Hello, my boyfriend and I are 20 and 21, respectively. We have had the hardest year of our lives and upon hitting what seems like an impossible wall to climb over, we are here asking for some assistance.
My boyfriend has lived with epilepsy his whole life, with the help of medications and CBD oil we have found a good balance to keep most seizures at bay; but they are still easily triggered by stress and anxiety. We recently moved to Odessa, Texas and our current jobs at the moment do not offer medical insurance, even with full time hours. Last June we got into a bad car accident, hit a sand patch and did a full spin out, ultimately ending up sideways over a curb. Luckily we walked away with minimal physical injuries, but he had one of the worst seizures of his life, and we are not only stuck with the extensive hospital bills (we eventually got lowered to about $4,000 due to income) but out of pocket expenses for our car.
We ultimately had to sell the car and take our loses and get a new one; with our current situation, we can not be without a car. Although we are happy to have a much nicer, newer car, we are now even more in debt with car payments, with about $6,000 left to pay off.
Last but not least, back before things took a turn, we enrolled in our local Anytime Fitness. Payments are generally relatively cheap, but upon missing payments during our hospital bill madness we’ve had to pay hundreds extra. We’ve tried everything to get out of our contract as we can’t afford to keep it any longer, nor do we have to time or location to use it, but to void our contract we have to pay all of our dues up front, exceeding roughly $1,100. We have already frozen our membership for the maximum amount of time and need to start making payments again.
We are both incredibly grateful people, we thank God every day for what we do have, and we hate having to go to anyone for help. But all we want is to get out of this hole to give ourselves a better life. We have been trying to move away from Texas for some time now, not only for a fresh start but to get away from abusive/ex drug using family as well. But every time we seem to get any extra money into savings, it has to go towards bills. We are some struggling youth just praying for a miracle, for a break, for the tiniest opportunity to better our lives and get out of this struggling town. Anything helps, thank you. God Bless.