I am writing this letter because I have know where else to turn. My son has been dealt a very bad hand in life, and I say that because he did nothing to deserve it. He came into this world healthy, very intelligent and athletic. Growing up he never got sick, until he turned 21 and he came home from college with a tiny spot on his scalp, we thought it was nothing. It expanded to the size of a nickel, then it filled up with puss. I took him to the doctor, they prescribed antibiotics, and this is where everything went wrong. After the antibiotics that one spot multiplied and covered his entire scalp even progressing to his face, with painful puss filled bumps. He has had countless visits to doctors and all they do is pump him with medicine, which has resulted in more health issues. The most concerning is his mental stability, he is a very strong young man but during his bouts of excruciating pain he has contemplated ending his life. He has more health issues now than he did when this started, and this has led to him being a prisoner under my roof. I have been with him every step of the way, mentally and financially. He hates that he is a grown man, and he must depend on his mom to survive. This journey to healing has been going on since 2015 and it would take pages to explain everything he went through and is still going through.
He is now over the age of 26 and he is no longer under parental insurance. He has county medical but that did not give him the help he needed. This has propelled him to do extensive research for himself to find a way to combat his health issues. He started researching diligently in early 2021 on finding ways to manage his health issues and I am so proud of his efforts. As his mother it has pained me to see him go through this. If you were to see him now you would think he never had a care in his life, but people would never believe what he went through, and to this day still deals with health issues.
My hope is that some individuals can help me with money to bless him with a reliable car to get to work and eventually to college. His new job pays little and it would be great if he had no car payments. I have priced reliable-affordable cars online and they range from $15,000 to about $25,000 U.S. dollars. His job is just a starting point, and it would afford him to at least pay for car insurance, registration, and incidentals. I am excited that he is now in a better place mentally and having transportation and independence would do wonders for him.
I have never done anything like this before, but I am a mother who just wants her son to thrive and have a life. He is so intelligent and strong, and I am happy to say all his research has enabled him to get out of the house and he is doing much better. He has been seeking employment for weeks now and just a few days ago he was able to get a job as a security guard at a middle school. He wants to go back and finish college and maybe one day he can tell his story about his life and journey towards health.
I am sincerely grateful for your help.