Whoever thought life would be so hard? Definitely not me growing up. I always figured I’d have my life together, go to school, have a great job, money in the bank to do whatever I wanted to do and go wherever I want to go. Well it hasn’t exactly turned out how I had believe it would so naively growing up. I certainly did not expect it to turn out the way it has up til now
Okay cutting to where the problem is in my life and why I need help, I was a college student a little over a year ago in the healthcare program. I wanted to have a career that I could help people in. Everything was well until I decided that I would take the weekend to go see my friend of 5 years at his house in the mountains. I had went occasionally to go tubing or kayaking or fishing at his place and it was always a great time. This last time, not so great. So I get there and everything is normal. We’re catching up, talking about what each of us has been up to and whatnot, I’m carrying my clothes in and my laptop and PlayStation for the weekend. I had brought my new gun to go shooting in the woods as we’ve done so many times before so he asked to see it. Mind you this is one of my best friends, we have gone shooting and seen each other’s weapons and used each other’s many times before. When I hand him my new gun he loads one into the chamber. So I’m in confusion as he’s yelling at me telling me to get on the ground and hand over my wallet. I had been so dumbfounded he could be doing this to me that I didn’t realize he had handed the gun to his girlfriend and went to grab a bat. It all happened so quickly. Next thing I know I’m being attacked with a baseball bat and being told hand over my wallet and anything else of value. After he had beaten me for a few minutes I managed to make it to the front of his house outside. I yelled for help and he shut the door and called the police and told them I had came trying to break in. I’m outside when an officer and a paramedic show up and I guess I was in shock because I felt no pain at all. The paramedic says you’ve got a broken collarbone, a broken rib, and a shattered kneecap and a few fractures in your wrist. And I get taken away in an ambulance. I then am taken to jail because it was his word and his girlfriend’s versus mine. So I finally get released the next day when they went to his home and found a security camera in his living room with the whole incident on it and found out I was telling the truth. He is now in prison but due to the incident I was unable to continue going to class because I could no longer drive or walk and My financial aid was revoked. Soon after my car broke down and it’s now sitting in the driveway collecting dirt without being able to run and having two flat tires. So unable to walk or go to school my grandmother attempted to help pay my car payments while I healed but she is attempting to retire and she has done all she can to help. Now Im healed and able to move again I am working very close with a family friend doing work on people’s house. It’s barely enough money to make my car payments though let alone help to fix the car and pay for insurance. And definitely not enough to help me pay my student loans and get back into school, which is where my true goal lies. So I’m asking, anyone who would help. Anything would be appreciated so I can start getting my life back on track and to where it was before I underwent such an awful situation.
Sincerely, Timothy Delapp