Can you lend me a helping hand

Good Morning all,
If it's been a while since we last communicated, I apologize. It's said, after a long period of time, the worst time to reach out to someone is when you are in need. Unfortunately, I find myself in that very position today. 
I have worked hard most of my life to keep my head above water and helped others to do the same. In 2016, that became increasingly difficult to do, resulting in leaving a job I loved. I needed to place my needs above the needs of others for a change. I decided to take a much-needed break. I spent the time taking care of my mental and physical needs. Something I had put on the back burner for years. I was determined not to allow the diagnosis of Lupus dictates my life.  I was going to fight this fight and win. As I know now, Lupus would control my very being. Managing chronic pain has to be one of the hardest things I've had to do in life. 
My finances are extremely limited and I don't know how I'm going make ends meet. I have used all resources available to me through savings, insurance, and credit. I've reached out to all entities I've paid into, only to find those resources unavailable to me. I've applied for benefits I've supported, only to be denied.  I've appealed this decision and waiting.  I have pawned items of value and eliminated unnecessary expenses.  As a last resort, I'm reaching out to you. Hopefully, I have been someone, done something, or said something that would warrant help from you.  I believe I have done things in life to help others when they were in need, I'm now in need of help. I'm financially on empty and could really use a little help. It has been extremely difficult for me to create a "gofundme" account. Difficult to be in a position where I can't do for myself.  If you know me, you know how important it is to be able to do for myself. I'm no longer able to be independent.

If you're able to donate to my cause, it would be greatly appreciated.  If not, I totally understand.  

Thank you for taking the time to read,
Brenda Veal
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Brenda Veal 
Brooklyn, NY
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