Help Lisa Ortega Save Her Home-

If you’re reading this thank you. I hope your life is happy, healthy and fulfilled. I’ve come to my last straw and that is asking my friends and basically anyone willing for help. I don’t know what else to do. 

About six months ago I came down with mono although I didn’t know it at the time. I had just gotten a temp job and couldn’t figure out why I felt so awful. Since I was trying to prove myself at the new job I pushed through it until my legs literally just gave out one day and I started having awful pain in my side. I went to urgent care and was admitted to the hospital because my liver values and other numbers were really bad. I had gotten what they call EBV Hepatitis or Epstein Barr induced Hepatitis from letting the mono go untreated. As I was uninsured it also came with a 30,000 hospital bill. I was unable to return to work immediately and was let go from my temp job. Thanks to red tape my unemployment never came through and although I’ve been trying to find employment, even walking dogs and doing short term temp jobs I haven’t gotten anything perm. I’m on food stamps. I can barely feed my animals. I am facing the awful choice right now if putting my Cat Bubby to sleep after 18 years because something is wrong and I don’t even have the money to do that. I’m behind on my mortgage and close to losing my house and car. Some things have been shut off like cable and internet and Utilities are going to be shut off. I have an interview coming up for a perm job and Hoping so much it will pan out but the stress of all of this is just too much now. I am exhausted. I am so scared I will be homeless with all of my animals on the street. Please, if you can help I would be so grateful. I no longer have family to turn to. I only have friends. Some of you have been a huge help to me already in the form of meals, taking care of my animals when I was too weak to get up and in the hospital. Thank you so much for all you have done for me - especially my neighbors. I could not have gotten through the past few months without you.  

This is embarrasing to write and so hard to share... we all want people to think we are strong and capable. I am strong and I am capable but I have my limits and I have reached mine. Thank you in advance if you are able to help.
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Lisa Ortega 
Organizer
San Diego, CA
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