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Please help me fix my emergency shelter.
$120 raised
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66 Weeks running

Dear All,

I've always been a doer rather than silver-tongued storyteller scintillating across social media. Thus, I may have some difficulties with creating a powerful, sparkling campaign destined to attract half of the globe and make a miracle happen. Nevertheless, I have always been a fighter so I will try.

Being close to Valentine's Day I wish I could think about sexy lingerie, romantic travel, bathing in rose petals or getting newest, prettiest something. Well, I can't. I have faced a nerve wracking emergency situation causing me insomnia and depriving of a fundamental sense of security.

My former partner, current ex completely out of the blue decided to kick me out of the flat in which we have lived together for almost 9 years. He was elegant and knightly enough to make it short time before Christmas. As you can imagine I was trying to understand what happened, what did I do wrong, why so suddenly... Well, he didn't choose to elaborate on any explanation. He just "wanted to change something, while still remaining partners as we are". Well, ok, we are all adults, we have right to find new lovers, to become monks, astronauts, primabalerinas, even to change our gender. All is fine, except that you do not do things like this almost just before Christmas, and most importantly without prior notice and when the winter is coming (!). After a first shock and some difficult discussions we agreed I will stay until spring. Yet he still exerted pressure. Out of severe stress, humiliation and removing things in the health fatal weather conditions I became seriously sick for more than one month, spending whole Chistmas and NYE together with other few weeks in bed on bunch of medicicines and antibiotics. Well, he did not seem to care. As soon as my temperature barely lowered form 40 to 38 he told me I have to leave the flat in 2 days.  Being sick I didn't have much energy to think logically and defend myself efficiently.

For the moment I live like a nomad one week here, the other one there, which is completely devastating both mentally and physically. Especially that it's still winter. I could move to a stable place where I could restore security, stability but it's completely empty and requires renovation. As long as it is warm and dry I can sleep on a mattress on a concrete floor, use second hand furniture, having a kettle and electricity I do not even need a fully furnished kitchen. What I do need is an operating bathroom. The problem is that the space became "damaged" as recent repair crew that worked on it took the money, made a mess and run away. As a consequence, apart from basic tiling and plumbing, electricity system inside walls needs to be properly rewired and water pipes need professional inspection made by certified specialist to avoid fire or flooding. At such a short notice it is very expensive.

I would normally not need to ask for help. Some years ago, when I started to live with my "hubby" I was "blinded" enough to give up on my professional carreer. I had some savings so I was able to live by. In March I was about to start my own company, but in these circumstances I have to postpone doing this since priorities have changed drastically. I feel like I've reached a vicious circle. I cannot function effectively, independantly in society as it impossible without shower and a toilet and being put against the wall I do not have sufficient budget to create even basic living standards at such a short notice.

 

Please do not think I am a careless looser. For several years I have volunteered with a fund helping children with life-threatening medical conditions, for several years I gave roof to stranded travellers from all over the world, for several years I acted as a foster home for homeless dogs making sure they find a loving, permanent home and I would love to continue doing all of the above. It is the urgency and unexpectedness of this whole situation that nailed me to the wall forcing to reach out for help.

 

 

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XL Set of dog pee training pads handed as a gift to a local dog foundation helping stranded dogs to get cured and find permanent home. Dimensions: 60x90 cm.
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