I’m not at the point of an eviction notice, but I am very, very close. I recently lost one of the couple of jobs I used to pay my rent and bills. It was sudden and unexpected. I owe too much rent to be able to continue living here unless I pay it off.
As someone who was, up until recently, in foster care, being homeless has always been one of my greatest fears. I heard about some of the terrible things that happened once the others were forced to leave the system, wholly and completely unprepared for how to actually be an adult. Without parents or proper guidance, it was impossible for a lot of the people I knew. Thankfully, I was dedicated, even though at times I didn’t think I’d be able to make it, I managed to be able to live on my own after coming from the system around a year ago.
I felt like my dreams were finally coming true. I was living on my own and attending college to earn a degree in the medical field, something I always wanted so I could help people. Being a foster kid made me want to help people, and I knew the best way was to be a doctor.
That’s why I’m asking for donations here. After trying so hard and fighting to stay a float while being pushed around in the foster care system, I don’t want my dreams to crash here because of a sudden job loss. I want to keep attending school and living independently from the state, working towards my goals.
Anything at all would help. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, even if you decide not to donate, and even more thanks if you do decide to donate.