Thank you for taking the time to read my donation request. It is difficult for me to ask for help, but I am at a loss as to how to move forward.
I am self-sustaining student trying to make a better life for myself. At the moment, I am unable to afford rent, moving, and upcoming tuition bills. I worked hard in my studies in order to maintain my government loans and scholarships; I was fortunate to be accepted in graduate school in England this year. However, I am worried I will not be able to make this move and attend due to my financial constraints. Additionally, at the moment I am barely able to make minimum payments on my rent, avoid buying food and clothing, just to work towards this dream. At the moment, I am over 30 thousand dollars in debt for medical bills as well, pushing my goals of pursuing education back even further. To further add to this stress, my brother recently found out that he and his girlfriend were having a surprise baby, so all financial support from family is not an option.
Some of my background: Myself, my mother and sibling were abused by my father until I was 16 years. After he threatened us with guns, we left the day after Christmas and were homeless, only able to live through the generosity of family friends. Since then, I have been trying to rebuild my life and move past the trauma of abuse. I decided to leave that area and was able to attend college using loans and scholarships. I had great difficulty completing my undergraduate degree, due to mental illness brought on from years of abuse, but did so given that I would not have such an opportunity again without the scholarship and loans.
Unfortunately, I was not able to escape the negativity. My ex-boyfriend used all of my money to pay for his own rent and living costs for almost four years, from 17 to 21 years old. During this time, he cheated on me continuously but had me pay for all of his living costs claiming he could not, just so he could live freely. Just in rent and utilities alone, this was 20K. This has left my crippled financially and was a very painful lesson. It has been almost a year since then, I have been working very hard to rebuild myself and move forward once again, but my finances are causing me to become stagnant. I hope to move my rescue cat/emotional support animal as well, who has medical issues requiring daily medical attention and special food, she’s my world and I could not leave her.
My dream now is to move on from the place I am in, to leave behind the phantoms of my past and the abusive memories that haunt me, and start anew. No matter how hard I work, it is not enough to support myself to make this a reality.
I included a picture of myself and my emotional support animal in my post image, as well as part of my most recent medical bills. I just was given another for 17 thousand as well.
I appreciate that you took the time to read some of my hardship, any support you could offer would be incredibly appreciated and such a blessing.
I wish you a beautiful life.
PayPal.me link: paypal.me/cloudydais