I'm raising money for a bed so I can get a decent nights rest.

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Why I'm using HandUp for a bed.

I recently moved into Section 8 housing! I used to experience homelessness and am now moving into a permanent unit. It will have no furniture or anything and I'll need a bed to sleep on. It's the most needed thing to be able to sleep at night on a bed and with your support I'll be able to maintain my housing and get a night's rest!

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About me.

I'm originally from Indiana. I was in Florida when I was injured during my fall due to my epilepsy; my seizures had been getting worse. I was put in the hospital for over a week. That's when the doctor told me that I wouldn't be able to lift heavy material. I lost two of my jobs, and I was no longer able to pay for my apartment. So I lost my apartment and had to sell almost all my belongings to have some money. Then I moved here to San Francisco, where my friend said I could stay over the holidays and recover. I became homeless right after New Year's, and that's when I moved into a shelter. At that point, I was feeling better and started to get things in order--like getting on disability. I've had epilepsy since I was a child, but it is now getting to the point of being uncontrollable. I hate not being able to work, but I'm working toward goals that I have for myself.

My goals, moving forward.

A big goal for me is to secure housing; I'm on a waiting list, and I'm really trying to make sure that I move forward in this area.

Other things I'd like to share about myself.

My proudest moment is when I graduated from high school by myself, without the help of my parents. I was homeless at that point in my life, as well, because I didn't have parental units at the time. I had to think positively and think toward my future; I've always figured things out since that point in my life.

The thing that makes me happiest is that I love photography. I love taking pictures of random things that stand out to me--landscapes and everything that sticks out to me in the world. I like to see the world through my own eyes, my own looking glass.

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