Hoping for a much needed miracle
I just stumbled upon this site and decided, what the heck, I'm going to write something. Frankly, I'll be surprised if I get any sort of donation. I've come to accept that nobody just gives away money, but at this stage I'm willing to try anything. If you find it in your heart to help me out, you'll be changing a life.
I have a hectic life story, but will resist sharing it all here. To cut a long story short I'm a 28 year old male from South Africa. I'm disabled and have a bad disfigurement of my left shoulder. Also cant use my left arm, but my hand and elbow still work. I developed Osteosacroma (bone cancer) when I was 18. Don't get me wrong, I'm thankful to be alive, its a life taking cancer and I'm extremely fortunate to be alive. The fact that I got to keep my arm at all is also something I'm thankful about. After chemo and operations I was declared cancer free in 2004. I went on to get a student loan and get a degree in social work and to this day I'm working on and off as a medical social worker. I have a special connection to my patients because I understand what they're going through and they feel they can talk to me. I see myself as a hard working professional and was doing okay till the recession hit. 8 Months ago the hospital that I work at decided to cut "non-essential" patient services and my hours got greatly reduced. My already low $12 an hour now means $12 times the 10 hours I work per week. I'm making about $120 per week now. About 6 months ago I started borrowing money from banks and so on just to pay the bills. My debts are spiraling out of control today. Every month I have to pay back about $500 including still lingering student loans. Next month this time I'll be receiving phone calls and threatening red letters. I've been borrowing money to pay the loan installments (I know - big mistake). I've been looking high and low for a full time job and feel a bit outcasted because I just can't secure a job. I'm drowning financially and there's just no one to help. My mom is my only family and shes not in a position to help me financially.
So, thats why I'm asking. If you find it in your heart to help me out I'll be beyond grateful. I owe the banks a total of $15000 and will appreciate any donation even if it's small. I also believe in paying it forward. If I get financial support from a stranger, I will see it as my duty to help another stranger out in the future when my financial situation allows it.
Currently I'm living month to month, trying my best to figure out how to earn enough to pay my debt installments. If my story has appealed to you then I want to ask you to help me out. If you want to see my shoulder or talk to me the I'm sure it can be requested on this site.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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