Make a home for Viral Dreams

In the past ten years, I have developed debilitating ankylosing spondylitis of the spine on top of bone leukemia and a terminal disease I hint at in my book Viral Medicines. I now have organs that are so taxed from medications, that I have constant bloat of stomach, liver and kidney pain and my metabolism is shot. I should be grateful for being alive, but the thought of going into my old age without savings or the safety of a home makes me want to end this struggle. I've had to sell off virtually everything, but my car and couch keep from being homeless. I NEED HELP. 

I have no partner or family and the last economic crashes of 2012 and the most recent COVID crash has wiped away what little retirement savings I had been able to put away, which was a paltry $150 a month.  Most months my medical bills exceed my income, which is why I’ve begun to write and try to take matters into my own hands. An advisor told me a few years ago to start saving for a home or a home with income property, so that in time I can at least start a reverse mortgage and stay in a home instead of being another victim put out on the streets. Unfortunately, this housing market isn’t conducive for someone poor like me to enter it. Only the wealthy are winning in this one.
 
I've authored a book about my journey so far, based on contacting COVID 19 and living with the side effect of strange dreams caused by the mix of my medications. I’ve also branched into writing children’s books on ecology since losing my career and I'm hoping that maybe out there somewhere, is someone or a few someones that can empathize with me, who enjoyed my writing and would feel ok with donating a dollar or more to help me buy a simple home to fix up. 
 
I dream of having a simple place that I can write more to support myself and maybe even afford a kayak and an old beater to take to the beach, and perhaps even having enough support one or both of the start-up businesses I dream of having, which I mention briefly in my new book. Topographix (Copyright and Trademark 2020) and a consignment furniture store for the many artisans that live in my community. 

I am not skilled at social media and could use all the help I can get. 
 
Thank you for your support. 

Thank you for your time - I hope you enjoy my work and I look forward to your constructive comments. Please save your negative comments for someone else. I’ve had enough in my life to last ten lifetimes.

Be blessed, stay safe. Don't hate. Enjoy each day. 
 
Life can turn on a dime. 
 

-      John
 
P.S.  That picture of me in the book was taken one week before I was diagnosed as terminal – age 28. I’m closer to sixty now and don’t look anything like that guy, in case you were wondering. 

 

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