Freak accident turned to my worst nightmare

I never thought I would be here, writing this asking for help from social media but I had a freak accident, unfortunately I have a displaced tibial plateau and torn ACL. The tibial plateau is the bone that runs from the knee joint down to the foot with that being said this leaves me with a broken leg and out of work and non-weight bearing for six months to a year. The orthopedic specialist is sure I need one operation putting pins in the leg to repair the break but I also may need a second operation to repair the ACL and all the tissue damaged. This is honestly my worst nightmare, I’m used to working 5 days a  week, 40+ hours a week and taking care of myself. During COVID mandatory shut down I was working 5-6 days a week along side only one other girl at my job, I never stopped working or collected unemployment. Unfortunately being a server I wasn’t sure of my options as far as benefits so I’m not eligible to get short term disability through my place of employment. Also unemployment is only an option if I get terminated from the system and I don’t want to do that because as soon as I’m healed I plan to hit the ground running again. I recently got my first apartment with my boyfriend who also works and does everything he can to support us and spends every dollar on our household but moving in here we agreed we both had to go 50/50 to make all ends meet and obviously me having a broken leg takes my part away. Everything we worked so hard for is on the line from a freak accident and I’m stuck praying, and waiting for things to work out but in the mean time the bills don’t stop. I’ve never been one to really ask for anything and always quick to do for others so this is killing me but I’m really in a vine, my pride was to big in the beginning but I realized that sometimes you just need help, and things are out of your control. I’m seeking help for my rent that is already past due, water and electric. All unnecessary things such as cable, WiFi and phones have already been cut out of our daily lives to focus on the most important things we need to survive. Things are in the works but nothing happens over night and the last thing I need is to lose my place to lay my head and heal from this injury so I can get back on my feet and get back to doing what I’m used to doing and what I do best, WORKING and supporting myself. I know with COVID everyone is going through a hard time, so anything you can do is appreciated and even if you can’t do anything I appreciate you taking your time out to read my post and for all the kind words and encouragement I have received from the beginning, please just keep me in your prayers and thoughts. I’m a strong person and there’s not much that hasn’t been thrown at me and I always push through. Praying for a quick and easy recovery so this can all be apart of my past. Thanks again! Much love to all


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Halley Chadwell 
Brooklyn, MD

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