Replace young Sara's stolen laptop
Organized by: Hollybelle Mayhew
Sara is 22 years old. She has PTSD from childhood trauma. She has a learning disorder. She spent her childhood in the Foster care roulette wheel . When she turned 18 and the free money stopped, her adoptive parents tossed her into the snow. She lived in cars, on the streets, then for awhile with her rapist and his parents. She got a job at Wendy's . The Wendy's was held up by an armed robber. They blamed Sara for opening the door. Sara was traumatised by the man with the gun. Finally she got into a catholic halfway house for homeless girls. Except they dont believe in psychology and they punish her for symptoms of her PTSD and learning disability. They failed to help her with her college classes and instead threatened to throw her into the streets for not following rules. She tried to kill herself . She failed but later spent a month in intensive care with septicaemia and nearly died twice. She went back in hospital a month later with severe ulcers and perforated intestines from stress. When she got out things began to look better. She had real friends in her online community (us) . And looked forward to getting disability income. She got a laptop computer through her school program. She was trying to find work. She was learning social skills. Her friends online helped her cope without harming herself. Then she fell on ice and dislocated her spine. Her grandmother, "the only person who had ever cared", had a stroke. They asked Sara if they should terminate life support. Sara struggled on with pain and mourning and sorrow but a brave smile. Sara still thinks she wants to become a veterinarian. She loves working with animals . And they seem to love her. Today the halfway house allowed an unknown person to enter, get into Sara's room and steal her laptop computer and her pain medications. The halfway house says they dont have insurance. The police say even with video footage the probably wont find her laptop. Sara asks why all these thing keep happening to her? Why the pain wont stop. Why do things get worse just as they get better? Were her friends. We love young Sara with her ulcers at age 22, and her quirky moods. But we dont have the answers to those questions. All we have is love for Our Sara. And we need to raise enough to replace her Apple Laptop. But none of us has any money either. So here we are. Can you help? Holly, One of Sara's many friends.