I'm raising money for basic needs so I can continue to repair my brain function after a traumatic brain injury.

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Why I'm using HandUp for my basic needs.

Due to my traumatic brain injury, I'm diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome. My brain is patiently waiting to search the World Wide Web. I would like to write memoirs of my life and track my progress, while expanding my creativity and intelligence. I'm hungry for knowledge; I would also like to take an online class to develop my website and have my own company. I would like to become an entrepreneur and start a company so that I can be self supporting.

About me.

I was born in Hong Kong. Hong Kong was a British Colony at the time of my birth year. My father gave up his profession as a Hong Kong police officer and brought us to San Francisco, CA in the 1960's. I am the only daughter and the youngest of four, with three older brothers. English is my second language. I have lived in San Francisco mostly all of my life, except for 12 years, when I lived in San Mateo County. I have seen the development of San Francisco for about half a century. I was raised during the period of racial discrimination, which I endured in the 1970's when we moved to the Richmond District from North Beach. At this time, the issue of HIV/AIDS was also just surfacing, and I had to learn about it. I've traveled the world; I've been to Europe, Great Britain, Mexico, and Hawaii. I've had four competent jobs in my life--two before college, and two after college. I'm grateful that I went to school when it was affordable.

My backstory.

I am recovering from a traumatic brain injury, sustained on March 1, 2012, when I was assaulted by a stranger and bludgeoned on the head twice with a Mag flashlight. My neurologist has diagnosed me with traumatic brain injury: post-concussion syndrome. I sustained a head injury again on December 9, 2014, when I was pushed and my head hit a metal rail. This exacerbated my condition and has affected my motor skills, coordination, focus, memory, balance, speech, and my whole being. My challenges are getting through each day successfully and maintaining my freedom, safety, health, sanity, and making it to my appointments.

My goals, moving forward.

I would like to learn how to be technology savvy. I have researched the product I would like to obtain. Use of this technology item will help me to be more independent. It will allow me figure things out, because I have a really inquisitive mind.

Other things I'd like to share about myself.

  1. While in my senior year of high school, I passed my stenography test at 100 words per minute for 3 minute, and my stenography instructor voted me the most outstanding business student of the year.

  2. Another outstanding moment of my life: With my parents in the audience, they watched me graduate from San Francisco State University with a degree in Economics, Cum Laude, with a minor in Business Administration.

  3. Another outstanding moment in my life was obtaining employment with the UCSF medical center and providing executive administrative assistance to anesthesiologists, senior level executives, and scholars, while working with other competent cohorts.

  4. A noteworthy moment in my life was being in the presence of the honorable Dali Lama in 1990, when he gave a talk at the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. His motto was, "Love, compassion, and forgiveness." I like that motto.

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