Walk With Purpose

Welcome....   This is simple, really.  Last year my wife and I had our entire life stolen, when someone broke into our storage unit, and stole literally EVERYTHING we owned.  Save for some clothes, and a few sentimental items, everything of value was gone. The storage company's insurance company rejected our claims outright for a "lack of proof".   Kinda hard to prove what you had with receipts, when those were stolen too.  Then, a month later, my wife left me for another man. Left me on the side of the road with my truck, and my cat.  Wouldn't have been so bad, except that I have no living family, and am not native to where my ex-wife and I were living. Add to that, I'm a mild epileptic, and finding work is difficult, plus keeping a drivers license is a challenge.  I used to build gaming computers, and make YouTube content.  But now, I cant even hardly log in to check my e-mail. or fill out a job app, as I'm using a donated laptop that is 11 years old.

   2020 has been a horrific year.  I was violently assaulted while in my vehicle one night, (had the window smashed out, and was dragged from my van) which required 6 stiches to close my lip, and the worst black eye I've ever had.  (Apparently the suspect didn't even spend a night in jail)  Now my van is dying, only one door on it works, and its missing the window.  I cannot walk away from my van for fear it will be robbed, or just gone, along with my cat, Little Bear.

   I'm asking for money at this point, to help replace my van, and acquire a new laptop, so that I can get back into school, and start my business again.  I HATE asking for help, and need to be self-sufficient, but at this point, I have to ask.  There are no resources left in the state I live in.  The homeless drug addicts have milked the system to the point where about all I can get is a day old PB&J, and a shower once a week. 

   I am employed.  But Wu-Flu, and politics have caused innumerable delays, changes, policy reforms, and just general corporate b.s. that does nothing but reduce hours, or in some cases, just have me waiting 10 plus days for an interview, when I thought to pick up a second job, only to STILL be waiting a month later for my back-ground check paperwork, (approved for hire) from the corporate office, to be entered into their computer system, so my store manager can put me on the schedule. (Total run-on sentence there. I hope it conveys the general level of frustration, and pillar-to-post pointlessness)

   I appreciate anyone who has taken the time to read this.  I didn't know what else to do, to be honest, until someone suggested I try this.  I don't have high hopes, but I am un-willing to not try.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask, I try to be an open book about this situation, as embarrassing as it is.  Thank you so much for your compassion, and willingness to help me Walk With Purpose again.  

                                                                                                                Marcus Kerensky


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Marcus Kerensky 
Gladstone, OR

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