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A hardship fund forWilliam Benjamin Rice

$3,405 given of $2,000 goal

Please, help me with my recovery

Started by: William Rice

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Hello everyone, my name is William Benjamin Rice, a 31 year old, with severe depressive disorder and mental slowness that has resulted in stunted mental growth, that has been recovering from significant physical injuries occurred over the last couple years, which has caused inflated financial strain to the point where my brother and I are unable to keep going with what we have and are losing ground to debts like small bits of missing rent or bills, let alone medication and treatment for my injuries. Over time I thought I could just work and rest it as I go, getting physiotherapy and needles in the back, standard pain and opiates meds to help relieve it, but still stubbornly going into work whenever I could because I feel useless when I'm not doing something productive.

That time ago, I had two back-related injuries within a couple months of one another. The first was an early morning around 3am in early May 2020, I embarrassingly strained too hard on the toilet, causing a severe tear in one of my posterior inferior serratus muscles in my right side. After being moronic and taking high strength motrin, I went into work that morning to stubbornly try to work through it thinking it was a strain. After some work with a physiotherapist it turns out it's not, the muscle was torn, and continuing to work on it throughout the years has just continued to complicate it, which has also aggravated my severe depression which feeds into the slowed recover.

My other injury occurred May 22nd 2020, when I had gone out to see my boss who had come by to give me my paycheque for that week as I hadn't gone in for company breakfast, as I went down the stairs I slipped, falling directly onto my tailbone of my backside, additionally nailing my back and neck off the edges of the steps, as can be seen here captured by our doorbell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0czUe674PBM . I ended up with a severely damaged tailbone, and now a couple years later my spine has been giving me complications, furthering my problems.

Even though I have been attempting to take piecemeal days off to attempt to recover, of which my work is installing steel rod seismic systems, I've been struggling to make any sort of headway and have been losing ground on my finances as the months go by. While I continue to visit my doctor and physiotherapist, they don't have anything more for me other than continuing on meds and physical therapy with stretches and exercise, which has driven me further into the red to the point where my brother and I can't continue to afford to have me not work, but working causes me to extend my injuries time to heal, causing me to not have funds, causing me to not afford to not be working. It's become a vicious downward cycle, and now the home we're in is to be sold, which means we need to not only catch up on bills and the missing bits of rent, but we have to now afford the costs to move, which we simply don't have.

Ordinarily, I've been against asking for financial help, because my father has fallen into a cruel cycle of abusing the family financially to let him continue to laze about, and I didn't want to be associated with that, not after having to cut that entire side of my family out after enduring severe abuse (physical, mental, financial, sexual), and aside from my brother I have no one from my mothers side to ask for help. However, I can't continue to be prideful and stubborn about my situation any longer or it's going to cause more than just me homelessness if I can't get out of this cycle of pain. I managed to get time off, but I'm not managing with what I've got financially still. While we're likely going to find a place that is much cheaper and better suited for my brother and I, we don't have the means to afford the rentals and first-month payments for a new place let alone catch up on the bills.

If anyone chooses to donate to my cause, it'll end up being put towards the important things like getting my missing $860 missing in rent (this house we're in is $2600 cad/mo, we originally moved in with my ex and her boyfriend, but they moved out prior to my accidents from when we were still doing okay), getting the hydro/gas bill paid (former is 80.06 currently, latter is 752.71), keeping my phone online so I can continue to reach out to my doctors and boss (currently 234.47), grocery runs for food for us and my little dog Ally, whom needs a groom as her owners haven't come to do it themselves as they said and I don't have the tools for her hair as thick as it is, paying for medication and physiotherapy(of which I've rainchecked 40 dollars because they're trying to help me), and of course getting money together for moving into a cheaper, smaller rental unit, which is looking potentially to be around 1600-2000 still, but anything that costs less monthly would help us.

Don't feel pressured by this to donate to me, I understand what little debts we have do not seem to amount to much, but with a looming recession and my injuries that won't recover if I attempt to work on them (and as of this time I still have my job to return to in the future, so I'm not stressed about that, just the inbetween of now and then, keeping us afloat), and I understand that I'm just another of millions that need aid. If I can at least recover and start growing financially again, I plan to join the ranks of those that helped me to help others in the future. It may not end up being equal, but I want to get back on my feet so I can start helping the people around me as they've been doing for me for so long. With the numbers in mind, I've set a goal that if at least half met would still end up benefiting my brother and I in keeping afloat a couple months longer and get out of the shitty situation we're in.

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Thank you again to everyone that has helped me out, the recovery is ongoing, but things have improved greatly. I hope to be able to return to work this month, and hopefully things get better from there. I hope that everyone that's helped or looked continues in good health.

Posted by William

December 1 at 5:51am

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Hello everyone! I hope you're all getting prepped for a good halloween. As for me, at current it seems we have managed to be good for hydro and gas- but doing so has caused a severe dip into next month's rent as gas wanted to have full payment after they cut me off today. After discussion of the situation, we managed a 50/50 deal where I paid 495 and they waived the other 495. Given I can't really make near five hundred appear from thin air like that, I decided to take the offer and slash 990 off my long term debt, but now I'm short that 495. I'm a bit hopeful that this coming November I'll be able to start back to work, the serratus has been recovering mostly nicely. My spine doesn't feel like it gets tugged on as much when moving or lifting Ally up, and severe pains are relieving quicker, MUCH quicker than what I was working with before. So, thank you all that have donated to help out, it's given me the rest I've needed, there's hope to get back to work, and a future.

Posted by William

October 29 at 3:54am

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Just a small update on the condition of my back. So far, thanks to the rest and controlled movements to keep from harming the torn serratus, I have been slowly managing more movements and lightweight carrying without too much pain. Things are feeling like they're finally recovering after over two years with these injuries, and I have much thanks to the seven people that've graciously given me this ability to keep myself afloat enough to allow this sort of recovery. Though the end of the month looks dire at the moment, I've reduced what I've felt like I should be asking for, realizing the 1005 I had received went further than I originally thought it would. If I manage to get up to $2000, then I would be able to expend another couple weeks to ensure I've healed, I hope if anyone can see it within them to help me, within means, then I can get back into working shape sooner without stressing that last bit of recovery. If not, I still thank everyone for their assistance, it has been grand.

Posted by William

October 17 at 5:59am

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Good news, everyone! While I am still injured and healing, the newest x-rays have confirmed there is no spinal issues from damage at present. It has been a power-couple of not being able to take the time to recover properly as the muscles around the rest of my back are compensating for the damaged muscle, causing them to tug at my spine at odd and awkward angles, hitting nerves and causing me excruciating pain. With physio, rest, and light exercise, I may be on the road to a proper, full recovery. Thank you all that have been generous enough to support me through this awkward, painful time, and I hope to not let you all down and make this a full recovery.

Posted by William

September 29 at 10:46pm

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Hello all that come to see me! I went for an Xray today at the Ridge Meadows hospital near where I live. It was fairly quick, but one doctor that was there wanted a closer look at something that I couldn't hear since I was on my left, and my left ear is the majority of my hearing. I'll know more from my doctors in 4-5 days.

Posted by William

September 25 at 11:44pm

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  • Anonymous1 week ago Best of luck with your recovery.
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  • Fish6 weeks ago You are a good soul. I hope this helps you get back on your feet. TTYL
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