An unexpected move...

The last 4years of my life have been challenging. I was diagnosed with cancer and required surgery for the same. I had a life threatening infection in my leg, requiring 5 surgeries and IV antibiotics for 2 ½ months.  This has left me primarily in a wheelchair while I undergo physical therapy to regain my strength and mobility.  I have lost all vision in my left eye and have only partial vision in my right eye (all of this can be corrected by future surgeries). There's more but, I will spare you. I've persevered and have tried to maintain a good outlook despite all of the hardships I have encountered. But, the latest calamity took me by surprise. After 12 years of happily living in the same apartment, a new management company took over and I found I have to move...quickly.


I have been able to pay my rent where I am living now but, the cost of renting has risen dramatically.  And since I wasn't planning to move, I don't have the funds necessary to pull this off.  I find myself financially embarrassed.  I hate being in this position. I am not good at asking for help. I am self reliant and when younger I could always pull a rabbit out of a hat. Not this time. As young in spirit as I am, the myriad of illnesses and problems have me feeling my age. For the first time in my life, I doubt my ability to get through this.

So many people have asked that I set up a Go Fund Me page. Someone actually did this for me and I took it down (a person I didn't even know, criticized me for doing this.  I was humiliated and terribly upset by what happened). So, agreeing to post this now is very hard for me to do. But, I see that I must unless I want to find all of my belongings tossed to the curb.

I wish to thank everyone who has wished me well, offered suggestions or, said they would help. You concern for me has touched my heart. I have always endeavored to try and do things for others and I promise to pay forward what all of you have done for me now. Thank you for helping to see me through this difficult time in my life.  It really does take a village...
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    • 29 mos
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    • $50 
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    • $25 
    • 33 mos
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    • $25 
    • 33 mos
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    • $50 
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Marina Jason 
Organizer
Chicago, IL
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