February 17, 2020
To Whom It May Concern,
Hello, my name is Sarah and I am a single parent – here is my current Life story…
I am in my late fifties and was involved in a motor vehicle accident a little over 4 – years ago. I was off work for almost 3 years after the accident. I did attempt to return to my job but after several months, due to my increased pain and the nature of my job, I had to leave work again. Again off work, I had to apply for 3 months of short-term disability. I am now waiting for long term disability so I can take the time I need to first, heal myself correctly so I can return to work for at least three more years or secondly, come to the realization that I won’t be able to return to a job I put so much of myself into. If I am unable to return to my job I will have to reinvent myself. I do have some ideas as to what my next move will be. I have had no income for 9 months which is why I had to use all the funds from the line of credit. Bank will not give me a small loan because I currently have 0 income coming in. My mortgage is going into Arrears. I do not want to lose the house I worked so hard for. I am also having difficulty finding a roommate.
I have overcome many obstacles to acquire what I have and to think that being hit from behind could jeopardize all that I worked so hard for. My long term disability caseworker stated that the medical files received did not show proof of the level of pain I am experiencing, the pain also increases in the winter. I’ve seen a phycologist and am now on the waiting list for a psychiatrist due to some unhealthy thoughts I am experiencing, As well, I continue to attend ongoing treatments with a physiotherapist, chiropractor, massage therapist and a specialist for pain management. My physician and specialist both agree that I am not able to return to my job at this time which has made no wave in my case.
I have no one to ask for help. I find it difficult to ask for help, I am so used to being the helper.
I feel like a victim who keeps living her life in rewind. Chronic pain is difficult to prove with X-rays, Scans, Ultrasounds. Long Term Disability’s actions make me feel as though I am a liar. Depression soon kicked in no matter how strong I tried to be and still try to be. I am an honest person, dedicated to my job for 20 years working with a hard to serve population but a job I am good at and truly enjoy. It is embarrassing for me to have to write this letter asking strangers for help but I am scared and desperate. So, I must ask politely, if it is possible to receive at least $5000 to cover me until I receive funds? There has been no settlement as yet in my motor vehicle claim. I will pay it forward.
Thank you kindly, for your assistance in this matter.