Personal Stories: Victoria

victoriaMy name is Victoria. I am a graduate student at Southern New Hampshire University. I am studying Justice Studies with a concentration in Terrorism and Homeland Security.

I really don't like asking for help because I am usually very independent. I do not have a spouse to lean on. I am I'm 3 semesters from graduation.

I have Epilepsy. I have been placed on new medication, and am going through a series of testing. I discovered I have an arachnoid cyst in my brain along with elevated RBC and RDW.

I still manage a 4.0 GPA. I'm on unemployment but, that does not cover my bills. It is often a choice of paying rent or paying bills. Neither of which can be denied. I might not even have the money that would enable me to pay the price to walk in commencement.

I am not on disability as I do not feel I am disabled and they would deny me anyway. The goal is to graduate and work for a federal agency. If need be I will pay this back. I just need to pay my bills for at least 10 months until I graduate.

I believe in helping people and am a member of the Manchester NH Red Cross. I know I am not the only individual in need. I would not ask for help but, I have exhausted all other avenues. My mother is disabled and unable to assist me. It would be a shame to be evicted with only 3 semesters left to go. If you are willing to help please go to Any amount would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


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