Emergency Housing for Family

I lived in 1 Allston St #3 with my 8 & 11 year old daughters. Over the weekend of January 6-7, we were forced out of our apartment by the fire at 7 Allston St. I don't have a job and am looking for one. I had a disability (attacks of severe debilitating vertigo that made it hard to leave my apartment and that made it dangerous for me to drive).

My doctor found a treatment around January 10th that seems to have eliminated the vertigo. Even though my sense of balance returned, I still need some physical therapy.   

The building is going to be renovated, but the renovation will take approximately a year. Because we can't return to our apartment, we needed to relocate to someplace on the subway system.  I found a place on Bailey St. near the Ashmont T Station, but coming up with the 1st month, last month, security, and agents' fee drained me. We lost our clothes and almost everything else. Laser surgery caused some visual defect in my left eye, and my depth perception is questionable. Even without the vertigo, I still am not able to drive. More surgery may correct the problem with my left eye (an $8000 implant that is "buy and bill" under my insurance coverage).

I estimate about $10,000  is needed to relocate and replace everything that was lost.  (EHAP helps with some of the cost of the new apartment while I am not counting the cost of the implant because I am still negotiating.)

It is amazing how quickly the little money that I have is being spent.

Help with finding a job would alleviate my financial needs. I am a senior software engineer or a patent agent. You can find my qualifications at the following URL.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/joachim-martillo-11ab332/

I know my stuff, but this disaster is just too much, and my daughters and I need help. 100% recovery is expected from the eye surgery along with the implant.

While vertigo no longer prevents me from driving, I can't drive with no depth perception.

I need help immediately.

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  • Mark Gaw 
    • $100 
    • 38 mos
  • Jeff Griglack 
    • $50 
    • 38 mos
  • Ilene Carver 
    • $100 
    • 39 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 39 mos
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Organizer

Joachim Martillo 
Organizer
Boston, MA
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