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Most Desperate Times...

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Raised by 88 people in 5 months
Friends, I need your help.

I am stripped bare of pride and ego.  Things have become incredibly difficult financially, and I am reaching out for any aid and goodwill you can spare.

Friends, here's the sad tale.

In February, I lost my job of eleven years.  The short story is that I was terminated unfairly and I've been fighting it ever since.  Unfortunately, my fight has thus far been in vain.  Also, after only 8 weeks of unemployment, my former employer fought to stop payments...and somehow they won.  

To make matters worse, my constant search for employment since February has yielded no results.  I have been driving for Lyft to earn some money, but it has not proven a reliable source of income.

In a stroke of galactic misfortune, at the same time I lost my job, my girlfriend (with whom I live) was diagnosed with cancer.  Her course of treatment made it impossible to work with any consistency.  We were both unemployed and she was so sick and to be blunt...every day was a struggle.  

While she is now doing better, there is still surgery ahead.  Even though we are very positive in her health outlook, the almost 5 months since this all happened have been  financially lean.  We are now in legitimate danger of both losing our only car and eviction.

Friends, I am desperate.

If any of you can help, I will be forever grateful.  I have no way to pay back anyone, beyond my unending appreciation and gratitude.

Friends, I love you all.

I know we all struggle.  I know we all have limited resources.  I'm simply asking...begging...if you can help with a donation or even a share, I will be truly humbled.
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Good news/bad news update.

My SNAP(food) benefits have finally been restored! However, they will not be available for over a week.

As I have put all recent donations into Lyft and earning (which will pay out next week), I am asking for your help so I can buy food until SNAP is back on.

Any donations will be greatly appreciated (and turned into inexpensive meals!) Thank you!
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Guys, I'm here again, begging for help.

I need $300--right now. I need that amount to pay for my Lyft rental and fuel up for the week. This is my only way to earn (my disability claim is still pending) and I am willing to put in the hours. Eviction was avoided for now, but I've got to make some money!

I just need your help. Thank you.
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Hello, friends! Time for a REALLY BIG UPDATE!!

The good news:

Evicton--well, thanks to all of you and my roommate, eviction has been stopped! Literally in the last moment, as we were scheduled for lockout on Monday. Things aren't great, but at least we are not homeless.

My health--I've been approved for a sleep apnea machine. This will drastically improve my sleep (and therefore my ability to be productive). I am also getting a new cardiologist soon. I have an appointment for physical therapy (to test my knees for safe exercise) and an appointment for a weight loss surgery consult. Things are slowly heading for improvement.

My gf's health--she has surgery next week to remove her tumor. Fuck you cancer...we win!! The week after that, she has a procedure for her back (damn bone spurs hurt). After that, she will still have a bit to work on, but progress is happening.

Moving--we are very likely moving to Indiana in March. No promises, and things could change, but it’s looking likely.

The bad news:

We have to last until the end of February. That's three more months, followed by the cost of a move across the country. As always, money will be tight.

More crucially, I need help NOW to keep driving. Everything we had went into rent, leaving me with no more money for gas (recall I drive for Lyft as my only source of income). I need to drive as much as possible...but I need money (for gas) to make money (from driving). It's a fun Catch-22.

If you can help at all--$5 or $10 or anything you can spare--it would make a huge difference.

Thank you all for your donations, for your support, and for making me believe in heroes.
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Guys, things are basically as bad as they can get.

The truth is, my only option is to move back to Indiana. That can't happen until end of February. Medical procedures that have taken months to schedule will be complete early next year, and then it will be "back home again".

If you can help with a share or a donation, it would really help in these last few months on Vegas.
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