Moving expense so I can get to where I will have help
Organized by: Kimberly Christensen
Here is my story, some of you may already know this but many of you don’t. About a year and a half ago I started having numbness and tingling in my feet and hands, originally I thought it was because I was cold, it was winter and freezing in my apartment. Gradually, it became worse and starting spreading up both my legs. I was still able to walk at this point. In July, of 2015, I moved to Pleasant Hill, IA. I started questioning the doctors about what could be wrong, I had a neuropathy test done and that was negative. In late September, early October, I broke my foot, it was casted for 5 weeks, then in a boot for 2 additional weeks. What came after that is where this gets bad. When I would try and walk, my legs were so numb and tingly and I started having moments of severe weakness in my legs. Since the beginning of this year, I have been in and out of hospital, severe anemia (even had to have a blood transfusion), Low sugar reactions to where I pass out. I have fallen so many times because of the weakness in my legs. Doctors have done several tests, I have a severe vitamin D deficiency, B12 deficiency, severe anemia and as this problem gets more and more severe. I am unable to walk without crutches, cannot stand for a short period of time in one place. I am unable to cook for myself, unable to keep up on housework. I had help from 2 girls, who will remain nameless, they were 19. Well 2 days ago they up and left me high and dry, didn’t say a word. (Karma is a bitch). I am in a state and city where I absolutely have no one to help me. I have found a place to go where I will have some help. I am grateful for that. As of right now, they will remain nameless for several reasons. I however have lost my income, I am unable to work, I am a full-time college student taking online classes. So my dilemma is a few things, I need help going through my stuff and packing up what I am taking with me. I am in the process of selling my furniture to help pay for the move, however I will fall way short of enough. I also need help with living every day until I have enough money to move. Like cooking meals and little errands if I need something from store. I have been looking around locally for help, nothing as of right now. I am seriously at the end of my rope. I have in the last 4 years helped other people, feed them, sometimes gave them a place to stay for a few days, and now when I need help no one is there for me. I am the type of person who hates asking others for help. In the last 9 years of living in Iowa, I have literally lived with little money trying to get my education so that I can better myself and get a good job. Most of you don’t know what it’s like to go without food, I always helped my kids before me, I have gone without underwear and other essentials so that my kids had what they needed. And yes, most of you know that I am an addict to prescription pills, and I have been clean for 6 years, yes I screwed up. Addiction is a disease; I am just glad that I beat it! This certainly has made me a stronger person. Judge me if you want, but God has been there for me, I know I am a better person and I feel the guilt every day for hurting my family, especially my children. So, if you want to turn your head and say that I deserve all this that is fine, but I know that God will send help. Thank you all for reading this!