Thank you for taking the time to read this request.
My name is Chelsea and I am a 26 year-old woman who has fallen on hard times as I am sure most of you can relate to one way or another. I have no family help and am looking into a change in career.
I haven’t live the easiest life but always seem to see the positive parts of even the most devastating experiences. I would consider myself a generally happy gal, my friends call me Sunshine, after all.
Despite my positivity and personal growth, sometimes life has other plans.
This year I was diagnosed with a rare disease called Narcolepsy with Cataplexy.
For those who don’t know what that is, a brief description is below:
Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder that causes persistent sleepiness and additional symptoms such as brief episodes of muscle weakness known as cataplexy, vivid, dreamlike hallucinations, brief episodes of paralysis when falling asleep or upon awakening (sleep paralysis), and fragmented nighttime sleep.
Upon diagnosis, I felt scared, unsure, and didn’t know how to control many things in my life – resulting in low self-esteem, schedule shifts in work, relationships, friendships, and family life.
I wouldn’t wish this disease on my worst enemy to be honest.
My goals in life seemed unattainable.
I made a change in my life and began meditation, self-care, and reading more and more about how to overcome that with which we cannot control and taking control of what you can in order to change your life.
This has not been easy but I am growing every day.
That being said, Medical bills are expensive and work has not be booming so I am in considerable debt.
My goals are to get into clinical trials and to start my own nonprofit.
Those sound great but I have to pay rent first.
Anyone who has been through, well, anything less than forward moving, can understand what it is to get the help you need to push you over the humps of life.
I hope you’ve read this well and if you do decide to support me in this endeavor, know that it will never go unnoticed or unappreciated.
Thank you for your time and your humanity.