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Kelly's life recovery

Organized by: KELLY Ingles

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THE STORY:

My name is Kelly Ingles, I am a 44 year old single mother that was at one time very proud of how independent I was and fortunate enough to provide a good life for my children. That all changed October 18, 2008. I suffered a work related injury (long thoracic nerve damage) and was not able to return to my job. Unfortunately the workers compensation system is not set up to help the injured worker as it was intended to do and I spent 2 years seeing multiple doctors, doing physical therapy, going to college and fighting the insurance company. In the end I was so broke and in danger of losing my home that I had to take the settlement that was offered rather than spend another 2 years fighting the system. I ended up with 2 years of back pay and had to pay all my medical bills. By the time I dug myself out of the hole I was in I was broke and still injured with no insurance. I finished my BS in Psychology and searched for a job but because all my previous experience was manual labor it has been VERY hard to even get a few interviews. I did finally find a “nice office job” like my Doctor suggested but that has ended up doing nothing but make the injury worse. I don’t know if the now 4 bulging disc in my neck are because of the nerve damage and constant use of my arm or if the disc’s are causing my nerve pain to become worse. So I will be seeing my 9th Dr in a couple weeks in hopes that they can find a way to end my pain. Meanwhile I am out of work. My last Doctor told me to find a job that doesn’t require the use of my upper body!?! And she told me I should apply for disability. Well I am sorry but I have no desire to live in poverty for the rest of my life! I have dreams and ambition and I am working on building my own business. Unfortunately due to my job loss in 2008 my credit has taken a beating and I just can’t get a loan. I am caught in a couple vicious circles. First with my injury and now with finances. I feel like I am sinking into a den of hopelessness. I have ALWAYS been one of those people that have been able to just take life as it comes and you just deal with the bumps in the road and move on but this has me in such despair I feel like it is consuming me. I need to get this business off the ground and I need to be able to provide my family a home. I do not want to be in this position that I have to beg anyone for help but here I am. I am desperately trying to earn money anyway I can but I can’t do it without help. Here is a link to my Facebook page business that I am trying to get off the ground. Once I have inventory I can start scheduling pop up parties and personal home shopping. https://www.facebook.com/groups/927818500645077/

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