I need some help from my friends

My name is Michelle Pifke but my friends know me commonly as Miska, Moosh, or Mooshbucks. I have spent the last 3 years going to school, with the last  year being the toughest part at Worsham College of Mortuary Science. I have put forth every effort to achieve my goal of becoming a licensed funeral director. My main reason for choosing this field is so that I can assist bereaved families by comforting and providing closure in their time of grief.  Although I was thrown many curve balls and had to overcome many obstacles, I made it!!! I just graduated mortuary school and am a member of the honors fraternity. No matter what was thrown in front of me, I did not quit and I was able to problem solve and complete school. I graduated March 7th and was ready to move into the next chapter of my life. 
  However, Saturday March 10th, I was in a bad car accident. It appears that my car is most likely totaled. I suffered badly bruised ribs and sternum, whip lash and ruptured a breast implant. The other lady involved in the accident had minimal injuries such as skinned shins, but no broken bones. I got a chance to see her at the tow yard yesterday and she looked to be moving around pretty well, thank God! 
  To add insult to injury, when my car was towed, it was left unlocked with the windows open and not in a secured location. My personal belongings were taken including my wallet with almost $300, my Barber bag containing all my hair cutting tools ($1000 worth of tools) and my prescription medication. I have made a police report but I doubt my items will be recovered. 
  It is unknown at this point if my car will be totaled or be able to be fixed, in which case I'll have to pay $1000 deductible. My car was my job as I drove for uber and lyft, so I can't do that for now. My other job was doing hair but unfortunately, my tools were stolen. So I am stuck in a tough spot and I don't know how else to make it through it this time. 
  I recently moved in with an elderly woman who is paralyzed and we have become great friends. We enjoy each other's company and she absolutely loves my dogs. She can't have dogs on her own because she can't care for them. I feel so welcome and at home here and I don't want to move out. The connections I have made for my apprenticeship are all out in this area. I wish to remain living here and working further toward my goals to becoming a caring and successful funeral director and maybe even deputy coroner one day. 
  I know that I will land back on my feet but the next couple of months are going to be rough. I will still be doing everything I can to remain living here and paying my bills, even if I have to sell every valuable item I own. 
  If you know me at all, you know how stubborn I am about borrowing money. I despise it and I've always done whatever I can to make it in my own. So this is very difficult for me to even do. But I need help. I've always donated to go fund me but never been on this end. If you are in a position to help, please do. I will be eternally grateful.
  Thank you for reading, 
Michelle "Miska" Pifke 28378554_15209864590_r.jpeg28378554_15209865060_r.jpeg28378554_15209865520_r.jpeg

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  • Diane Donnelly 
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    • 36 mos
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    • $50 
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    • $1,500 
    • 37 mos
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    • $50 
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    • $150 
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Miska Pifke 
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Elmhurst, IL
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