Please Read and Help

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Please Read and Help

Hi guys,

I'm asking you guys to check out this page in hopes that you will help me pick my life up. I have been in and out of living in my car for the past 4 years, and it looks like if I don't get the help I need I will be living in it permanently.

To tell you why I'm asking all of you this, this is my story.

I grew up in an abusive home as a child, I will skip the gory details, the family that could have intervened, all of it. The point is I had been taken out after four years of dealing with the physical/mental abuse, brainwashing, drug, and alcholoic influences that had occupied my life; age 13. This lead to my first, second, third, and finally fourth foster home.

I finished out my fourth foster home when I had graduated Highschool. Initially the plan was for me to move out to California with my cousin, because no one had expectations of me getting into college; I only applied to one and had not heard news of my acceptance or rejection. So I lived in California for a few months until I heard word that I was accepted into Rutgers, and packed up my stuff and left. From there at the time I had a little money saved, got a car, and became a student. On the books through DYFS (Division of Youth and Family Services) I was considered an independent so my tuition was paid in full by two loans and state grants. That was a regular for the next three years, my tuition was paid, I had a part time job and was assisted in bills by DYFS.

This changed by the time I turned 21, where DYFS officially closes the case. Ontop of which I had misfiled my financial aid, and tried everything in my power to retrieve it [failed], so my tuition was roughly paid by increasing my loans. I was under a great deal of financial stress for the academic year, at most making $400 a month which covers only one of my bills. And picked up more hours at my job in hopes to make more money, the outcome still no money, and poor grades. I face academic dismissal because of this and registered for summer courses to appeal towards the dismissal. I applied for loans and every one of them was denied because of insufficient income and that I have no cosigner.

I'm about to be kicked out of school, lose the only transportation I have to a shitty job to make shit money, lose my chance at a degree that can help put me back on societies map as an actual financial asset and am just losing. I could really use the MCR family's help. Please check out this page and donate, it could even just be a dollar. But I could really use the support. Thanks guys.

-Kait Killjoy