My name is Linda. I am a 42 year old woman who is struggling to make ends
meet. The day after Christmas in 2007 I was injured on the job because of
someone else’s negligence. I suffered from a broken neck and dislocated
shoulder. I have been on workers compensation for over three and a half
years. I was released in July of 2011 only to suffer financial hardship. I
am unable to collect unemployment because I was unable to work for over
During these three years I did not simply sit on my butt and collect workers
compensation. I went to school and received an Associate of Arts degree in
Health Care Administration. I have been actively looking for a job (any job)
since I was medically released. It is very difficult for me to get around
because of my injuries and most jobs that are available I cannot do because
of the job requirements.
I am unable to pay for my rent, electricity, gas, groceries, or telephone. I
have never had to ask for assistance of any kind and this is killing me to
have to do this. Please, if you can find it in your heart, donate what you
can; anything helps. Every penny will go towards exactly what I have stated
here. I have no outstanding credit card debt, no car payments, and no
outstanding debt so the money will be going directly for household bills.
Thank you for all of your help!