I am a 55 year old artist on disability who suffers from PTSD, facing evection on the morning of the 17th. I have been on disability for nine years receiving the much needed therapy and medication improving my condition greatly.
Since moving into my living/studio space, friends have said how much my mental health has improved. Previously I was living in dismal housing in a dangerous neighborhood where shoot outs were a weekly occurrence.
Hope has returned to me and I’m more creative and prolific than since I was in college. Finally able because of the wide open space to pursue creating sculpture, my main area of study in school. Pursuing other art and architectural design work for the first time in decades. Life has improved as design ventures that remained on paper are take shape and prove to be very promising.
I’m only capable of working part time. My talents are very specialized. Working since 1994 mostly as an architectural model builder. I thought models would be my career. The last model I built was six years ago, technology having all but eliminating the need for it.
Living with my feline companion of 15 years Paloma. Who is slowly fading away, given 6 to 8 months a little over a year ago. Thanks to the miracles of medicine she still with me although to fragile to make a major move. Her medical bills being amongst the largest reason I find myself in my current situation.
I have been selling belongings to come up with the needed funds but it has been slow going. I have come to the conclusion that I may not be able to do so in time. So with reluctance I am coming to you for help.
In return for your help, I would like to send you a signed color xerox copy of one of my graphic images on printed heavy stock. They reproduce nicely. Perhaps something larger depending on what one could donate. You can find color examples of my work on my Instagram page moonmanthelorax.
I thank you very much for taking the time to read through my request and for all of your support.
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