This is an update from my last post. I am doing better, thanks to the support many have offered.
My friend Janet Sailor started a GoFundMe campaign for me to raise more money that could really get me back on my feet. She has been a dear friend since 2009 when I first went public with my experiences. After a conversation with her, she created the campaign as she knows how much writing my book took out of me, having to relive my experiences to write them effectively. I got what care I could afford for my back until my resources ran out. Now there is nothing left and I’m going without chiropractic, acupuncture, Bowen and other forms of care that have really helped in the past. The link will be included below. It is needed.
Funds are needed badly and urgently for dental care which is a ticking time bomb right now, and to be able to seek more care for my back disability. I need to purchase an older Subaru Forester, 2005 or earlier in excellent condition or fix it up for traveling to promote my book again in the future. And I’m not talking dental care in the USA, where it’s exorbitantly expensive, but money to go to Mexico, have lodging and get what I need done there where it’s more affordable.
My life was gutted last year with a series of difficult events when I needed to be well and strong to promote my book. I was already trying to recover from writing the book as well. I could not do it under the pressures and stress I was under at that time. I am still under a lot of pressure and stress – including recent harassment from my landlady a week ago about my dog, in-training to be my service dog. My dog is a prescription from my healthcare providers to help me with my stress levels and PTSD, having her is absolutely necessary, and more than that, protected by federal law. So I did get help getting the landlady to back off and leave me alone finally.
I’m still dealing with massive exhaustion from years of not sleeping well or enough, and the stress of getting ready to move. The good news: I have a couple of options for FINALLY getting into a home in Pagosa Springs on the near horizon. I hope to hear something conclusive about this in the next week to 10 days. Once I’ve moved, I will need significant time to recover from living in this place where the stress levels have been intolerable and the lack of sleep has made it all worse, including my back problems. I just want to get back my health and vitality and get back to work serving the world I live in. Once I have rest and the chance to take care of myself for a while, I have more writing and books planned, videos to teach more about what is going on and how to deal with it, and more. It’s so frustrating to have all of this simmering within and be unable to get moving on it due to exhaustion and stress. Many of you may have noticed how long it’s been since I even did any interviews. I hope to get back to doing them once I’ve rested up and recovered sufficiently. It will have to be after I’ve moved and rested for a while from the work and stresses of the last several years.
As to the GoFundMe campaign: if you were one of the people who contributed to my earlier fundraiser to help get the closing costs money together, there is no pressure on you to contribute again. And even if you are one of my friends who cares about me, there is no pressure to contribute if it is beyond your means right now. If you can share my GoFundMe campaign with others who might help out, that would be very much appreciated. After talking with Janet Sailor about my needs, we decided on an amount of $25,000 to get me back on my feet. On one hand, that sounds like a lot. On the other, in this economy, it’s not that much.
If someone within a reasonable distance from Durango, Colorado had a Subaru Forester in good condition to donate to me rather than money, that would be welcome also. If it’s a major fixer-upper, unless I meet the goal of this GoFundMe campaign, I would not be able to fix it up with all the other expenses I’m facing.
If many people give small amounts, I can reach my goal without creating stress on anyone else, which I would never want for anyone, especially with what I’ve experienced this past year. This is all I ask, what you can give without creating stress for yourselves. If you can’t contribute, I hope you will share the GoFundMe link with others.
Thank you very much, from my heart to yours.