Hi! I’m Margaret. I’m 38 yrs young and I’m in a bit of trouble. I’m in danger of losing my home! There’s a backstory of course. 10 years ago now I was diagnosed as having MS because 1/2 of my body slowly stopped working over the course of a year. I’ve never had any other MS symptoms and always thought that it was possible that this was not a disease and that it was from a prior job in which required some extensive physical training and ended up with me getting a concussion and going untreated… I’ve often wondered if this was what happened to me but since I was diagnosed as being sick, I assumed I was sick. I have become very detached from a lot of people and things that are important to me. I also am/was been unable to afford a decent living arrangement was very depressed and felt like I couldn’t sit through my life scared anymore. So I prayed for a resolution and I ended up selling my car and buying an old MINIVAN! I have named her Yolo because you only live once and that is how I tried to live while I am living in her. Yes you heard me right living IN her. Its how I could afford a place by myself. So I have been traveling the country now for almost 2 years and I have sunk so much money into Yolo. Not even money that is mine and that is the scary part. Turns out I COULD afford this lifestyle if I had a new van without issues. It’s a lot more expensive than people think; living on the road. I’ve been learning a lot about myself and seen what I am capable of. I’m seeing proof every day that there just might be a God out there controlling everything. Some proof was I recently ran into, on a trail, a neurological scientist who feels that just like me this came from an untreated concussion. He proved that the “ms” actually WAS from an untreated concussion. I wasn’t taking care of myself as well and my body slowly lost signal to my left side from the damage from the blow to the head was. HOWEVER,this is not a sob story. I’m told by these nuero gurus that I truly CAN heal this; Which I’ve also always believed to a degree. So I am spending my time now doing a lot of extensive physical therapy and hiking to keep my morale up and being grateful for as much as possible every day and trying to become closer to God/ the universe / Mother Nature so I can understand what he wants of me in this world. It is becoming increasingly difficult to focus on anything when my van has an issue at least every other month. That being that I am on disability income I am unable to get another loan to help out with Yolos most current issues while I hopefully raise enough for a NEW van. I am needing help getting rid of the loans that were taken out to purchase Yolo and maintain the things that keep breaking I need this help so I can continue my journey of finding my place in this world and recovering from the injury. I ultimately want a new van (4x4 Ford E250 van) it will do me no good to try to raise money for this until I get rid of the other repair debts so I can afford to pay for my insurance on such a brand new fancy van. However immediately I am in trouble with my van having so many issues and not being able to afford them or get more credit to fix them.
So my goal here is to raise actually $70000 to get out from under the loans and their payments and start fresh with Yolo2. My current Yolo has a rather decent rear main seal leak and it is getting worse. I just drove from Cortez Co to Kanab Ut ... about 5 hours and the day after my oil change. Something told me to pull over in Page Az. (About 45 min from Kanab...)
I pulled over and got some help. My oil was almost empty! Well, we put 2 quarts in! It was actively dripping. I don’t know what a rear mean seal is but I know that it requires removing the transmission and may be suspending the engine in order to fix it it’s like an $1800 job… depending on where I can get help and it will be more that they find wrong because well it’s an old van. I know i have a cracked reserve tank for my coolant and my headlights don’t allow me to see. I would be so grateful for some help. $70000 is my goal that I have set. For my repair dept and my new van and taxes that come with a go fund me. Please help me on my healing journey. Please help me keep my independence and my own home
My Sincerest Gratitude , Margaret