Twice this year, due to the monthly amounts I pay on my student loans and the medical balance cited above, I nearly didn't make rent. If not for the kindness of a few friends and family members, I would have been in serious trouble. The radius in which I'm able to work, wherever I live at any given time, is limited; I have always been unable to drive due to my Autism Spectrum diagnosis and related cognitive impairment. I have been in my current city for two years, and the transit situation here is patchy. I have never been paid enough to accrue savings; my monthly medications and other necessary treatment are expensive even with insurance.
I firmly believe that if I can get out of medical debt, I will be able to start saving. I have put out over 200 teaching applications in the past two years, and I continue to apply for any position for which I know I would be qualified. I don't necessarily have the kind of so-called inspirational story that many donors like to see, but my struggle is representative of so many similar invisible ones. My immediate to long-term survival depends on my ability to get out of debt. I have nothing to offer but gratitude and the words I put out into the world.
I will not be sharing this on more than one or two social media platforms, so thank you for taking a moment to read. If you wish to share my link with others, I would be fine with you doing so. The amount of money I need is just high enough that I feel like an imposition even having set this up, but I also know that people like me often end up in dire circumstances if their situations don't improve within a reasonable amount of time. I'll be posting regular payment screenshot updates as funds become available to me, and I’m grateful for your support!
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