Recently I’ve fallen on extremely hard times. In July I had to take an unpaid ADA leave from work (American disability leave) due to the passing of a loved one and some ongoing health issues. I was on leave from July 16th till September 14th which left me paying for everything with all my savings. When I went back to work I had to go in the ER for respiratory and ear infections and was told it was just a viral infection both times. Even though I provided valid doctors statements I was put on a final warning at work for something I couldn’t control so I resigned. I started feeling nausea (which I thought was my birth control) and really bad joint pain and I’m always super cold and for it to be 70 in Arizona it’s an issue and id get these really bad rashes anytime I felt too cold that would spread to my face but I assumed they were just bad hives. I always feel very fatigued and I get bad headaches out of no where. Because I do nails the smell hits me twice as hard and pain in some of my fingers hinders me. I finally got blood work done and the cause is lupus which is an inflammatory disease that has no cure. The medical expenses are really costly and I won’t have insurance until I start my new job (which I’m really happy about) and even with insurance its still high. I’ve exhausted all my savings and it’s really been hard to stay afloat while also trying to stay healthy and I’ve fallen behind on ALOT so anything could help at this moment. It’s been a really draining past couple of months mentally, physically, and emotionally and I wouldn’t wish this on anybody. Thank you and love everybody who supports you guys are appreciated more than you know.
- Emil Collins
- Kalazeh Johnson