Hi!, I hope you're doing good!, I'm going to dive right into my situation, I will promise not to emotionally blackmail anyone of you to donate, Im just going to tell my a story, it upto you to donate, Ill be eternally thankful, Otherwise, I'll get by, I know I will!
When I was born, I had a cyst near my spinal cord, I couldn't walk until I was 3 years old when doctors recommended surgery to remove it. Im 22 years old now, Thankfully I can walk though with some difficulty, but I completely lost control over my bladder. No treatment except wearing diapers was prescribed (that wasnt expensive, I have no health insurance) so I wear them to this day. Well, bullying and torment came naturally all my childhood, I shuddered by the name of the school, I still completed my high school, though I never made any friends. All my teenage years were spent with anxiety and depression and the idea that I was a freak, I no longer think that way, fortunately. I'm shy, I spend all my free time looking at youtubers such as vsauce, CodysLab, NileRed or some other science-related channels or studying books online, as I can't afford physical books since my family is poor and has been since my childhood.
I'm not going to lie by saying I'm an excellent student, I got average marks at best, mostly B grade or 70%. Though I made a water splitter (converting water into hydrogen and oxygen molecules by the means of electrolysis, with added catalyst Sodium Hydroxide, also made at home) when I was 12 for a school project.
My passion right now is to study, I want to get admission into a college, a fairly cheap one but I don't care, I just want to make something of myself, And I also know to ask money online from strangers is not the way to go. I've had a full-time minimum wage job for 3 and half years now, and apart from helping out my family, I've saved absolutely no money for college, Thus me requesting this on a crowdfunding website!
If anyone of you would like to know a bit further or want to see my high school diploma or any kind of proof of my medicals, please let me know by email.
Or If any Neurosurgeon is reading, What I've got and described by doctors is neurogenic bladder secondary to spinal cord nerve damage.
Ive been recommended sacral nerve stimulation, suprapubic catheter, intermittent catheterization, (which hurt so much, and always end up bleeding), urostemy something bladder placement and bladder artificial sphincter, but all of these options are expensive, and I have no means to afford nor they are guaranteed!
Thanks for reading this, Even if you don't end up donating, hopefully, ill get by :)
Breakdown of 2000 dollars needed
1650$ for college tuition (2 years)
350$ for Books
Since ill be cutting down work from full-time to part-time, ill be bringing in less money than anticipated, but this is something I can manage hopefully, so it's optional!