Hi everyone, I’m Kelly, a 27 year old preschool teacher. I have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression and a borderline personality disorder. I’m a mental health advocate and no, it doesn’t make me dangerous to the children. My emotions are mostly directed at myself and I end up having self-inflicted wounds. I am working despite the triggers ever present at the workplace for the two people in my life I wish to support. My sister and my best friend.
About my sister
My sister was living a regular life and she had a pretty normal future. However, 3 years ago, when she visited me in the hospital when I had dengue fever, she caught a superbug. We have taken her to countless specialists and all we have are theories on what could be wrong with her. The final possible conclusion is facial diplegia.
Basically her eyes have swelled shut and she is in constant pain. Imagine having migraines 24/7 for the past 3 years. She often has “episodes”, where she begins shaking from the pain, her lips turn white and she is covered in cold sweat.
Julia can’t work because of this condition. I am living alone with her in an apartment and I’m paying off all our bills and helping her to get around and to the hospital.
My best friend
My best friend, Laura, has been living in the US all her life. We met when I was there on an exchange programme in school. She has borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression and fibromyalgia. She is unable to work and the people in her household are equally handcipped.
I have given her and my sister almost all my life savings and every bit of money I earn from work goes to helping them to carry on with a semi-normal life.
What you can do
Please, if you have donations to spare, do help us out. I have come to the point where even I am struggling to help them because I can’t earn fast enough to pay for the needs they have.
Any last cent would be appreciated. The money will go to helping Laura to get back on her feet and to my sister to finally get her to a doctor who might be able to help her.
I need all the help I can get.
Thank you all so much, from the bottom of my heart.