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Help Sick Abuse Survivor Start Over

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Raised by 37 people in 5 months
I'm a disabled woman living with C-PTSD on top of several neuroimmune diseases, which now includes the first stages of MS. I have finally separated from the entire network that was my abusive "family," but I had to go into debt to make that escape possible due to multi-faceted financial abuse (the number one reason victims of abuse cannot leave).

I need help paying off the costs of having to immediately pack up and move to safety, completely on my own, without any help from anyone after being controlled and isolated and abused for YEARS by the very people who made me believe they were there to help.

I'm currently in a financial hole I simply CANNOT dig myself out of without help. If nothing changes, I will be barely surviving (if that) for the next 5-6 YEARS at the very least, even if nothing else were to go wrong within that entire time frame... And we all know life doesn't work that way. I've been consistently losing weight from rationing food and have already wiped out my savings trying to mediate all of this, to little avail.

I'm just asking for your help in making this right. "They" did everything they could to purposefully sabotage my relationships, my health, my finances, my connections to the outside non-abusive world, even my access to my own resources, but I believe in a God of Justice, a future where I come out full of Victory and Healing, instead of being reminded every single month for the next 5-6 years of all the torment they caused, every time I go to pay back the debt. 

I don't use my personal Facebook, because my abusers and their webs of lies are all on show there. But GoFundMe says, "Sharing your GoFundMe on Facebook can increase donations by 350%" so if you could please share it to yours on my behalf, that'd be wonderful. 

Thank you endlessly if you donated any amount at all to help me restore my life, and no matter what, please share this fundraiser.

-- Kit

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This fundraiser has been running for a few months now and I'm about to close it. There was a lot more information here, partly for the people who've known me for years and might've wondered how this happened to someone who managed to keep it under wraps for so long (at least online), and partly for people who had NO idea who I was but happened across it. But I figure now, if someone is going to help, they'll help, and if not, there's nothing I can say to arouse empathy that doesn't exist in them. Those who were moved to help will have a permanent place in my heart; you may never understand how much it has changed my life. 
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Hi everyone, I'm posting a photo of the check I received from the program the fundraising money was sent to; hence my State Treasurer having to sign off on it, the info from the state capital, etc. I of course blotted out critical information or just numbers I didn't know the purpose for, to be safe. I don't think I mentioned but the LA-ABLE program requires beneficiaries to make minimum withdrawals of $200, so whatever money is in the account right now will be there until the minimum amount is crossed so that I can access it. I just had a $250 emergency come up (of course, because that's how life works, isn't it) so things have been set back more than I hoped. At the slow rate I'm able to pay things off due to disability, that's another ten months minimum added to my payment plan, and with interest will total closer to $400 instead of $250. I'm trying not to think about how long it's going to take to be free, or if it's even possible because of the number of things that are bound to come up between now and the next several years. A payment plan is at least better than death. I have successfully closed my website and social media so I can focus on moving forward, and my other accounts that only remind me of where I've been, not where I'm going. I was surprised to find that asking for help on some of the other platforms on which I had accounts, was not even allowed, and my requests were taken down, so if you could continue to share, or would consider sharing this fundraiser if you haven't, it would be beyond appreciated.
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$320/$2000. This means I'm 16% closer to being free. 16% closer to no longer rationing food. 16% closer to affording ALL the meds that support my living and keep me out of hospitals. 16% closer to focusing on something other than survival. 16% closer to me being able to GIVE BACK. I say a prayer for every one of you, but if you haven't gotten a personal Thank You message please know that WILL happen as soon as I get myself together. Trying to maintain weight with the poor-quality-but-higher-calorie foods, in combination with running out of my enzymes a couple weeks ago, appears to have weakened my gut lining, because I just got food poisoning for the second time in four months. I know I can heal that part--I've done it before--but it will require those enzymes, foods I'm actually able to digest (and enough of them), and the muscle strength to cook. I was already feeling much stronger (in comparison) since being on my regular dosage of mitochondrial meds, before the infection struck, so I know once I recover from this I'll be able to cook again. There was something else I wanted to say but this paragraph already took 45 minutes to write, and I am.. exhausted. Just, again: Thank you, thank you, thank you! -- Kit
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Because of the generosity of today's supporters alone, I will be able to purchase the medications I need to adjust my myalgic encephalomyelitis medications back to NORMAL STRENGTH, instead of the half dosing I mentioned. The effects of this disease are such that simple daily living tasks take the same amount of energy from my muscles that someone else's might use for a 3-hr workout. Can you imagine feeling the same weakness and burn you'd feel after a long gym session, after just washing a few dishes? These meds help me recover more quickly and stay ahead of the curve. Today will be day one of finally going back on my regular dosing! Here's hoping my campaign will continue to garner support and that I won't EVER have to decrease them again. Thank you! -- Kit
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