I'm at a nursing home in Chicago, desperately trying to raise funds to get out. I have a place to stay in Vermont. But I need money for motels, travel, food, camping gear, etc. This is an emergency situation. People are dying here. Please help if you can. Even ten bucks makes a difference.
HOW I GOT HERE
After seven hospitalizations for major depression, anxiety and suicide attempts in 2017, I moved into a nursing home for the mentally ill. I lost my job and place after my significant other of 11 years left me. I later lost all of my belongings, including photographs and, worst of all, a file box filled with twenty years' worth of handwritten journals, novels, etc.-thousands of pages of material-when my storage unit was auctioned off.
I've found some stability, though I'm still suffering major depression, anxiety and panic disorder. I have no income and am looking for a little help while I await approval for disability insurance for my illnesses. I'm involved with an organization which will then get me an apartment, paying 2/3 of my rent.
I have hope and motivation again. I'm writing and reading at least six hours a day and plan to start a paralegal certification program next fall.
I'm not starving but need pocket money so I can have some semblance of a normal and social life.
I don't need or expect much but every little bit helps. Thanks to all who have helped and who can help in the coming months. Bless your hearts!
- Shoma Krishna
- Jeff Geringer
- laura Smith
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more