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Help a Biology Student with PTSD

$670 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 12 people in 39 months
Sharon French  CORONADO, CA


My son’s name is Caleb Aaron French and he struggles with PTSD. This difficult diagnosis has made every day a minefield of anxiety and fear. It’s changed my once outgoing and confident son in ways I could never have imagined. After 5 years of homelessness, Caleb is now in a good place and trying to succeed.

Caleb is a freshman at City College in San Diego studying biology. He has worked exceptionally hard to make it there and I am proud to watch him make this effort. He loves his school and is trying hard academically, socially and emotionally. He is working through self-help ideas to learn how to break free of PTSD at the same time.

However, he is not doing well financially.

Unfortunately, he is unable to pay for his expenses between now and his next grant money arriving in February. We have tried everything from applying for extra loans and scholarships to working occasional jobs and applying for regular work. It has now reached the point where he will be homeless again if he cannot come up with money for expenses by December 1st.

It is very much out of his character to ask for help from anyone, especially when it comes to money. But at this point, he needs help to continue making his dreams a reality and this is the crucial time when he really needs it. So he gave my the go ahead to try this route.

If you choose to give in any amount, I'd like you to consider it an investment rather than a donation. If you invest in Caleb, I have no doubt that he will be successful. He has always been the one to help others. I know he will give back to his community as a way of thanking all of the incredible people who have helped him on his journey to success. Please consider investing in his future so that he may become the best version of himself. He will not let you down.


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Thank you for your interest in helping my son succeed. I’m so grateful you have taken the time to read his story and any help for Caleb means so much to us both.

Thank you,
Sharon French

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Update 15
Posted by Sharon French
1 month ago
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I’m grateful for another donation to Fight PTSD Naturally. Caleb is now saving towards the rent due on January 1 and has food and water. We are getting down to the wire for January rent and feeling hopeful. A friend gave him a free hair cut and he is looking good.

Today I connected with someone involved in the military side of this issue and is the person who gave the most recent donation. Thank you David for your help to keep Caleb safely housed in January.

This donation means even more to me coming from a person involved with the military side of the issue. Since I’ve become involved, with fighting PTSD, I’ve noticed such a split between the various groups of people who have it. They are also dived by how they got it.

This struck me because I usually work with people fighting obesity and arthritis and those people feel isolated too. I’m see similar symptoms in all the groups with all the people cringing in pain.

I just shared a video about PTSD sufferers where people are writing their thoughts about it actors are reading them.
https://www.facebook.com/FightPTSDNaturally/posts/1401978296503246

The comments can be from any one suffering.

I made these PTSD Resources available for my son and for anyone who is trying to heal themselves with natural methods.

Fight PTSD Naturally on FB
https://www.facebook.com/FightPTSDNaturally/

Pinterest Board with tips
https://www.pinterest.com/fitinfun/health-ptsd-diy-self-care/

You Tube Playlist with my videos trying to figure out what I can do to help fight PTSD.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUv-15vAs5D8QSba2DKGaOh-pP6XwoCrA

Please share these links if you know anyone suffering from PTSD.

Thank you for reading and any further effort you take to help this cause. Your sharing, direct help and especially advice are crucial and helpful at this difficult time.

The point of this campaign is to keep my son under a roof and going to school despite any setbacks. He is looking for work since school is out and has not had success.

Jan 1 is a firm deadline for his rent. Caleb is facing homelessness if he cannot pay it, so the need is immediate.

Thank you so much.

Take care,
Sharon
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Update 14
Posted by Sharon French
1 month ago
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#PTSD is the hardest fight for my son. I’m so grateful for your ReTweets and sharing this #crowdfunding on Facebook. We were blessed with a donation on Christmas Day. I’m taking that as a good sign.

The point of this campaign is to keep my son under a roof and going to school despite any setbacks. He is looking for work since school is out and but has not yet had success.

Jan 1 is a firm deadline for his rent. Caleb is facing homelessness if he cannot pay it, so the need is immediate.

Thank you for reading and any further effort you take to help this cause. Your sharing, direct help and especially advice are crucial and helpful at this difficult time.

Thank you so much for your help.

Take care,
Sharon
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Update 13
Posted by Sharon French
1 month ago
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#PTSD does not go on vacation or take holidays. Sometimes this time of the year is the hardest time. My health groups for PTSD, Obesity and Arthritis are are full of worried, sick and upset people more than normal lately. The holidays seem to make things worse. The people in the groups are the lucky ones since they have each other.

My son is trying hard to stay healthy and do well through a very difficult time. We have the wonderful news that his grades qualify him for his school grants in February. Now he needs to make it until then so he has stable place to be for school.

Please pray that he gets work study. This is the first time he will be eligible and getting that job will qualify him for other benefits he can’t get otherwise such as food stamps. The hunger of the last weeks has been no joke.

I made these PTSD Resources available for my son and for anyone who is trying to heal themselves with natural methods.

I’m getting traffic and likes on Fight PTSD Naturally on FB. People are finding the page and dropping by to read. This gives me some peace to think others might be helped by what is there.
https://www.facebook.com/FightPTSDNaturally/

Pinterest Board with tips
https://www.pinterest.com/fitinfun/health-ptsd-diy-self-care/

You Tube Playlist with my videos trying to figure out what I can do to help fight PTSD.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUv-15vAs5D8QSba2DKGaOh-pP6XwoCrA

Please share these links if you know anyone suffering from PTSD.

Thank you for reading and any further effort you take to help this cause. Your sharing, direct help and especially advice are crucial and helpful at this difficult time.

The point of this campaign is to keep my son under a roof and going to school despite any setbacks. He is looking for work since school is out and has not had success.

Jan 1 is a firm deadline for his rent. Caleb is facing homelessness if he cannot pay it, so the need is immediate.

Thank you so much. Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday if your celebrate a different one.

Take care,
Sharon
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Update 12
Posted by Sharon French
2 months ago
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We are fighting #PTSD naturally and your help is so important. Please ReTweet or share this post about holiday giving.

I am so grateful to have another donation since the last update. I am really worried about my son and this helps so he can eat well and get some supplies. The mini-goal now is to get enough to pay rent on Jan 1, and we are nowhere near that goal today. Your help is so important – especially with sharing these updates so others can see them. I am so grateful for all the sharing that has happened so far.

School is done for the term, and Caleb is looking for work. If you are local in San Diego (National City) and have any position open – even a day job, Caleb is ready to tackle it for you. He is big and strong and a great worker. I always see him take pride in doing a good job when he has had work. He has experience with retail and restaurants, construction and customer service.

I have had a lot of help with my social media outreach and the Press Release I mentioned in the last update will be going out soon. I hope this will get some attention to the campaign so the right people who can help will see it. It turns out to be harder than I thought but will soon be finished. This is why the crowdfunding advise is to have everything written before you start, but better late than never.

I have also received some emails from those of you with ideas to help and comments on some of my posts. I really appreciate this and have some new ideas from you now.

Thank you again everyone.

Take care,
Sharon
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$670 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 12 people in 39 months
Created December 2, 2013
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