As a college student, being in debt is something I had to realize would happen at some point. I just thought the debt I would be in would be related to student loans. Instead I am facing dire financial doom. Earlier this month I was hospitalized when I went to the emergency room with excruciating chest pain. At 25 and just have watched my uncle go through terrible complications, I was terrified that it was my heart. After diagnostic testing, two IVs, and some nausea medication they discovered not only was my gallbladder acting up but I have an ulcer in my stomach most likely caused by stress. Upon being released and making my follow up appoints, my bank account is in the negative (by $1000). Bills from September were auto drafted out, and I was told to stay home and away from work until November to try to let the ulcer heal. I work at a hospital, on my feet, caring for others loved one while they are in their time of need, and work 110-120 hours a pay period to make ends meet. My rent check this month bounced after my trip to the hospital, and now needs a late fee and a bounced check free. On top of that I have electric/utilities, gas, and car bills that all need to be paid as well. I have no lines of credit so a loan is out of the question for me because paying the interest back will be astronomical. I know I have a massive hospital bill coming any day now and am completely freaking out on what I can do to get the money needed. I am doing the best I can, and right now am failing. I have never begged for help before, but right now, right here, I am begging. Anything helps, and anything can get me out of this. Please, in this world of pure chaos, be kind and generous to a stranger. Thank you.