Hi, I’ll start by giving a little background on myself. I come from a low-middle class family. Neither of my parents or grandparents have been to college which makes me a first generation student. I major in business and minor in finance at the University of South Florida. The greatest concern at the moment are my medical bills because not only have some of them gone into collection affecting my credit, but they are due to hospital trips that were out of my control. Being a type 1 diabetic, I am insulin dependent and need it to survive. Anytime I eat I must give myself a shot to maintain a healthy blood sugar. Due to issues with my insurance company their miscommunication with my pharmacy, I have landed in the hospital more than twice within the same school year, one of those times being an extreme emergency that resulted in me going into cardiac arrest but thankfully being saved. This has added extreme stress for me as I have missed classes for being in the hospital and that has made it hard to catch up in my studies. School is already stressful enough as it is. Diabetes, insurance/pharmacy issues, tuition & living expenses on campus, and medical bills are just the beginning of my financial struggle and I am only 20 years old.
I do not receive any financial support or help from my father who is not in the picture and my mom currently lives paycheck to paycheck to support herself and my 10 year old sister up north so she does not have it to give. I am on a job hunt at the moment as I have just moved to a new area. I have a lot on my plate, but my main focus is to get my medical bills out the way and pay off my credit card so I can fix my credit asap! Next, is to start paying back my student loans because each semester it piles up and adds on and soon I will have to start paying them back.
Any amount is appreciated as it all adds up and I count each donation as a blessing no matter how small! I am doing this all on my own and have never been the type to ask for money, but I am becoming desperate as I watch my financial situation become worse. I appreciate you taking the time to read this post and I hope you could help me out.
Thanks in advance!