Visually impaired

I have my goal set to $1 as I'm not expecting many donations, as well as the fact that anything will help. A couple years ago I was involved in an incident where my car window was shattered sending shards of glass into my right eye damaging it and permanently blinded me in my right eye. I was 18 years old at the time. For the first few months the gravity of the situation hadn't sat in but now a few years later my once manageable injury has become a massive handicap even for basic tasks... I'll begin with the mental toll it has taken on me. My whole life I have had a passion for automobiles, motorcycles, or anything else powered by an internal combustion engine, I've had a deep urge ever since childhood to make my career working on, around, or with vehicles, my favorite make being a Subaru due to growing up in the northeast, unfortunately I've had to rethink my goals. I feel like I can no longer do the things I love most due to the increased risk and challenge of being blind in one eye. I frequently get scared driving which I always loved doing for the fact that I may miss a car coming due to my lack of peripheral vision... Ive had several close calls despite increased caution and slower speeds at all times. I often feel like a danger on the road to others and for that reason have considered giving up driving on public roads. Just the thought of this devestates me as my car has become a way of life for me, an extension of myself where I can be at one with the world around me, a platform for me to express myself and my personality. I cry as I write this staring at my stagnant Subaru outside my apartment... I know giving up your license is something many have to endure but I truly dont have anything I enjoy as much as driving, gaming is a close second for my favorite things to do. I grew up playing Mario at a young age eventually graduating into shooters such as Gears of War, Battlefield, and Call of Duty. I spent most of my teenage and childhood years on a game console with my friends and family and is something that I also hold very dearly, but I can no longer play due to new challenges. Recently my quality of life has been reduced even more with the introduction of new symptoms related to my lack of vision in my right eye. I've been experiencing extreme cases of vertigo, sometimes lasting for days, preventing me from sleeping which than causes me to panic and gives me anxiety attacks as I feel I'm becoming delerious at times do to my lack of sleep. As well as not being able to sleep, these vertigo episodes also prevent me from going to work for sometimes several days in a row due to the room constantly spinning and nearly vomiting every time I stand... Hence is why I write to you today. I need help. I'm not necessarily asking for a donation from you, although that's technically the purpose of this site, but anything you could spare me in my time of need is greatly appreciated even if it's your experience with a similar situation maybe. I feel really scared and alone despite the support of my girlfriend who is only able to do so much for me. She works 50+ hours a week consistently to offset my lack of work but we can't both live off her income alone. Maybe what you have to offer me may not be in the form of coin but in opportunity instead. Thank you for taking the time to read.
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