HIV Positive

Hi there! Hope this message finds you in good and safe health.

I never really thought I would have to use this platform if at all to ask for help instead of helping others out. I don't know where to begin, but I will try to keep it short.

I have had a very troubled childhood fighting Nephrotic Syndrome, kidneys malfunction. I had to go through Chemotherapy, which still has lingering effects with Cataract in my eyes. Hospitals were a playground for the first decade of my life. Unfortunately, during this time I suffered sexual abuse too which anchored my preference to be with people of the same gender.

Despite all this, I never gave up and studied very very hard during high school to get into a college and have a sustainable job. I recently moved to Canada, and here I found the person I fell in love with. Some time into our relationship, we discovered that my first and recently found partner was diagnosed with HIV. It took a toll on me and I thought God gives happiness with conditions. Nevertheless, I developed intense respect and love for my partner for staying strong while fighting through this.

We have chosen to stick by each other. They work in the frontline at a medical lab earning a hand to mouth wage and I am highly concerned for their well being with all the COVID situation. They cannot afford to quit their job to be able to continue to support their insurance for daily antiviral medicines.

Recently they have been feeling very fatigued, a side-effect from the medication. I want to provide them with the resources so that they can stop working at the frontline given their health condition and build a skill set in a year so that they can work from home in the long term.

Their medicines come out to be around $1000/month. They are very talented in Video Editing, however, do not have formal training to find a related job. I want them to get a formal certification course, from the money raised with this fund, to be able to find a remote working job that might be able to support their health in the long term.

Thanks for reading our story, we have decided to be with each other through this life. We will be highly obligated to any help from your end. :)

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