Hello, my name is Robert and I really could use help for my family.
I am in desperate need of wanting to help my family. I got sick about 8 years ago. The doctors have had no idea what is wrong. I have neuropathy in my feet, legs, hand, arms, and it is just getting worse. I also get extreme nerve pain that the medication only barely helps with. The feeling of being electrocuted. I have had test after test, and now I have also been put on metformin. I have already been taking gabapentin and Cymbalta, blood pressure meds.
I only have my elderly mother and girlfriend that has been helping me get by. Social Security says I can work, even though I have not been able to due to illness, as well as PTSD. My mother is in retirement and my girlfriend is on disability. So, their income is extremely limited.
Over the last 8 years, we have all had to take out credit cards to get food and other items that we needed. Now the credit card bills exceed $10,000 and it is killing me to not be able to help pay these off. If I were able to work to begin with, they would never be in this situation.
My mothers’ car requires work done to it, and I am unable to even help with that. My family can not even afford clothes for themselves. What little money we have gotten through the stimulus funds, goes to keep us afloat for now.
Just to let my family have some peace and quiet from me complaining daily, I started to take classes at the local community college, with the help of grants. But I will be losing my grants for next semester because my grades have fallen below a set point. About 8 years ago, when I got sick, I was taking classes, but I had to withdraw. I was having seizures and speech issues in class. Because of that, I was automatically put on financial warning. So, if my GPA fell below 3.7, I get no more aid.
I would really like to keep taking my classes, so I could at least try to open a few other doors to try to help my family. It is hard enough for a 50-year-old man to find work, let alone work during a pandemic. The only thing I have even worked as is computer repair and security. With the shaking of my hands, I can not work as a computer repair tech, and with the PTSD diagnosis, I can not work in security any longer.
Please, I feel bad for asking, but I am desperate. Could someone please help my family? They are paying on the credit cards, my hospital bills, which are over another $10,000. And with me losing financial aid for schooling, things are getting worse and worse. The cost of the classes if about $3,000 per semester.
All in all were in desperate need of ruffly $30,000. But anything would help now.
Thank you for taking the time to read.