From Jennifer's blog:
Monday, I had physical therapy. When my son got home before I got ready to leave, I had him bring in the mail. I received a letter from my employer. This letter terminated my employment and my benefits. I didn’t get through all of the letter before I started crying. I am still recovering from surgery! It’s sure but extremely slow! My knee still hurts A LOT!
I wore my sunglasses during physical therapy like I used to wear them when I went inside the building once I got to work ( before the day started with students) when my Dad first died. I wore them in the morning (at 6:15, when it was still dark outside) because back then, I cried the entire way to work so my eyes would get puffy and red. I was afraid my eyes would be puffy and red again because all I could do all the way to physical therapy was cry.
My job there was my only teaching job. I was hired in right after college. It was my first “Big Girl” job. I was hired in having MS with a three-year-old son. I’ve worked there for 12 years, first as a seventh grade English teacher and once I got my Masters degree, the Reading Specialist. I have many fond memories there with the staff and students alike.
Given that my benefits package was also terminated, I still have to pay for continued post-surgery rehab and doctor’s appointments. I’m not quite sure how I am going to do this. I looked into a Go Fund Me account and the possibility of holding another Booster because I am a sucker for a logo-Ed shirt! I saw the fees for both of those and it disheartened me.
If anyone can give me suggestions on what I could/should do to raise money, that would be great! I have a mortgage to pay and I do not live lavishly, however; am a single mother so any guidance or donations would be appreciated! Thank you so much! For now, I am just stunned! I have a few blog posts to write but again, for now, I am just stunned!
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