Hey, everyone. I initially created my gofundme to help raise enough money to move out from my current living situation and ultimately find a safe space for well being. I turn to the Internet once again to emphasize on my safety because I don’t have enough support in my real life day to day. I ask that if no one can donate at this time to share and repost this story.
Over the last few years, I’ve been recovering from trauma in a previous relationship where it led to my move in NYC. During my stay in the city, I’ve been bouncing around different jobs and also dealing with medical issues that are still present. I take five different medications that I need daily. I had a stable living situation until I was sexually assaulted by one of the people I stayed with and moved out August 2020. My current living situation hasn’t been the easiest transition while recovering psychological trauma and also working two jobs to make ends meet. In February 2021, I tried to kill myself because I was going through a deep depressive episode and I quit one of my part time jobs to regather myself mentally. I didn’t see any hope on recovering from past trauma and the grief I was experiencing at the time. Things hasn’t let up for me since my suicide attempt. On Sunday night, I was sexually assaulted by someone I was close with. Someone that I’ve known for years and also knows where I live. I don’t feel safe being where I am, much less feel safe pressing charges because of who the person is to me. I ask today and moving forward to please share this story. I don’t have much support outside from my online following. I appreciate people who’ve already donated on my prior fundraiser and shown me the most support. From the bottom of my heart, I love you to pieces.
- Leah Rivera
- Shelby Scheels
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