Hi guys. My name is Carter. I’m a ninteen-year-old psychology and creative writing student at Michigan State University, and I desperately need your help.
About a year ago, I was disowned by my family after coming out as gay and genderqueer. I have been supporting myself ever since. I get by on…
I just got back to school and found 4,000 dollars of medical bills in the mail.
So now not only do I not have money for the summer, if I gave literally every cent I have to them, I’d still be 2,500 short. And that’s without money to live on past the end of the month.
Literally my only option if I can’t scrape up the money is to go back to my horrifically abusive parents, stuff myself back in the closet, change my career track back to what they want, return to a religion I can’t believe in, and endure constant lectures, manipulation, and verbal abuse.
I’m so sorry for needing help but I’m so fucking scared.
Guys I’m once again asking you to please reblog this post at least. And if you’re able to donate even five dollars I’m begging you. There are five hundred of you if you all gave five dollars Carter would have all they need and more.
I know some of you aren’t in great financial situations yourselves, but all we’re asking for is five dollars. Even just a reblog helps
Please help save my best friend’s life
EVERYONE PLEASE. PAY ATTENTION. Especially if you’re Asian.
On January 30th, 2014, California Senate just passed SCA-5, a legislation that would repeal portions of California Proposition 209.
In condensed words, this bill allows schools to DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ASIANS.
To understand SCA 5, we have to remember what Prop. 209 is. In November 1996, Proposition 209 (also known as the California Civil Rights Initiative) amended the state constitution to prohibit state government institutions from discriminating against, or granting preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment , public education, or public contracting. In the 18 years that Prop 209 has been in effect, California has become the most diversified state in the US.
State Senator Ed Hernandez, the one who introduced this bill, claims that due to Prop 209, Non-Asians have a harder time being admitted into state universities.
This bill will ALLOW THE STATE to use RACE, SEX, COLOR, ETHNICITY, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN as a consideration for accepting students or hiring employees. SCA-5 is out to punish Asian-Americans simply because we set the bar too high for getting into schools with high exam scores.
Asian-Americans often need test scores hundreds of points higher than applicants from other ethnic groups to have an equal chance of admission.
This bill goes against EQUAL PROTECTION, our 14th Amendment, as American citizens!
IF WE ALLOW THIS BILL TO PASS. WE HAVE STUNTED GENERATIONS FROM GROWING AND EXPANDING THEIR MINDS, THEIR HORIZONS OF UNDERSTANDING.
IF WE ALLOW THIS BULLSHIT BILL TO PASS, WHO’S NEXT UNTIL THE LAST RACE WHOM IS DEEMED “WORTHY” OF EDUCATION IS LEFT STANDING?!
Xudong Sun, president of American Anhui Association of Scholars and Students, told Xinhua that this legislation is racial and is a serious discrimination against Asian Americans.
He said right now at the University of California and state universities, Asian students account for 36 percent, but Bill SCA-5 would restrict Asians to 13 percent.
He said under-represented minority groups, like African Americans and Hispanics need protection, but such protection should not be made at the expense of Asian Americans.
Here is the Whitehouse.gov petition: WE NEED 100,000 SIGNATURES BY MARCH 18TH. THAT’S 10 DAYS FROM NOW.
Here is the Change.org petition.
PLEASE SIGN THESE TWO TO GET THIS BILL TORN TO SHREDS! and PLEASE. SPREAD THE WORD.
this is so fucking stupid, it’s like wow you’re too smart, we have to stop you from attending college ‘cause you worked your fucking ass off at school, yeah we have to protect people who didn’t give a fuck in highschool just ‘cause we think they are the minority
I grew up in the LAUSD system, which is absolute shit in many ways but it also created a Darwinian environment (especially in the magnet programs) for INSANE competition with academics. I went to a high school in a shitty neighborhood, but the three magnet programs attracted mostly Asian students because it offered the most AP classes in the greater Los Angeles area. Our parents didn’t give a shit if the school was located in the porn capital of America (I’m not kidding). Why? Because they’re immigrants who used to live in THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES and came to the US so their children can get a better education. We work hard cause our parents drill it into our brains that we are PRIVILEGED AS FUCK to even go to school for FREE.
RACISM AGAINST ASIANS IS STILL RACISM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hey i’m really broke right now, and need to move out due to an emotionally abusive home, and was wondering if anyone would be interested in buy some (mostly size small) fandom shirts? i can also knit and or crochet scarves and things (i’m still learning but i can try to make things if you ask!!)?? pls help a kid out
An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing 11-year-old from Maryland. Authorities say Caitlyn Marie Virts was last seen in Dundalk, Md. at about 7 a.m. Thursday.
Police believe Caitlyn may be in the company of 38-year-old Timothy Virts, and they may be in a black 1999 Dodge Durango with Maryland tag 5AJ4458. Anyone who sees them is asked to call 911 immediately.
The child is believed to have been abducted by the suspect.
Caitlyn Virts is described as a white female who is about 5 feet tall and weighs approximately 80 pounds. She may be wearing glasses. Timothy Virts is described as a white male who is about 6’3” tall and weighs about 280 pounds.
Anyone with information is asked to immediately call 911 or Baltimore County Police Department at 410-887-7320. Do not take action which could endanger your safety or further endanger the abducted child.
This happened today at 7am so SIGNAL BOOST. THE SOONER THE BETTER THE CHANCES OF THEM GETTING APPREHENDED.
Reblogging for my MD/VA followers. This child has not been rescued yet, and the kidnapper killed her mother.
,Look, the deal is I’ve come up with zero resources in my town even though I am a disabled adult in an emergency situation- I know 3-4 people total and nobody has anyone who knows someone who has a place I can stay, but I have to be out by the 3rd basically is the deal.
I am in the Brunswick, Georgia/St Simons Island Golden Isles area, but am willing to relocate to Savannah or anywhere around that radius, but the situation I face is difficult and I will explain more in a moment.
I applied for public housing. and was told th wait could be up to a year - I am not looking for someone to house me a year, I am willing to bounce around I don’t even need a room, all I need is a couch. In return what I can do for you is offer at least 2 full meals for however many people you need a day, and help with food cost and resources, as well as rent that we can negotiate as I make 500 a month, and may just be eligible to make up to 700 a month. If I pay on the higher end scale I’d like a room but it’s not a necessity.
I am definitely able to live with my stuff in storage and by the third I should be able to pay someone to give me a ride along SE GA somewhere.
Links, proof, etc behind the cut:
Disabled Young Adult Seeking Help!
I’m 23, disabled, homeless, and I desperately need help to pay for my medication that is running out this week.My name’s Shayne (Shay). I’m trans*/non-binary, disabled, have zero income/financial support, a service animal, and I have no place to live right now.
I suffer from a number of disorders and syndromes including:
• Ehler-danlos syndrome
• cold urticaria
• adrenal insufficiency
• Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
• postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome
• poly cystic ovarian syndrome
• neuropathy nos
• major depressive disorder
I’m largely immobile and cannot work. Neither one of my biological family’s homes are a safe place for me to go. This is for a multitude of reasons.
I was promised to receive my share of an apartment deposit (total was $800) from my ex. Along with the payment for a parking ticket ($100) on my father’s car that they had gotten.
I was kind enough to understand financial stress and allow spread out payments.
When I had found out that they had been lying/cheating all 2.3 years we’d been together, they decided that “I didn’t deserve it anymore.” In addition to losing that money, I lost them and their family as my only support system.
I have no money apart from some pocket change. I’m currently living in a motel paid for by Salvation Army until Tuesday morning, and after that my service cat and I only have my car to live in.
Being in Wisconsin and sleeping in my car is dangerous because of the cold. Worse yet, something in my car is misfiring, meaning that until I can get it fixed with an electrical tuneup ($300 estimated), it’s practically useless and even more dangerous to live in.
To give you an idea of my expenses: my anxiety meds cost $1 flat through DHS, which is a blessing, but my pain medication is extremely important for me to have and runs around $89. My total cost of medications per month is around $175 and total cost of living is about $300, not including rent or personal items.
I’m asking Tumblr for help because I don’t know what to do until my disability determination is made, and that could take a very long time.
I thankfully have food stamps, but I need to find a way to keep paying for a place to stay that’s heated and safe, and most importantly, my medication. These past months have been extremely difficult and I need help.
I have a few friends from college willing to take my service animal and I in, but this would require my car fixed and all medications sorted out as they live across the country.
I’m willing to show my medical record, prove of income, anything to prove that this is genuine.
If you’re able to donate to help me, please, please message me.
I can now take PayPal donations:
Directly on the Donation Page
Or send it to
Any help is appreciated so much and once I am able to feel like I am in a safe and healthy environment; I am confident that I can win the fight against these illnesses. I promise that whatever happens; I will spend my time creating some sort of non-profit with the goal of helping young adults in similar situations.
Thank you again,
I’m running our of meds starting the day after tomorrow. Please anyone….
Signal boost. Followers, please donate if you can, and signal boost!
-Dany (who wishes with all her heart that she could donate and will pray for OP)
So you may have seen some of my previous posts floating around asking for help with vet bills. I think it’s time I made one of those posts where I tell you a little more about myself, my baby, and our situation.
This is my dog Gideon. He’s a rescue Italian Greyhound, and he’s only three years old. I still remember the day I went to pick him up—I had just graduated from my undergrad program and been accepted into a graduate assistantship. Rescuing a dog was my congratulations to myself, a way to celebrate and motivate me to continue pursuing my education. I drove three hours to get him, and when I got there I discovered that he’d been heavily abused and neglected.
He was almost 50% underweight, and to this day he has extreme anxiety, especially in regards to big dogs and small children.
I love my dog. I spent months building his health back up, when the vet wasn’t sure he was going to pull through. That kind of neglect is hard for such a small dog to leave behind. But I watched him go from a trembling, listless puppy into a vibrant and happy dog. He would accompany to my lab and on my fieldwork, nap on my feet, roll in the grass, and chase butterflies. He loves to run, he loves to sleep, he loves to make blanket forts and to wrestle with my cat. He likes to pile up his toys and throw them behind the couch to watch me climb over furniture so we can play. He’ll fall asleep on top of the couch cushions like a cat, or climb in the window to watch people as they pass our apartment. He even loves to watch TV! He gives kisses to anyone who asks for them, and he’s never in his life bared his teeth in anger. Gideon is nothing but cleverness and affection, and he deserves a long life full of joy.
Last week (the end of February, 2014), he suddenly became very ill. He couldn’t walk, he refused to eat, and he began to vomit copious amounts of blood. I rushed him to the veterinarian, and they diagnosed him with something called Addison’s Disease. Long and short of it, it’s a chronic illness caused by a dysfunction in the adrenal glands.
They gave him steroids and some oral medication and sent him home, but there was no improvement. He wouldn’t eat. He was still bleeding. He couldn’t walk. He wet the furniture because he was too weak to climb down to use his puppy pads.
I took him back, and they took a closer look at his blood panel. They rediagnosed him with an auto-immune disorder called auto-immune-hemolytic-anemia. He required a blood transfusion, and was admitted to the hospital. Four days of intensive care, and he’s only just beginning to show improvement. He’s finally begun to eat again. His blood panel is starting to stabilize, and they’re talking about letting him come home soon. I hope so. I miss him.
None of this has been cheap. Anyone who knows a grad student knows that we work long hours for beans. More times than not I work 60 hours a week, and my only income is a small stipend from the university, 80% of which goes to rent and bills. Gideon’s vet work so far has run up nearly $4000.00, and we’re not done yet. Even after he comes home, he’s going to need daily blood panels and steroids to help him continue to improve. Even then, things still look rough.
I’m not giving up on him. Not yet. He started life in a horrible situation, and he’s had two wonderful years with me. I hate watching him suffer and I hate knowing that he’s had so many hard times. My baby deserves so much more. I’m doing everything I can to make sure he’s going to pull through, that he’s going to be healthy and happy again.
He’s still fighting and so am I, but we need help. We can’t do this alone. I’ve maxed out my credit card, sold my library, my dvds, my video games. I’ve begged my family for money, and they’ve done what they can. Now I’m asking you—please help us. Don’t let money be the deciding factor in Gideon’s fate. He shouldn’t have to die just because we’ve run out of money. Please consider donating to my gofundme, or commissioning my friend to draw you your very own Italian Greyhound buddy. Anything helps, even if it’s only $5. Even if it’s only a reblog. Help this get around, help spread the word. Help me save my baby, my best friend.
Hi, Paige here. I’ve written before here on Tumblr about my financial difficulties - stemming from my unemployment due to disability, and the high cost of searching for a diagnosis. I recently pled for help putting a new battery in my car - which in Detroit is a necessity - and I’m hugely grateful…
Bringing this back with more urgency, as my mother and I are in the midst of a money crisis. My mother has been forced to leave her current job at the nursing home at which she has been underemployed - many nursing homes have chronic management problems and staffing issues. We currently have no savings, and only have her last paycheck to rely on until she finds another position. This leaves us scrambling to cover our most important bills - groceries, her car payment and insurance, my most critical medications, and at the very least her phone bill. I also unfortunately have a $160 traffic ticket - my first in years, ugh - that is late, and will soon turn into a suspended license and a bench warrant. My mother and I are strategically not paying some bills, risking shut-offs, etc., to cover the most important expenses, but we could still use a little help.
My blog, as noted above, has a donate button - my PayPal ID is hansonp @ uwindsor.ca. I also have a Etsy shop, where I sell jewellery - mainly for folks with chronic illnesses or disabilities, but also for anyone who supports the cause, or likes teaspoons. I do custom orders as well. You can find The Sibilant Shoppe here: www.etsy.com/shop/thesibilantshoppe. Any orders and donations will go directly to helping my mother make the most pressing bills. Really and truly - anything helps - even $1 donations. I hate doing this, particularly because I feel like a huge burden to my mother because of my illness/disability and can’t help more. Getting the word out about how hard she works and how much she needs help is about all I can do right now.
Finally, a reblog, if nothing else, would help immensely. Thank you.
the university of illinois at urbana is trying to get surgery and hormone treatment for trans ppl included in their student health insurance but there’s some pushback from the board of trustees so if you have a moment please sign and signal boost the petition for its inclusion!
GUYS, I REALLY NEED SOME HELP
some monster shot my 7 year old family dog with a .22 rifle several times. (We can only find 5 entry wounds and one exit so far) Buy we cannot afford to take him to the vet for help because our family can barely afford groceries as is with the help of food stamps.
If anyone has any extra change, please consider donating to help him! My little brother loves this dog to death, and would be devastated to see him go.
Please donate to my paypal firstname.lastname@example.org!!! Every and any help is appreciated greatly !
PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS MY DOG NEEDS PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ATTENTION ASAP