To Whom It May Concern,
Hi. My name is Wayne Allchin, I am 43 years old and I live in Canada. I am writing this because I don’t know where to turn at this point. In January of 2017, my 10-year long relationship ended. My common-law wife and I had purchased a house together, when we separated I gave her the house. I did not ask for any money for signing the house over to her, I still love her very much and I did not want to make the situation harder than it needed to be. My Mom and Step-Father allowed me to move in with them while I tried to get back on my feet.
In December of 2016 I had gone for routine tests on my heart. As well as being diagnosed with Type-1 Diabetes at age 8, I was born with a malformed heart and on my 1st birthday, I underwent surgery called The Transposition Of The Great Vessels Of The Heart. In 2006 I underwent more open-heart surgery to fix a hole in my heart. I received the results of my cardiac tests in March of 2017. They were not good. The hole that had been repaired in 2006 had begun to leak blood again. This would have explained my lack of energy and my tiring very easily. I was told that because of all the scar-tissue that was on my heart from the previous surgeries, I was no longer a candidate for repair. My next surgery would be a transplant. Unfortunately I cannot be placed on the list yet because of my OTHER health condition. I was diagnosed with Diabetes when I was 8. I have been diabetic for most of my life and I have not always followed the rules. Because of that, I now have kidney disease. My kidneys function between 24 and 32%. This means that if I were to have a Heart Transplant, my kidneys would not survive, which could be fatal. I cannot have a Kidney transplant because my kidneys must be functioning below 12% before I can be put on a transplant list. I would need to have the 2 surgeries done at the same time. Which is a daunting task, physically AND logistically. All of these medical issues have made it hard for me to work a full time job. I am currently working very part-time hours at my local Best Buy. I used to put in 80-100 hour work weeks as a frontline support worker for people with disabilities. I now rely on government funding to pay my bills, but it is not enough to live on.
On October 4th of this year, I crashed my car into someone’s truck as I pulled out of a parking lot. The accident was my fault and I take full responsibility for it. My insurance covered the other person’s vehicle but, because I barely make enough to survive, I do not have collision coverage on my car, I am responsible for my own damages. I don’t have the $6000.00 to fix my car. All this stress has caused family relationships to fray and it would be best if I moved on. I have found a friend whom I can live with, but I need to buy essentials such as bed-sheets and towels.
I am writing this because I need to either fix my car OR buy another car. I paid $7000 for my 2009 Mazda3. I really like that car. I have been looking for something comparable but slightly newer. I am still in the $7500 to $9000 price range.
I am NOT asking for much. If I can raise $8000 to $9000 just so I can try and get back on my feet, it would mean so much to me. My plan is to go back to school and get a degree in Social Work so I can help people and not run myself into the ground in the process.
I never thought i would be in this situation. Thank you for your time.