Update: March 30, 2020. I want to thank ALL of you who have donated to help make my challenges a bit easier. Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, I have extended this fundraising. The funds are more important than ever. I have till May 5th the latest to have my car repaired and pass inspection (APK). Otherwise I have to sell this car for next to nothing. As a result of the outbreak I can not use mass transit due to my health condition. I am currently on lockdown and am using this time to sew up face masks. I am not fast but I am doing my best without my glasses. I like to believe there will be some good as a result of all this. So please share my story with friends and loved ones, please help me so that I can continue to help others. Many Thanks!
Hello my name is Lori and I am recently divorced as of a year ago. I am recovering from late stage Lyme disease. I have found permanent housing after moving three times within 5 months. Now comes the process of getting back on my feet.
I just learned that my car inspection (APK) repairs will cost 834 euro just to pass the APK (Inspection) and to get the car in safe riding condition by the due date of March 4, 2020. This is the amount that I urgently need to raise to avoid additional fines. The car is necessary for me to get to my Lyme specialist treatments, which I desperately need at this point.
The financial stress has now reached a boiling point for me. I also need to get multifocal lens, some flooring, underlay for flooring, repair laptop, dental work and pay off slow paying debts from Lyme treatments (not covered by insurance), and additional treatments. The amount that I am asking for will leave a small buffer so that I do not have to worry and focus on the work that I love as a weaver of hand-woven shawls, tea-towels, placemats and cloth.
My health has declined as a result of the financial stress. I have had only two nights where I did not wake up during the night. Not to mention that I can not properly see the weaving work that I do without proper glasses.
Please share this link with family, friends and colleagues. No amount is too small or too big. I want to show to myself and to the world what I can do with a little help from my friends. I help Lyme disease patients behind the scene to hold on and to not give up (free of charge). I no longer need a wheelchair and can walk on my own. I have come a far way. I refused to give up and listen to the doctors’ prognosis. I am a fighter. I can see myself recovering from this illness and this financial setback to live a fully productive life.
It is hard for me to ask for help, for I am a giver by nature and a lover of self-sufficiency. However at this point I have no choice but to ask for help.
Thank you and may any amount that you donate come back to you two-fold.