Hi to all kind souls out there,
my name is Jules. Last summer, just before enrolling in college, I’ve been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. My world shattered – I’ve managed to get into the music academy, but my fingers are losing their agility and flexibility at a rapid pace. I’m awfully afraid for my future.
The only thing that I wanted to do in my life is to play music. It is my only true passion and I’ve worked my whole life to have a chance to enroll at this academy, and now I feel as if it’s all slipping away. When the first symptoms manifested, I’ve brushed it off as sleeping in a wrong position. But every day since then I need one of my family members to help me stretch to even try to get out of bed in the mornings. My joint are inflamed, my fingers are starting to get stiff and I can barely play the piano anymore. My professors have been beyond forgiving and understanding, but if my health keeps deteriorating at this pace I will be forced to drop out of college in the next semester at best. Honestly, I have been preparing for that outcome for the longest time, and I’ve come to peace with myself and with the fact that I will no longer be able to do what I love. I’m trying my hardest to keep a healthy mindset and keep myself afloat, but my body is starting to fail me and it scares me a lot.
I am in desperate need to get physiotherapy, but I am not able to pay for it, nor is my family. We live in an incredibly poor country in Eastern Europe, and specialized physiotherapy is incredibly expensive. I’ve never thought I would ask for money online, but I’m truly in desperate need for help. Since the pain has been almost insufferable and my condition only getting worse, my physician pointed me in the direction of a highly esteemed professional that does private treatments. $900 would suffice for 6 therapy sessions, which would be of great help, and a beyond amazing starting point, since I’m long overdue on starting physical therapy anyway. In the future I am surely going to need more than that, but I plan to get a job that could at least cover the expenses of these therapy sessions, so my family isn’t forced to go into debt. It’s certainly not going to be easy, since it’s eventually going to be a struggle to deal even with everyday tasks, but I’m ready to commit to this and do everything that I can to take care of my fragile health. I don’t want to be dependent on my family to do menial tasks, and I would like to be able to take care of myself without weighing down anyone else. And hey, maybe I could go back to playing piano, one day.
A big thank you to anyone reading this, I hope you’re all in good health and taking care of yourselves. I apologize for not posting any photos because I feel ashamed of what my hands look like at this point, so I hope you understand. Any help is greatly appreciated, and I hope everyone else on this page gets the help they need as well.
My paypal link is: http://paypal.me/asurrealdreamer