So, most of you will have heard that I was held up at gunpoint at a neighborhood bus stop just a 10 minutes' walk from my house. This was a more serious impact than might be expected since I've already been struggling financially due to having a very hard time finding well-paid permanent work.
The mugger took my phone ($210 to replace), wallet, and backpack. My backpack contained: - passport ($110 to replace) - about $15 cash - gym shoes (well worn) - gym shorts ($30-40 to replace) - a favorite band t-shirt from a concert I saw this summer - combination lock for gym locker (about $25)
My wallet was a gift and had served me well for just over 15 years. I don't expect to replace it with one of similar value, but it will also be a non-negligible cost, as will my driver's license. I think probably $40-50 to get a reasonably sturdy replacement.
A few friends have already offered to help replace the backpack and gym shoes, but the cost to replace the other items (especially the phone) will be a lot more than I can afford at this time.
If you would be willing to pitch in a little to help me with these expenses, I would be extremely grateful.