Starving Artist

by niallhamilton in Salford, England, United Kingdom

Starving Artist

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Terminally ill with a broken laptop that I need to make money

by niallhamilton in Salford, England, United Kingdom

A few years ago I had a nice, normal life. Throughout lockdown I had a steady job, my own place and a nice car, friends and good health.

In August 2022 I was diagnosed with end stage diabetic kidney failure. I had a tube put into my abdomen and started dialysis, a lifesaving treatment that filters my blood. I was given a place on the transplant list - I'm waiting for a kidney and pancreas. It should be any day now.

Soon after I lost my job managing a coffee shop due to time off work, and I was evicted after I stopped paying rent. In February last year I was made homeless, and spent the rest of the year in a homeless shelter.

I had a further 6 surgeries, including 3 eye surgeries which left me temporarily blind. I wasn't in a position to support friends and family as I once did, and it was difficult for loved ones to see me sink so low. For now there's just me and myself, and I've lost much faith in humanity.

I've recently moved into my own place, which has given me the opportunity for some relative peace as I recover from my most recent eye surgery and await transplant. It's a nice flat but still mostly unfurnished, and I've been sleeping on my sofa.

Today my laptop stopped working. This affects my earning ability almost entirely, and prompted this fundraiser as I'm not currently in a position to replace it.

I'm grateful for any support.

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