Hello, My name is Sherri, and I am sure in a pickle! The home I have lived in for the last 9 years was sold by the owner. I am a disabled epileptic, I have many physical ailments that cause severe chronic pain and am on permanent disability. But I only get $790 a month. I qualify for low-income apts, but cannot afford them, as you still have to show you make 2 to 3 times the rent they are asking…which is usually between 6 and 8 hundred dollars a month. My two ESA felines and myself are currently staying in a hotel, which is paid for until feb 3. We have nowhere to this day to go when the 3rd gets here. I am frightened, my babies are frightened, one did not eat nor drink for two days. I am especially frightened because I am due to have two major surgeries; first surgery is to re-implant (they were previously removed in order to get a brain mri for epileptic brain surgery) two spinal electric stimulators in my neck and mid back to help with pain. I will not be able to move my neck, reach out or up, bend over etc for 6-8 weeks in order for the scar tissue to form around the battery packs and electrical leads, a total of four incision sites. The second surgery is a double hip replacement for osteonecrosis (my hips, legs knees and shin bones are dying).
I know that I am not the only person in need, and if it were just myself, I would not ask for help, but Rusty and Skeeter, my ESA Main Coons, are the reason I am still alive, I have wilson’s temperature syndrome, my body temp does not regulate properly and gets down to 89.6 f, but if I try to cover up instantly every pore in my body opens and pours sweat, so I end up freezing and wet. There were many times as I lay in bed, soaked freezing and trembling that I thought..’I could get up, go to the counter, grab my bottle of liquid pain meds and end this misery. I did not because I knew I was the only one to care for my two babies. It is now time I repay the gift of life they have repeatedly given me..(oh lord the stupid tears are coming) that now I swallow my pride and ask for help.
I understand there are a lot of scammers, so if you are someone who would like to help us with another night in our hotel, but afraid I am just asking for money to party with, you could make the reservation and gift me.
I have always tried to help others’ out. When going downtown I would always make sure I had at least 5 ones to hand out. I have donated to gofundme..I actually even support change.org by donating a continuous 5 a month to keep it running. Now we need help.
I know a lot of people do not give due to not being able to give much; if each person even donated $1 to us, it would add up and help so much.
A little about me? I am 50 years old or young lol..I am a grandmother of 8 (children are having it rough is why I do not ask them for help) I am a singer, a jewelry maker…oh I could pay it forward to perhaps making a jewelry item for donators when I get settled? Any way I am just a laid back lady who with only a month’s notice, found herself homeless.
ok, I think I have written enough, but will answer any questions you many all have.
Thank you very much in advance, even if you do not donate, I thank you for taking the time to read my story.
P.s I am trying to add pics by sending pics on my phone to my computer so that I can add them, but it is not showing up in email yet. Time is of the essence, so I want to publish this in the meantime…I will add, hopefully I can edit this, photos as soon as I can. I am also on FB, you can see my pics and see this is true.