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I am using hand up to procure dentures for a healthier lifestyle and to promote that lifestyle to others.
I am originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. I have lived in Corvallis for four years and love to create art. I have a service animal named "snickers" who helps me with staying sober & socializing. I also have a mom and sister who I am close with.
I got out of homelessness when I came to COI--via medical respite and I struggle every day with challenges, but I always try to make the right decisions. My challenges have been dealing with medical issues, past drug abuse and past trauma that can make life very difficult. The reason I was homeless was due to not having proper medical care prior to COI.
After my dentures, I want to start pursuing copy writing for my art. I want to put my art on hand bags, hats, tee shirts. Additionally, I want to continue to grow in a community (Corvallis) where I have support.
My happiest time was getting my dog "snickers" and seeing my mom again after not seeing her for 4 years. My proudest moment was seeing the twinkle in my mom's eye. My wildest dream is to have my own art and go around the world with my art.
I'm raising money for rent so I can prevent eviction.
I'm raising money for parking tickets so I can safely drive my car to work and important appointments for my children.
I'm raising money for basic needs so I can purchase food and clothing for my family.
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