Scamperdo has given me permission to publish a message she sent to me privately, with edits to protect personal information. I am sure some other kossacks have also received this message, and I hope some of you can help her.
The amount she needs to get her car is about $300 of the $1000 deductible, she has the rest of what she needs. If helping with cash is not something you can do right now, please, Recommend the diary and leave a Comment so a few more eyes can see the diary. Thank you for any help you can give. Sincerely, weck
her paypal address is firstname.lastname@example.org
scamperado has reported that she now has enough to meet the deductible on the insurance and get her car back home where it belongs. Thank you, Community!
Dear (weck),I am asking you to help by recommending and making a comment. If you can help her with a small gift, that would be wonderful too. So many of us live with no cushion, and when something happens, it is great when we can be there for each other.
Last December you generously helped me pay to reinstate my gas heat so I would not freeze and not face eviction. I was moved beyond words by your generosity of spirit to this stranger. I felt embraced by this community and a sense I was not alone anymore in this uphill battle to dig myself out of debt.
My debt stems from my father's long battle with congestive heart failure. I used up all my savings then racked up debt traveling back and forth from Mass to Florida to help my elderly parents. My father finally passed away in February of last year and a new battle began to help my mother move up here. I felt exhausted beyond belief but finally did get her settled in last May. Then winter came and your support meant the world to me as I felt like angels reached out to me and gave me the helping hand I needed to continue on. To see a light at the end of the tunnel after feeling in a pit of despair for so long.
This was my diary here and again, no mere words can express the tears pouring down my face back then by the support and love I felt from you.
I paid off National Grid and I hunkered down all winter slowly selling more items and working even harder. My mother's faculties unfortunately deteriorated and she needed more care but I still strove forward. She fell in April and needed ankle surgery but a great local, Dr. Basile of Cambridge (a truly amazing man I highly recommend him) performed miracles. She's back walking though slower and not feeling as scared anymore. When you're 84, your biggest fear is losing your last shred of independent mobility. I felt a renewed sense of optimism at her recovery. We smiled and said we could handle whatever life threw us then. I was meeting my obligations and had worked out payment plan for the debts I still had. You know that feeling if you can just make it one more month, things will turn up. I had that sense of I can so do this and I can make those who helped me proud. I felt I had turned the corner.
Until last week when I was in a car accident. I only have a sore wrist and a few scrapes as a result and personally very grateful the other driver was okay as well. But my car needs repair and my insurance requires I meet the $1,000 deductible for this accident. I have managed to juggle, scrape and pull together $690.57 but I am $310.43 short. I badly need my car for work and to help care for my 84 year old mom. I am at my wits end trying to find the funding to have my Focus repaired. I am so very deeply ashamed to write this note begging for help. It is honestly killing me asking for help again. I have proudly made all my bills all my prior 50 years of life but this avalanche the last two years has drained my completely dry and I feel so very useless.
I would honestly give up emotionally and physically exhausted if it was not for my mom. She needs me too much for me to sink into despair and give into the pit of despair I feel calling me.
I come to you begging very humbly for any small donation to help me raise this goal. I wish I could promise a set date when I could pay you back. But in all sad honesty, I don't have any such date. I can only promise that I will do everything in my power to try.
Again, I thank you for past help and please forgive me for imposing myself on you this way. If you can spare a little prayer for me and my mother I would be forever grateful.
A very scared and humbled,