Organized by: Fariyal Hassan
Hello my name is Fariyal and I am 21 years young. I recently became a mother in January and I welcomed my beautiful baby girl Athena into the world! Best thing to happen to me. Why this is so important to me is because I need help paying the bills that came with the pregnancy. I was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum (extreme nausea), which totally sucked butt and that also included endless trips to the E.R because of severe stomach pains. Since I couldn't hold any food down, I had to stay in the hospital and get hooked up to an IV with electrolytes and vitamins that my body needed. I couldn't pay anything because I lost my job (thank you hyperemesis gavidarum) but I wanted to make sure my baby was OK so I went anyways. On January 26 my baby girl arrived, but a couple months too early. She was so small I couldn't believe my eyes. I didn't think she was even going to make it. Three pounds and mine ounces. For the past couple of months, I've been struggling to get by. Its hard when the joy of your life is crying and you're doing everything you possibly can to make it better but it's just not enough. Formula and diapers are so expensive especially when you don't make enough to buy it. She still has to grow so that's going to be even more formula and diapers. It gives me anxiety just thinking about I also struggle with severe depression and anxiety so that makes taking care of a little one extremely difficult. Thinking of someone other than yourself is such a big responsibility. I try to keep telling myself it'll get better, but I'm still trying to figure it out. I've already been to the hospital for attempted suicide and hopefully it won't come to that again. All in all, I'm just trying to get my life sorted out and get everything in order. I didnt want our lives to start out in debt but with your help, I can speed up the process of starting new.