Help Kristen Payback BYU

Hello!! I hate doing this + I have been taking care of these payments on my own, but I've hit a point where I need help.

Thanksgiving weekend of 2013 I was raped. For the sake of not having to rehash that out, here is my story:  https://pricklylove.com/2017/04/13/rape-isnt-real/ . Between the trauma of the attack and having an authority figure tell me that sharing this information could have me kicked out of BYU for breaking the honor code, I decided to keep it to myself. I attended BYU again later in 2014 for a semester and was unable to complete the semester due to various things including: anxiety and bouts of depression. I withdrew from my classes which consequently meant that I lost my scholarship. Being a young naive girl I moved on with my life just thinking that I was a BYU drop out and that was that.

This last spring I was delivered a notice from a lawyer stating that I owed BYU the amount of $4,000 for tuition from the semester I withdrew, plus lawyer fees and interest. I made a deal where I could pay $500 a month to meet that amount, since I didn't have $4,000 in my savings. I've been scraping the bottom of the barrel and have been meeting all the deadlines, but I have officially hit a point where I need help. I have $2,000 left until I am all paid off, and I will officially be free from BYU. For the last few months I have been daydreaming of the day I won't have to sign a $500 check to BYU for a semester of mental/emotional hell and trauma. 

1,000,000% you do not need to help with these payments. I just figured I would put my story out there in case anyone would be able and willing. Any money I receive from this would go straight to the firm to pay off this debt. I would be so grateful for any help, including prayers and well wishes. I love the internet and all of you! Thank you for taking the time to read this. 

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Kristen Walker 
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Salt Lake City, UT
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