Hello! My name is Relmilio J. Ortiz and I suffer from Bipolar ll disorder and anxiety disorder. I served 3-4 years as a combat engineer in the U.S. Army and now I am a college student at the University of Texas at El Paso. I am currently in the scariest place I have ever been at financially and as a last resort I ended up here. Never in a million years did I think I would be in this predicament, but here I am. I am $10,000 in credit card debt and struggling financially because of this. This year has not been the best for me with the pandemic hitting so unexpected, riots across the country, school, personal reasons, and my mental state coping with all these hardships with manic episodes or depressive states. During manic episodes I experience a high frequency of enjoyment and pleasure that takes over for a couple hours or days, and in extreme cases weeks or even a month. This is how I am in this situation unfortunately, but I have been getting help for the last year and my mind is clear and ready to tackle the mess I have created from these manic episodes. I receive help through the VA (veteran Affairs) and a veterans one stop center I go to for therapy. Currently I am working with my therapist and psychiatrist to battle my financial problems, so I can be debt free and finally buy a car, so I can be more independent. While in the military there where a lot of stressors that contributed to my conditions and when I served my time and separated honorably there was a good year of battling what I went through while in-service. I would be grateful for any donations that could help me decrease the amount of debt I am in, so I can start saving and eventually buy a car. This is an embarrassing situation to be in and it sucks when you must explain to people your condition and situation without them realizing its not your fault, but rather the aftermath of something you could not control! Through my therapy and medication over the past few months I have improved and learned to control these manic episodes. It is a beautiful thing to be able to say you have control and you are no longer blind. It would mean the world to me to receive a small amount of help to clean up and fix the financial mess I have created. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read all of this and possibly considering contributing to my cause/situation. I am thankful for whatever is donated.