I don’t typically ask for help and frankly, I feel this embarrassment and shame since a living situation happened and I like to get myself back on my feet. For those of you who is taking their time to read, first of all thank you regardless for the consideration… it really does mean a lot. My sister and I have been looking for a place to live for about two months, due to borrowing a portion of money from our close friends… my sister and I got scammed for a price that was too good to be true. My sister and I found an affordable apartment online, and we thought this was an amazing opportunity to be on our own after finishing her undergraduate studies and as for me entering my final year in my undergrad. We both got scammed and lost 1,800 to a scammer promising and impersonating as a landlord. The day we realized we’ve been scammed, was literally the most traumatizing moment of our lives. Since starting school, I was able to pay back the amount to my friend and another portion back as I was behind on rent money by a month of $550… because of that major loss of money, it seems so little but for me it is A LOT.
I’ve been working two part-time jobs to keep up, and every time I feel like I’m starting to get back on my feet I fall behind. I feel like I’m only making enough or barely enough to keep up. I’m behind on bills, sometimes not enough for food, but enough for rent. It’s embarrassing to ask those close to you for help because the one thing you don’t want to talk about is getting scammed. My whole savings towards this “wonderful apartment” have left me scarred and feeling I’m trying to constantly dig out of a hole I can’t get out of. Even though it’s been a few months, and being back in school for a few months I still feel this restlessness and stress for not having much money left. I’ve been so stressed out that a few weeks ago, after a doctor visit I got diagnosed with alopecia areata. For those of you who may not know what it is, it is an autoimmune disease where your own immune system attacks the hair follicles thinking you’re sick and that your hair is bad. Since then, I’ve been getting bald patches and now learning that I may have to take some shots to speed the growth where I may not know if it’ll grow back. Hearing this, I already know I’m due to pay more than I am capable of. Right now, I’m doing my best to stay positive, doing my best to work as much as I can. But I do please ask of you, if you can donate any dollar amount I would forever be grateful. Thank you.