Brooke's Last Hope For Help

$16,436 of $38,000 goal

Raised by 349 people in 8 months
Created November 17, 2018
Brooke's Support Team
on behalf of Brooke Griffin
Hello everyone my name is Brooke Griffin, thank you for being here.
I deeply need your help. I have nowhere else to turn; this Gofundme is my last hope. Without your help, I cannot survive.
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((I have severe chronic illnesses that have kept me bed-rested and wheelchair bound for the past several years. I have severe fibromyalgia, chronic pain syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome and a severe neurological disorder called Thalamocortical Dysrhythmia))

**Social Security Disability has absolutely refused to help me, even at the hearing level with an attorney, and with massive diagnostic evidence from my treating specialists (including QEEG) They make it extremely difficult when you are "young" and my disabilities are complicated**
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I need to share with you all the things that I never wanted to tell anyone, the things that I always hid from everyone.
 
At this point, I will not survive if I don’t share my full truth and the story of my life-that ultimately put me here.
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Ever since childhood, all I ever wanted was freedom, freedom from my toxic and severely emotionally abusive home.
I was terrified into never sharing the truth, to never tell anyone about the abuse and what was really taking place at home. 
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Because I was unable to seek help or support and not realizing that the constant stress, trauma, and emotional abuse was eating away my body from the inside out, I began to experience severe chronic pain. (This began around 2011).

Also (in 2011), I had multiple injuries, including a work injury that damaged the nerves in both of my legs. My legs burned so badly that it felt like they were on fire with sand bags attached to them. This injury further triggered severe undiagnosed peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, and other complex chronic pain disorders. My life and health went further and further downhill.

In addition to my work injuries, my family problems and the toxicity of my home environment, worsened my health.
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 I was 24 years old when I became chronically ill and was unable to leave my bed.
 
Prior to being bed ridden, I worked from 12 years old to 24 years old, and graduated at the top of my class in both high-school and college. (I babysat when I was 12 and had many jobs throughout high school and college)
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In 2012, I graduated college (from San Diego State), Cum Laude with a business management degree. Soon after graduating, I began working full-time for a marketing company. After only a few months, I was laid off because I was unable to do my job due to my severe, chronic pain.

In 2013, I went to a doctor to try to figure out what the severe burning pain throughout my legs was caused from. The doctor ended up injuring my neck due to a malpractice neck manipulation. (He offered to take a look at my neck, because I also had severe chronic neck pain)
 
After this point, my body took a downward spiral, triggering multi-system autoimmune and nervous system attacks. Within a few months after my neck injury, my body was so weak that I nearly died! And I began living in my bed, trapped back in my toxic, emotionally abusive home environment. For several years I rarely ever left my room.
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In 2018, my home environment hit a breaking point and I had No choice but to get out!
 
I called Uber and a wonderful man helped me put my essentials in Trader Joe’s bags and dropped me off at an extended stay hotel.
 
I lived at the extended stay hotel for several months.
 
I left home with no money, no income, no caregiver, and had to put myself in massive credit card debt due to paying for the hotel stay (and other necessities)-that’s just how badly I had to get out of there!
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Recently, I was able to get into an apartment with this Gofundme and your help.
But leaving the hotel was extremely difficult. I lost a lot of the essential help and support that I had at the hotel to make it through the day.
 
I cannot survive without full-time help.
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In order to make any kind of progress with my severe chronic illnesses, I need a full-time, live-in caregiver. I know I can get better with your help.
 
My goal is to be healthy, fit, and strong.
 
My goal is to become a speaker and to help educate others on abuse and chronic illness. 
I want to give back and help others; I want to give others the information and the guidance that I wish I would’ve had when I was a child, and when I was terrified and alone. 
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I know what I'm capable of, if I had my health and I know what I can do in this world.

But without the financial support, without the financial resources, my body cannot survive, I cannot survive.

I need your help getting my story out there and I cannot do this alone. I need your help spreading the word. 
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Any donation would be so deeply helpful and any donation would be so deeply appreciated.

Without the continued success of this Gofundme, my body cannot make it through this.

Thank you all so deeply for taking the time to be here.

My life before chronic illness (2011/2012):

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$16,436 of $38,000 goal

Raised by 349 people in 8 months
Created November 17, 2018
Brooke's Support Team
on behalf of Brooke Griffin
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