My name is Camden C McFarland,
This last year has been quite the year for me. I was diagnosed with HIV, I also have PTSD, Panic disorder without Agoraphobia, Major Depressive Disorder, GI problems, chronic pain(still in the process of figuring out whats causing it), Joint Pain(also in the process with finding the cause), Reactive Airway disease, seborrheic dermatitis, etc. Since then I have racked up alot of medical debt, im setting my goal for $5000 for now. I have alot more in debt but I have a student loan out for $3000. and i was planing on putting the rest towards whatever bills I can.
I am currently living at home with mother.I just recently got SSI Disabiltiy. Its not much but its enough to get by on for now.
The main goal I have with this funding is to be able to pay off my student loan and put a little bit towards my medical debt. It would be a great weight lifted off my shoulders. I basically live in doctors offices. If im not to tired i go out with friends, But most of the time i dont have the energy to do anything which honestly sucks. I should be thriving in life right now. Instead I’m here feeling as if I’m alot older.
I am an artist at heart. Theater and writing are some of my favorite things. I also love painting though its been a few years since ive painted anything. and it was only a few paintings but i found joy in it. i also did color/winter guard my senior year in high school i really enjoyed that. My one true love is theater, the behind the scenes stuff. I was that person who would make sure everything ran the way it was supposed to, stressful but i loved it. I one day hope to get back into it.
What i really want more then anything is just to bring more awareness about HIV and STD education. theres not much anymore. You here about it but people kind of take it more as a joke now. How i got it wasnt by sleeping around it was just something that happened. To be honest, it changed me for the better. I see the world in a different way. Im not the same person that i was before the HIV and i think having support and love is the main reason i am so positive about it.
If you decide to donate, I personally will never be able to repay that kind of generosity.
I also promise that one day once i get out of the hole that I’m in to pay it forward. Not sure how exactly yet, but when that day comes i know it’ll be towards something truly good.
27 July 2014