up getting in a car accident. The accident itself didn’t leave me injured, only my car pretty bad. The other car merely had scratched, while mine turned out to have $8,000 in damages. Luckily after a hard fought battle, I was only left to pay the $500 deductible.
Two days later it was my twenty-fifth birthday. The accident made me feel like less than celebrating, but with the help of my friends I put a smile on my face and kept reminding myself “it was only an accident”. I had the best evening, which included dinner with my amazing boyfriend followed by catching the fireworks from the baseball game. We went out for some cocktails to continue the celebration. Unfortunately for me, the fun came to an end when I ended up slipping and falling to the floor. I soon realized then that I could not bear any weight on my ankle. It was the worst pain I had ever felt in my life. Everyone was telling me it was broken and I needed to go to the hospital. I’ve never broken a bone and at the time, wasn’t fully convinced of the seriousness.
The next day I realized I needed to get it checked out asap. They took some x-rays at urgent care and had a specialist look them other. He told me it was one of the worst breaks that I could have had and I was going to be admitted for surgery that night. It ended up breaking in 3 places. I was terrified since it was all going so quick!
The surgery went well, which I was very grateful for. However, the second thought through my head was “HOW AM I GOING TO WORK AS A WAITRESS?”. While I had just accepted a salary position, it was very little which I only accepted under the condition that I would still be earning tips. So then I began to panic and feel like I needed to get creative to come up with the money.
So here I am, looking to find someone with a little bit of sympathy and kindness to help me get out of the hole I currently feel stuck in.
I am asking for donations to help reach my goal of at least $1,500. This cost would help me pay my deductible for my car, medical bills, and help me replenish my savings that I’ve had to burn up since I’m mostly out of work. I really hope someone can find the kindness to help me get back up on my feet.
Thank you for reading!