My dear friend, who has been crippled with PTSD, will use the money you contribute to move to a new apartment, get basic health insurance, & start paying a therapist who is a trauma specialist. Moving to a new place is the fundamental step she needs to take to start recovering from PTSD & earning a living income; her current place holds too many distressing memories for her to even begin to heal. Ideally, we will have received enough in contributions by September 18, 2018, for her to pay the security deposit & first & last months' rent on a new apartment. By mid-October we hope to reach our goal of $20,000; this way, my friend can be free of her severe financial stress & know that she can keep a safe roof over her head. She will also have the funds to afford basic medical insurance & pay a therapist. This will all bring her immediate relief from much physical & emotional distress, & a chance for a fresh start. 
     Your support will mean the world to me, as I am organizing this GoFundMe campaign with great faith in the goodness & generosity of friends, other loved ones, & our extended communities. It will do my heart boundless good to see the recipient of your generosity getting  back on her feet & starting to live & work again. She has a long road ahead of her, to be sure, but she has tenacity & grit, & your generosity can make an immeasurable difference in her ability to get started. 
     Please share this campaign with others!
     Thank you, thank you, thank you from the fullness of my heart!
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Organizer and beneficiary

Story Stephenson 
Jamaica Plain, MA
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