Hey, most people call me Jan, and I typically am the one who people come to for help, but recently I’ve had a bit of a setback in life and this unexpected journey has been both humbling and scary for me. I’m at the very beginning of this journey and I’m also the main source of income for my Family. Unfortunately I have plenty of documents from my neurologist I could share, or even comparisons of my paystubs, bank statements (with private information hidden of course) to prove it if you would need any proof of it as I I know there are plenty of scammers out there, which is really sad honestly. I’ve had to take time off of work, and anyone who knows what it’s like to have unexpected medical emergencies and costs related to that such as travel, medications, and whatnot knows what it’s like to try and get EI, short term disability, or any compensation and expenses when it all hits you.
Its really challenging and in some cases not even possible for me to try and pay bills right now, and NSF fees build up really quickly.
Yes, my husband has a job, but losing 2/3 of your expected monthly income is not easy to manage when it’s unexpected. It’s so crazy how hard it is to get immediate compensation and how hard it is to get paperwork filled out to even begin the process.
I wish I would have seen this coming and had time to prepare but ontop of being unwell I also don’t know how I’m going to do groceries this week. I’m under so much stress and my note from my neurologist specifically says to take it easy and this certainly isn’t helping. Any help at all, even a little just to fill my fridge right now would take a load off my shoulders.
My story is that I used to have a credit score of 750+ travelled every single year, had a savings, RRSP, and was on my way to my dream life and treated everyone like the sugar momma I was at 23- I mean food was always my treat, hotels, manicures, pedicures, you name it! I always treated my friends, and I always gave everything I could to my family and people in need, I was just a generous person, and not because I felt like it made me a good person but because it was who I am.
Long story short, in 2019 I moved to the city to go to school and further my career, lost a family member suddenly, had to fly over seas unexpectedly so I had to pull some money from my savings, I was there for a few months tying up loose ends and still paying bills back home. When I got back home I got really sick, had medical expenses and was still not working. I went back to work, and then I got sick not long after again, was unemployed for 6 months, went into debt, took out loans, got into a hole.
I filed bankruptcy and started to work as hard as I could to get back on my feet. I’ve recently found out I might have a tumour in my brain, and I’ve had to take off a lot of time and now im behind again. I’ve started a clothing brand, but it hasn’t taken off so I can’t rely on any revenue from that. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter hard I worked then, how nice of I person I am, and how much money I used to have..
Now I’m just Jan, I’ve entered a scary chapter of unexpected medical expenses and loss of work, and I need someone, well, your help.
I grew up low income, my parents worked and continue to work really hard, and don’t have the means to support me and I wouldn’t ask them to, although I’m sure they’d try to if they knew I was struggling so hard to pay the bills right now.
It’s hard to ask for help, especially in this economy.
I appreciate every contribution, especially the smallest ones.