I'm not looking for donations, and I feel like a loser right now for even asking for help with this. I make and sell my artwork and right now I'm not doing very well with it. I've been dealing with a chronic illness and I just need to make $80 to square away my internet bill for this month so I can keep my business going.
You can look into my post history to see some of my artwork and I am more than happy to make anything custom if anyone's interested. I'm selling most of the stuff in my shop at discounted prices just to try and make ends meet. My shop is here.
I really want to thank anyone that helps and I'm more than happy to pay it forward when times are easier for me financially.
I just got out of the hospital. I was admitted after becoming psychotic, paranoid, and emotionally unstable after an extended series of events made my schizophrenia and PTSD symptoms unmanageable. Additionally, these same events led me to question my identity, gender, and sexuality, which was the primary catalyst for a meltdown on Reddit a little over a week ago after several days without sleep and having several posts/comments trigger me during this time. Currently, I am on a cocktail of three medicines (Saphris, Trazadone, and Seroquel), which are helping and I am more stable, yet I still have a lot of difficulty doing a lot to move forward in my life. I have something of a support system in place, and I am getting a case manager, a peer specialist, a treatment team, and I am seeking out appropriate support groups for my issues.
The series of events mentioned (all links lead to posts/comments I've made on Reddit, and a picture on imgur for additional context):
Last October I flew out to the west coast with my girlfriend to work with what we thought was a humanitarian and environmentally-focused nonprofit. It turned out to be a cult. When we arrived, it was exactly as it had been presented to us, but everything gradually and systematically changed. At the same time, the group discovered our traumas and vulnerabilities and began using them to condition and manipulate us. They created a sort of “pocket reality” by gaslighting me and used my disorder as a means to control me. There was even a planned schism when we began showing signs of questioning if we should stay, which allowed them to retain our loyalty while continuing to twist our realities until we were in a perpetual state of fear. We were controlled by a sociopath who turned us into literal slaves, keeping my girlfriend and I pitted against each other in our distorted worlds. We escaped because after shoveling for 8-10 hours a day in 90-110 degree heat, for pay that we would just have to give back to the project, I attempted to get to the hospital by cutting into my arm. The attempt failed, but it alerted the property owners that something was up and they began asking questions, which ultimately led to us being saved.
My girlfriend broke up with me because I sank into depression after returning home to New York. Combined with the events of the previous six months, we weren’t able to continue with a normal, happy life. Likewise, my questioning of my identity made her uncomfortable, and I felt guilty just for existing as a result.
I had to move back in with my dad, where I’m constantly reminded of my childhood abuse and trauma revolving around my mother's death . I feel compelled to isolate here to cope, and I feel completely alone. Every time I go through the house to eat, or use the bathroom, or do anything besides bunker in my half a room upstairs, I am reminded of something and it perturbs my ability to work on a singular goal for long.
A person that visited the cult while we were there got in touch with me and asked me to ghost write his book. He never paid me a dime. However, he was regularly there for me to vent; he took on the role of someone who legitimately wanted to help me. Then, after thoroughly reaffirming to me in an unprompted, unsolicited exposition of how he had nothing to do with the cult, he said he would get me help. But I had to pay for it, so he wanted my credit card information after determining exactly how much money I had and my address.
A woman I had done work for on Upwork charged me back, leaving me feeling incompetent. I know I’m not, the woman was a rampant narcissist, but I feel that way.
My laptop, which is my primary avenue that I'm attempting to make money is starting to fail. The battery does not charge and needs to be plugged in at all times (I've lost several hours of work just by having the cord jostled). Additionally, the mic is completely broken, and my speakers work only some of the time. Furthermore, I'm noticing errors accumulate; programs don't always work as they should.
I started being unable to sleep. This caused a number of delusions, the most prominent being regular tinnitus that I perceived as the CIA beaming information and commands into my head. I still have this, but not as severe.
Before any of this happened, I had difficulty finding and securing employment. Now, I feel like there’s a brick wall standing in my way. I know that eventually the mental health support that I have will help me secure some disability, but I don’t know how long that will be. I feel hopeless and alone. I’m keeping my mind busy writing and juggling as much as I can, but this pain and fear perpetually lingers under the surface. I’m asking for any assistance anyone can offer (gofundme link). I feel like a bum but it’s 2:38am when I’m writing this and I just want to not worry about my future. I will put the money towards getting out of my father's house, and after that need is met, I will use extra funds to secure a reliable means of transportation (I don't have a license), getting a new laptop for work, and covering basic needs until I secure a reliable income stream. Additionally, if there are any excess funds I want to be able to give something to my ex, who has reached out to me after my stay in the hospital, because she has been traumatized by the events with the cult as well.
Thank you to anyone who took the time to read this, and I cannot thank you enough if you help me in any way. I will consider any funds given to me a debt that I will pay forward to the world in whatever ways I can.
Yes I know some of you will have the argument of "Oh well she should've waited to have more money before getting the dog.". It's a good argument that I respect. However I ask that you read what she has to say.
Hi everyone! I customize/repaint dolls as a way to make money. I want to expand my level of customizations to include disabled children, in such a way to try to help normalize disabilities. So I'm looking for anyone who has a disabled child that will let me try to customize one to encorporate their disability. I will take a bit of time to customize the doll, but I will send it to your child free of charge as a thank you for helping me with this.
I'm currently working with lol dolls because someone gave me some ruined ones. You can see some of my customizations here https://imgur.com/a/CExxRdK
I know those are all girls, but I'm open to try to make boys. Any illnesses or disabilities, amputees, wheelchairs, crutches. I'm open to it all.
If you are interested, please comment and tell me a little about your child, things/colors they like, and a little about their disability.
I will only pick one to begin with Thanks for reading ❤ US only please due to shipping cost.
ETA: I can pick three now thanks to the awesome /u/crankygerbil
My wife has a disease called Loey's-Dietz Syndrome, or LDS for short. As do my two oldest kids. This means we have to travel often to see their doctors many times a year. As we live in SWMO and the doctors are in north central Mo.
My two oldest kids are both on blood pressure medication - at 15 and 13 - to make sure that the pressure on their aneurysms stays low. At their yearly checks, the aneurysms have steadily been growing but so have they so the doctor isn't concerned as of yet. However, they cannot play any kind of contact sport due to the risk that they will be hit in the chest and it will cause a dissection. They also can't participate in PE class at school and aren't supposed to even sprint during running exercises due to the chance of a sudden spike in blood pressure. Roller coasters and movies/video games with jump scares are also out for the same reasons.
Another side effect of LDS that has hit my daughter (who we'll call A) especially hard is that her joints are very flexible and her tendons and ligaments tend to be very pliable and not offer much support to the surrounding bone. Because of this, she had severely in-toeing feet (also known as pigeon-toed) and had to wear ankle braces for a year to try to correct the problem. When that didn't work, her orthopedist recommended surgery to turn the bones in her hips, forcing her feet into the proper position.
Called a femoral osteotamy, the surgery involved breaking A's femur, inserting a stainless steel rod into her leg (from knee to hip), twisting the hip using the rod as a guide until her foot was facing the correct angle, then screwing the rod in place and closing her up. The first of these surgeries was preformed last November. The second was done on June 29th of this year. The first time, A was in the hospital for 2 days, on crutches for 4 months and in physical therapy for 3 months. She's facing the same long, hard recovery this time. She also has to wear prescription orthopedic inserts in her shoes at all times.
My youngest daughter, K, who is negative for LDS, has been having chronic stomach pain for over a year now. She has been clinically diagnosed as being lactose intolerant but even cutting dairy from her diet hasn't helped the pain completely so they are now referring her to a GI specialist and testing her for Celiac's Disease.
On top of all the medical things that myself and my kids are going through, I am also a Type 2 diabetic. My insurance will only pay for part of my medications and test strips for my tester so we're paying approximately $140 a month for just my meds and medical supplies.
Here's where the funding part comes in. We live 4 1/2 hours from the cardiothoracic surgeon, A's orthopedist, and A and B's cardiologist. Also, since A's surgery she's been needing to see her surgeon every 2-4 weeks so that he can check on her progress. That's 500 miles once a month. For gas and food that equals out to a LOT of money on top of the money for our various medications and my wife's medical testing supplies. All the money donated to this fund will go to these things (food and gas for travelling to and from doctor's appointments and paying for medicine and testing supplies).
I know that times are tough for everyone but anything, even a share of this campaign, will help so very much to take some of the financial burden off of us.
Thank you in advance!
Hello Reddit, its been a long time since i wrote on all of reddit.
Sadly i'm broke right now, kicked from work and home because my religious beliefs contradict that of my family. Hopefully i'm already engaged to start working in month 9. But i dont have money to live until then and especially this week wich i'm already on the brink.
I tried to do works online but i've got very limited offers and not something i can do.
I hope some of you guys could help me and i'm ready to do works for people here if they need something so i can finance myself in August and the last remaining days of July.
Sry bad english, i'm from morocco.
Does anyone know what resources I should look into to try to make this uncomfortable situation less uncomfortable? I have a limited number of couches I can surf on ugh.
I am also a trans guy, so homeless shelters might not be the most comfortable situation. I'm not eligible for any trans youth placements as I'm in my late 20s.
Unfortunately, I'm also unemployed. I'm trying so hard to get hired, having applied to a hundred jobs in the last month. Getting hit with a lot of scammers, unfortunately. Have been signing up for temp agencies too without hearing back. I am seeing a career strategy counselor for help with resume and cover letters. I just graduated in May with a BFA from a school within the city.
What can I do? I'm dying to get hired somewhere, anywhere, to somehow afford someplace to stay starting in the first week of August. I might be able to sell some of my more valuable things and get $400 for the short term if I'm lucky, otherwise, I really don't have any money at all.
I would love to start a blog and this is probably way too much to ask but I’m hoping a student or someone who needs to build a portfolio sees this.
I am in my 20’s and live with a chronic illness. I am great with content creation and I feel like I could learn to take photos but the creating the actual blog blows my mind. I have a vision for what I want but HTML/CSS/Wordpress is all a foreign language to me.
It would just be such a gift if a stranger could set me up with a basic but unique blog. I have a Mac book I’d be blogging from. The blog would be centered around life with a chronic illness. I could pay you but not a ton unfortunately as I’m back in school as part of my journey.
At the end of February, I found a female dog shot and beaten on the side of the road. She was rushed to the vet, she was so skinny the vet said she didn't seem pregnant. During her recovery at home, on April 3rd the morning of her spaying she gave birth to 7 healthy pups. I have 3 females left, they all have been vetted and spayed. They are well taken care of, I just need good homes. I also have rabies tags and Medical records as proof. I'm not asking for reimbursement for anything, I only want good homes! They are half hound dog, that I know. I have other rescues, so my plate is full. I can provide photos, I live near the Georgia/ Florida line. Pm me if you want to know more. Photos of the pups can be found on r/petadobtion or go thru my profile for post, information is in the comments, I will be happy to answer any questions, one would have to be willing to send me pictures and updates on them,from time to time if possible. I had given one away to someone that wasn't good to them and had to take it back, so that is why I say that, i found out she wasn't feeding it, I told her to bring it back if she couldn't afford food so she did. If one can not afford proper care,then please don't ask, I'm not being rude, I want what's best for them thanks everyone!
ok there is this dog shelter that i go and volunteer time at. they just moved into a warehouse and had it renovated for the dogs to be able to live in they are still trying to settle in and yet winter is getting ready to settle in soon and we do not have a furnace for the dogs.. we are holding fund raisers and garage sales and the sorts trying to get funding soon so we can put the down payment for the furnace.. they are saying we need to be on the list by the second week of August to guarantee our dogs wont freeze! so this is where i come for advice any and all will be accepted!
NO one ever stands alone- and as long as we stand united- we will not fail. In life we failed Lainey- that will not happen again !!
Hi, I like to play video games but I am forced to play on WiFi instead of wired because my route is across the house and a floor above me. Is there anyway I can purchase something to play my Ethernet cord in that can transmit to the router or something like that. Thanks
This year has been very trying for my family, November 2017 my son,7, fell at school in the classroom and threw up an hour later. the school called and blew off the fall and didn't say anything bout the throw up; when I went to pick him up 5 hours later he was completely out of it and the side of his face was bruised with a black eye. We were livid and took him to the local childrens hospital who diagnosed him with a concussion and minor brain bleed. The school did not report it, and became upset because the hospital reported it. The school was investigated, my son missed a month of school until he was cleared to return from his neurologist. The concussion changed him, he is special needs (severe low functioning autism, nonverbal, ataxia, hypotonia, neuromuscular disorder, lyme, gtube dependent etc.) but after the concussion he became violent as soon as he was little frustrated. (we are still trying to find out the right med combo) When he returned to school he came home with odd bruises and would cry and cling to me to avoid going to school. My husband's family was raised in ohio so we looked into schools there (we felt like his teacher was retaliating against him or turning a blind eye if someone else hurt him as he was in a classroom of k through 5th grade) and in January moved to ohio. We stayed at a hotel until March and finally moved into a townhouse. The new school has been amazing for my kids and they have both flourished. In all of this my daughter, 8, was diagnosed with speech problems, and moderate intellectual disability.
Last month we were contacted and told that my son was approved for his adapted bike but we would need to provide the helmet. He uses an adapted bike at school and so we are so excited for him to use one at home. My daughter had a bike in texas but whatever wouldn't fit in our car was donated/sold. This month my husband changed jobs for a better opportunity (offered a management trainee position), which is a huge help for us but it is affecting us financially until we start getting his paychecks on a regular basis. We were getting food stamps but for some reason this month it wasn't on our card, I have an appointment on Monday to find out what is happening but was told that its not a quick process and most likely wont get it fixed until next month (16th) On top of all of this our car had a flat tire and maxed out our credit card yesterday getting a it fixed. We are not opposed to struggle and will work hard to dig ourselves out of this but I know we wont have the extra for her bike in time and I really don't want to have to explain to her why her brother has a bike and she doesn't. (mentally she is 4-5 and wont understand)
So basically any extra money we thought we could come up with will be going to food and bills. So I was wondering if anyone can help me get a bike and/or helmets for my kids so that they can ride their bikes together. My daughter needs an 18" with training wheels (she loves the shopkins one but Walmart has some cheaper than it, while its one of the cheapest on amazon) we have been looking at the thrift stores but we haven't found any in her size. There is also a pair of gloves on the amazon wishlist; my son is obsessed with Spider-Man and the last few months he has started biting his hand/wrist to the point of blood, bruising and bite marks that last for days. we were recommended something like them so when he bites it wont hurt himself so bad. Right now I am doing ibotta and swagbucks to try to get some giftcards towards these items, but any help would be a Godsend right now. I'm sorry if I have rambled on too much but feel free to ask any questions, and I will pay it forward on here in the next few months. I understand that this a huge request and so even if someone can help with an egift card to amazon or Walmart for part of it I will save them until I have enough and post receipt when purchased.
Summary: looking for assistance for daughter an 18" bike with training wheels, and helmets for both kids. So when sons adapted bike arrives on the 3rd they can ride together.
wishlists with items on it (I have added a few different options for price points)
thanks so much for reading and I will answer any questions you have.
My kitten has ringworm so I made an appointment for her to go to the vet but the bill was almost twice what I thought it was going to be. I was already short a day from last week because I was out sick so I ended up getting a really crappy paycheck and a much larger vet bill than anticipated. Also had to pay a few other bills and between all of them it just wiped me out. I'm Type 1 diabetic and don't have enough food in the house, I'm out of needle caps for my insulin shots and I have about 12 miles til empty in my car. I get paid next Friday (the 27th) so if anyone would be willing to help me out with about $150 to help me make it through the week until then, you'd be a life saver. I can pay it back when I get my next check on the 27th.
I'm currently 19 and ive been thinking about going to live at a shelter and ask the government to help me with housing. Since the day after mothers day ive been jobless because im not able to have the motivation to work. The issue is my tourettes, anxiety, depression, sleep issues and weight issues. Ever since ive left high school in 2017 nothing has been ok. My life has been filled with hatred of myself and depression sinking into me like stones. Every single day through out my school life i dreaded going in because every day was harassment and me failing. My mom never cared she just told me to brush it off because the next day will be ok. Its impacted me to a point where my mind is offically broken. I have no motivation to work, go outside or even go in public. My mom and her boyfriend everyday make smart ass comments to me about how im worthless and need to work otherwise i dont deserve food or a home. Bullying and the way i was treated all my life has ruined me. My medication helps alot with everything but depression. Im at a point where i dont know what to do. I wish i had a place i could live away from here and just be able to help out around there, but it isnt possible. As im writing this im crying because im so lost and i dont know what to do anymore.
After months of job searching and Craigslist jobs, I finally landed a job this week. Unfortunately I've been unable to pay my phone bill since last month. I've run through my savings on trying to live and paying my mother's rent. Her health has been declining for a couple of years and I usually have work so I've been paying for it for years. I should have paid my phone bill, but it was between her getting kicked out or me having a phone, so I chose my mother having a roof over her head.
My new job requires that I have a phone. I won't be getting paid for a few weeks. I haven't eaten in two days, I can't even afford food. Well, I lied, a coworker gave me her donut yesterday. I'm not looking for pity, just explaining that I can't even afford to feed myself.
I've never been one for a handout, but I'm at my ropes end. I've lost my apartment, my work van(which I used for the Craigslist construction jobs), and I've sold all of my possessions and any half decent clothes to keep myself afloat. I've changed my plan to the cheapest one I could. I have nothing left besides this phone. No friends are willing to help me, and I don't have any family (that speak to me, or my mother), besides my mother. I'm so dedicated to work that I walk over two hours both ways to work. I'm willing to do anything possible for help with this bill. Every bit helps. Thanks for reading.
Okay is a bit long, but here is the story: I made a video too long in the VSDC free video editor, but my computer is a potato and everytime I try to export it, the app closes. So it would be simple, if someone have the programme, just have to take my project in this format and convert it to avi. Is something included in the programme, very simple. Please i needed for tomorrow.
I need 1$ since i'm on the edge of buying a present to my cousin.PayPal won't let me finish the transaction and i can't put up money through a credit card so I'm about 1$ off. Would be highly appreciated
Let me start off by saying I understand if no one can help me, I am asking for a lot.
My girlfriend, newborn, step-daughter, and I just moved into a new place about 6 months and have been doing pretty well. Last weekend our house was broken in to while we were out with family and the thieves took everything of value, including the lock box we keep our rent in. Our rent is $1100 and was due Monday. I've talked to the landlord about it and he understands the situation but has a mortgage to pay on this house (which is our rent) so he cannot really afford any leeway. We could make the money up but by that point the next rent check will be due. We managed to borrow $450 from friends/family but that's all we can get. I'm asking for anyone with a big heart to please lend us support. Like I said up top, I understand $650 is a lot of money. We will repay when we can recover from this blow.
We'd really appreciate any help, hopefully we can count on the generosity of others in our time of need.
Hey fellow Reddit friends :) A super kind redditor has offered to help with extensive dental work i desperately need. She is appreciative of any help as the price isnt cheap. She wrote the story behind the GoFundMe campaign and her desire to help in the description.
Hello Reddit! I hate do be doing this but its a must at this point. I can't sit around and do nothing when my family back home is at risk of losing their housing.
My Father, younger sister and her mother are about to be kicked out from their home. My Father has no money to spare as it stands, My younger sister still lives with him but is too young to work herself. My father spent the money he had left to repair his truck so he could continue going to work and thoughts and prayers can only go so far with my younger sisters mother unable to work do to her chemo. The landlord is a very mean individual and will not allow them to be late this month due to them being late last month. He has told them if they do not pay on time this month they will be evicted. After pawning quite a bit of his things last month they are little over $1500 short this month. If they do not pay by the 1st they will be evicted. I could only spare $300 to give them which is not enough.
I understand not everyone can donate but anything is still something. Please consider sharing if at all possible, sharing is/as important as a donation.
I do not have much to offer other than my skills. I can design custom decals and websites for those who donate substantial amounts if they are interested.
Thank you for the time you took to read this.
General Location: Idaho
I'm a CNA/Home care aid. I have the opportunity to earn an extra $1.25 an hour if I take a 85 hour class that specializes in home care training. I've got all my supplies together already, and my start date. Between work and funding from the state, I'm good to go-except for the fact I'm on my own to purchase the required textbook and workbook for the class. I can make do if I have really need to with out the workbook, but I also need it to complete some in class assignments. I can probably swing the cost of the workbook (like $15 not counting tax) but the textbook I desperately need. The textbook costs $45.25 and the workbook is $16.25 before tax. About $67/$68 with tax I believe. Here's the link to my amazon wish list where the two items are:
If the link doesn't work, let me know.
The extra $1.25 an hour doesn't seem like much but I'm the sole supporter at the moment for a family of 7 and it's going to make a small, but huge difference for us.
Please and thank you!
So I myself have had a laundry list of problems tall enough to play for the NBA. One of the common problems that those of us who come back is, that we don’t want help. It’s hard to ask for it and usually when we do, it’s not quite the help we need. This is not about me.
Tons of complications arise when a partner goes down. Myself for example was the primary breadwinner. My fiancée was about to quit her job and go back to school full time when mine hit. We hadn’t set her up with access to my accounts, she didn’t have my PIN number, never thought to ask where I kept my checkbook. We were completely unprepared. She never thought to access my Apple wallet with my Touch ID. Most usually are. If you’ve read this far, take this as a warning please. It doesn’t take long to go from still waters to raging storm.
This family stands apart from many of the people. The dad is barely older than I am at 41. Unexpected subarachnoid hemorrhage at the top of his brain stem. Immediate stroking that was misdiagnosed at the ER (again, exactly like me). Because of this he dropped into a comatose state and was put into intubation. It’s been close to 40 days. His oldest son is holding Down as much of the financial fort as possible. The oldest daughter is watching the two teenagers. His wife has barely left his side. He’s been moved 3 times and they are 3 hours from home. The care facility he is in doesn’t even have a chapel that she can go cry in peace in.
For me in a middle of nowhere, small town. It took barely two weeks before we were under. She’s in a larger city. She hasn’t asked me for help, but she needs it. I’m hoping that a few kind folk on here could open their hearts up and help. She’s holding her family together and on top of this, she’s barely out of recovery from lymph node cancer herself. She’s one of the strongest women I’ve met. And she didn’t ask for this. I didn’t tell her I’m doing it. She never even create the gofundme. It was created by a friend of the husband.
She’s in for a long, hard road after she gets done with this freefall. If anyone can help. Please do.