Im a single mom to a beautiful, completely non-verbal autistic 11 year old girl. Non-verbal autism is the most challenging thing life has thrown at us. And there was a lot thrown at us for 11 years!
Because Lily has no words, this means she cannot associate any words having any meaning. For example, she still hasn’t been able to be potty trained at 11. She’s still in diapers. She has also developed a new tic where she punches herself repeatedly (sometimes for hours on end!) in the face and she ends up covered in bruises! Because she is doing this and can’t TELL anyone why, I end up having to stay home from work to keep her home with me on her “bad” days because the school says it’s (understandably) too disruptive to the other students. So not only am I scared for her and worried about her being in pain physically and mentally and wishing I could find a way to help her so she doesn’t do this, but now I miss work fairly often from this and we have fallen far behind on bills and rent. My dream is to be able to take her to a specialist that can hopefully give some much needed insight as to why it’s happening and how to help her through it. But our insurance doesn’t cover the kind of specialist she needs.
I am asking and begging really, on behalf of Lily and myself, for financial help during this incredibly hard time. It’s so hard to do but Lily and I are desperate. At this time we would need about $575.00 to cover the down payment at the specialist and the travel expenses to get there since we live in a rural area without immediate access to the unique psychological help Lily needs. ANY help would be a godsend. As of right now im lucky enough that my landlord has been very sympathetic and understanding of our situation but he won’t be able to let us stay there for free for long. He’s given me an extension so that I can try to get Lily help before I have to pay him so I have until January first. If im able to get Lily feeling better she can go back to school so I can go back to work.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my long winded account of our situation. And even if you aren’t able to help us at all, thank you for being open and giving enough to consider it. In our book, you are all guardian angels.
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