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Oct
14th
2016

I'm Going Through A Difficult Time And Fundraiser · 5:38pm Oct 14th, 2016

A month or so ago my mom was diagnosed with Vikings Disease which causes bones and joints to curl up to the point where they can't be used anymore. There is no known cure for it. My mom got it from an injury at her job where she shattered her shoulder bones and all of the bones in her wrist. This caused her body to sustain a lot of trauma that triggered the recessive genetic disorder.

Since this has happened I have seen my mom in pain every day and basically watched her health deteriorate in front of me. On top of this she is having problem with her teeth but neither one of us can afford dental care or anything at the moment. So it's just been hard to see my mom basically falling apart in front of me and there is nothing I can do to fix the problem besides just try to help her rub her hands, take her to physical therapy when I get away from working, and just pray she will get better.

Because of my depression, social anxiety, ptsd, agoraphobia, and other physical/ emotional disorders I work out of the house but only bring in half of the rent. This is do to the trauma from my very abusive childhood, abuse at school, and extensive abuse in the workplace. My mom is going to doctors appointments and hasn't been able to find any work due to her condition. So we are in a very financially hard place right now.

My mom was denied payments from workmen's comp after getting diagnosed with Vikings Disease and we have no way of covering the extra portion of the rent each month. She was able to get an attorney for her workman's comp case, but her attorney won't be able to reinstate her monthly payments for another three months.

We are still trying to find a disability attorney to get her monthly disability payments in addition to workman's compensation. But her current attorney told her that she probably won't see any money from disability for one to two years, the way the current legal system works in my state.

We only have three more weeks to find the rest of the money or we will be kicked out of our place.

We faced a similar issue last month but somehow we managed to pull through thanks to the kindness of some of my mom's close friends.

However, we still have next month, the month of December, and possibly January to worry about. We are about $1000.00 short of what we need each month. This is including debt we owe from the previous months where we have barely scraped by. So you can see how this is a big issue and something I'm trying not to let it bother me too much. But it does take its toll on my daily worrying whether or not we will make it through.

We've tried getting help from as many agencies as possible to get financial assistance but it's been hard. A lot of agencies have very specific requirements, like you have to have a child under the age of eighteen, you have to be a certain gender, a certain race, or certain religion to receive any financial help.

This whole experience has made me wonder why they have to divide the community services up in the way they do, when I believe that help should be accessible to everyone, despite their demographic. But unfortunately the way the system is, you have to meet very specific requirements to receive any kind of help.

We went to a pawn shop recently as well as a local used book store and sold what few possessions we had left in hopes that it would at least give us enough money to drive to a local shelter and cover other various expenses that come with moving (forced or not). We were only able to make fifty dollars from that venture at the end of the day, but we tried our best.

We are continuing trying to find as many resources as possible, but with only thee weeks left, it is looking like we will be homeless at the end of this month. And that doesn't even begin to cover the problems we will potentially face in November, December or January.

My mom and I have been facing various issues for seven years now. We've been chased down by a family member who intends us harm. On top of that, we've always had something come up which hasn't allowed for us to save up.

When we first moved to the valley to escape my step dad, my mom and I lived with a publisher. My mom did the marketing and I did her website. But one day the publisher decided she didn't want to pay us and threw us on the street, so that was the first time we were homeless.

Shortly after we lived with a roommate who kept asking for more and more money (ripping us off) until my mom And I couldn't afford it and had to move.

The third place we lived in got flooded out and we literally had to leave with very limited resources within a week.

The place we lived now was infested with bed bugs shortly after which caused us to get rid of all of our furniture and most of our clothes. We still don't have any beds to sleep on because we can't afford it.

Now we are in a worst situation. We've been going through a hard time since my mom got her work Injury back in April. And it's only a miracle that we haven't been homeless for five months.

My mom was receiving a disability payments for her work injury but they cut her off when they learned about her Vikings Disease.

So now we are in a situation where we literally have no way of paying for the rest of the rent. And that brings us to where we are now.

I don't want anyone to be worried about our situation but I just want everyone to keep my mom and I in your prayers. We need lots of prayer and positive energy right now. Both would be very much appreciated.

Just continue to keep my mom and I in your prayers and send positive energy our way. And if you could find it in your heart to help us reach our goal to help us cover the expenses for the next three months, or know of anyone who would be willing to help with our expenses, we would appreciate it very much.

Due to the recommendations of some of my mom's friends and some of my friends on here, we have set up a GoFundMe campaign at this link: https://www.gofundme.com/financial-help-for-a-difficult-time-2u5bpqs

I am not sure if this will help but I decided to at least give it a shot.

Thank you to everyone who has emotionally supported my mom and I through theses difficult and send prayers/ positive energy our way. It is very much appreciated.

I hope that I can always be here to offer friendship, comforting words, advice, and other kinds of support to all of my friends as well.

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Comments ( 194 )

I'm really sorry about your mom, I pray that she will get better.
Although I can't give money, I would like to help you anyway that I can, just name it. If you want to just talk I'm here. Feel free to PM me anytime. I'm sorry, I know this is no excuse but please if there is anything I can do to help just let me know. Good luck. :pinkiesad2: :heart:

*snugs her sister tight*

4255560 Thank you so much for all of the kind words and emotional support. It truly means a lot to me. I hope that I can always be here to offer you advice, friendship, and support as well. Many hugs to you my friend.

4255561 Thank you so much, sister. Many hugs for you as well.

4255591 I appreciate all of the support and kindness you have showed me through all of this. It means a lot to me. Many hugs and snuggles to you, my friend. :)

4255595 It doesn't seem like you have any sins to me. You seem like a pretty cool person. ;)

*Hugs* I'll be praying...

4255598 Nope. None that I can think of. :)

4255600 Thank you so much for the prayers and encouraging words as I am going through these difficult times. They truly mean a lot to me. I very much appreciate the emotional support and friendship you have shown me as I am going through these difficult times. I hope that I can always me here to offer you advice, friendship, and support as well. Many hugs and snuggles to you.

4255602 Thank you kindly, my friend. Just keep sending prayer and positive thoughts my way. Those always help when things seem like they are impossible. :)

I'm sorry this is happening to you and your family. I'll be keeping you in my prayers. I'd send a billion dollars your way if I could, but alas, you already know my situation. I will always offer support as a friend though. That much I can do. :twilightsmile:

4255632 Thank you so much for the prayers and the support, my friend. They both mean a lot to me. I hope I can always be here to offer you friendship, advice, and support as well. Many hugs and snuggles to you.

And I am continuing to pray for you and your family as well. :)

I hope that things can get resolve and that you will all see better times. I am always here if you need someone to talk to.

4255603 I really want everything to be better... you and your mom don't deserve this. You're strong. :heart:

4255789 I appreciate the kind words. They truly mean a lot to me. And I really value your friendship. Keep on being an awesome person.

Things are really tough right now but I am just trying to look on the positive side of things and not let everything get me down.

I look at this as an opportunity to learn how to help other people who might be going through the same thing at some point down the road.

And it just makes me very grateful for all of the true friends I have in my life. You guys are all amazing and I am honored to call you all my friends.

4255853 *Hugs tightly* I'm honored you're my friend, too. You are a very strong willed and caring person, and though things are hard right now, you aren't letting that defeat you. :heart: That's something to be proud of.

You guys have made it this far which speaks volumes about you and your mothers levels of inner strength and willpower. My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to you!

4255930 Your kind words mean a lot to me. I appreciate them greatly. I am very happy and honored to have you as my friend as well. Keep on being an amazing person. :heart:

4255951 Your prayers and friendship both mean a lot to me. I appreciate your continued support as we are facing these difficult times. I will always be here if you need someone to talk to, encouragement, advice, friendship, or support as well. Many hugs to you. Keep on being an awesome person.

Sadly, I don't have money to send. But I hope eveything gets alright. *hugs*

4255979 It's okay. I very much appreciate you taking the time to read everything. Just keep my mom and I in your prayers and send positive thoughts/ energy our way. Thank you so much for all of your support and friendship as I am going through these difficult times. Many hugs and snuggles to you. Keep on being awesome. :)

4255981
You're welcome. :twilightsmile:

You know by now mate that you aren't alone on here, or out there. I am certain that God won't let you go, if you don't let Him go.

I'll keep you in my prayers mate.

*hugs you* im here for you im sorry about your mom i wish i could help :ajsleepy: im going to pray for Both of u that i Can atleast do

4255984 It is very much appreciated. Many more hugs and snuggles for you. :)

4255985 I have faith that God will see us through. Thank you so much for all of you prayers. They truly mean a lot to me. I appreciate all of the support and friendship that you have showed me as I've been going through these difficult times. I am always here if you need encouragement, advice, friendship, or support as well. Feel free to send me a message any time. Many hugs and snuggles to you.

4255987 I really believe that the prayers of other people have gotten us through this far. So your kind words and prayers as we are going through this difficult time are very much appreciated. Thank you so much for your friendship and support. I am very grateful for both. Many hugs and snuggles you. I am always here if you need someone to talk to, advice, support, or friendship as well.

4256007 Thank you so much my friend. Keep on being awesome. :heart:

I will pray.

Please keep hoping and stay safe, and May God bless you and your mother!

4256068 Thank you so much for all the encouraging words and prayer as my mom and I are going through these difficult times. It truly means a lot to us both. I am always here if you need advice, help, encouragement, friendship or support as well. Feel free to send me a message any time.

Many hugs and snuggles to you. Keep on being an awesome person. And may you have many blessings for the kindness you have shown my mom and I in our time of need.

4256071 Aw, gawrsh... :twilightblush:

But seriously, thanks for the great reply. I'm sorry this has happened to you guys, and I hope it gets better very soon.

4256084 I very much appreciated the kind comments and all of your support. Both are very much appreciated. :heart:

And you are very welcome. Keep on being awesome.

4256000 And to you as well mate. :twilightsmile:

4256123 Thank you very much my friend. It is very much appreciated. :heart:

4256161 You have my prayers. And maybe something else.... But it will involve a rooster, a knife, and the bones of a divine mailman..... So I'm not sure if THAT would actually accomplish anything.

4256263 Thank you for the encouraging words and prayers, my friend. They mean a lot to me. I appreciate your friendship and support as I am going through these difficult times. Many hugs to you.

*hugs* How did everything go with section 8 housing?

I'm be praying and hoping things go well for the both of you.

4256391 We were given all of the details but we still have to work on filling out a bunch of paperwork. So we are working on that now.

My mom's attorney also told her that she has a solid case against the workman's comp people, so there is good news on that front. We are hoping that they will reach a settlement out of court and give my mom the back payments she deserved to receive for the months she was unemployed.

Thank you so much for keeping my mom and I in your prayers and sending good energy our way. I appreciate your continued support and friendship as we've been going through these difficult times.

Many hugs to you, my friend.

4256423 Thank you truly for the kind and encouraging words. They mean a lot. If you ever need anyone to talk to, encouragement, advice, friendship or support I will always try to make myself available as well. Feel free to message me anytime.

Thank you so much again for your support as my mom and I have been going through these difficult times. Many hugs and snuggles to you. I wish you a very blessed week.

4256456 You are more than welcome.

I'm sorry... I wish I could help, I hope you guys get through these hard times, and I'll be praying for you and your mom tonight. Wish you guys the very best, in the least.

Maybe this song could be a little inspiration? Though I'll warn you to look up the lyrics first to see if it's something you want to hear, I don't want to make you feel worse emotionally. It's Hard Times by Matchbox Twenty.

4256541 It is very much appreciated. Many hugs and snuggles to you. :heart:

4256612 Thank you so much for the kind and encouraging words. They mean a lot to us both. We very much appreciated the prayers and positive energy you are sending our way. Many hugs and snuggles to you. Keep on being awesome.

And thank you so much for sharing that song. I enjoyed listening to it. :heart:

As I've said before, I'll keep you both in my prayers :fluttershysad:

4257081 Thank you kindly my friend. Your prayers mean a lot to me.

I appreciate all of the friendship and support that you have showed me as I've been going through these difficult times. It is greatly appreciated.

And if you happen to want to spread the word about this feel free to post a link to this journal entry in a group here on the site or even in your own blog. Just make sure it is a link to this blog and not the fundraiser itself as it is against site rules to post direct links to fundraisers in groups.

Thank you so much for all of your encouraging words and support as my mom and I have been going through all of this. Many hugs and snuggles to you. :heart:

4257101

I'll make a blog post first thing tomorrow. Right now though I'm at the point of falling asleep on my keyboard.

4257791 Thank you so much for taking the time to do that my friend. It is very much appreciated. :heart:

4258042

I said first thing tomorrow, and I couldn't live up to that...but I will do it now. :(

4260046 I am grateful that you took the time to make that blog post today. It was very much appreciated. :heart:

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