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A hardship fund forWilliam Rice

$17,390 given of $30,000 goal

Further help with my continued pain

Started by: William Rice

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Hello everyone, again. Unfortunately, my back injuries have not healed to a point where I am capable of returning to my job, and I am again asking for some assistance in light of having asked once before.

As per my last campaigns to raise funds for my mangled back with its injuries (https://www.plumfund.com/financial-hardship/please-help-me-with-my-recovery-from-back-injuries) I have been unable to recover from my torn serratus, which occurred when I sadly strained too hard on the toilet one morning where I went to take a biobreak, and the biobreak almost took me instead. I am the person people were warned about straining too hard on the toilet or you'd hurt yourself.

This comes on top of a severe fall that also occurred not days later, which has left the permanent mark of searing pain if I sit on hard objects for longer than a few minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0czUe674PBM

Both injuries together, despite attempting work over the last couple years, would not recover and I was forced to take time off from work in order for recovery to properly happen (I install seismic rod systems to counter earthquakes, helping protect lives and buildings in the event of a strong earthquake). I'm still incapable of lifting my general work load without causing the serratus to strain, sending searing pain through the right side of my back, and thus I am back to ask once more for help.

Essentially, I have come to ask, grovel, beg for another round of assistance in order to keep the house we have above our heads, so I can keep myself going for a bit longer, and so I can keep Ally fed and healthy as I continue to work on my pain relief so I can return to work.

If you can help, I greatly appreciate any sort of donation to help keep things going for my little dog and I, and even if you can't, I hope your month has gone well and the new year treats you better than this year has.

(I understand there is a minimum, if you have a method of etransfer, I can work with that as well: my general email address is williambenjaminrice@gmail.com)

I've been slowly adjusting the goal amount and dates based on how things have generally been progressing, and since we're no longer homeless I've set it at something reasonable as I plan to continue to use this fundraiser as direct support for future streaming. It isn't much, but with the serratus injury there's not a lot I can do. I'll have to have a camera for Ally as well so everyone can come see her!

Still, to the many of you that have been generously supporting me and Ally through a ridiculously rough time in our lives, thank you, I hope life continues to find you well and it continues it's prosperity with you.

Latest Update

Since this is the end of the year, and the end of the campaign for this year, I wanted to thank everyone that contributed even the smallest amounts and the biggest, I've managed to get into a smaller place now, bills are lower and more managable, though I still have pain to work though. Perhaps this next year will do me better, but it'll be a rough start coming in with basically nothing on hand to deal with anything. Hope everyone else gets off to a better new year!

Posted by William

January 1 at 2:00am

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A few weeks late, but now that I have a moment after destressing, I'm reminded that I need to inform you all here that we have found a small comfy place that has effectively let me keep Ally. As long as she isn't a bother, and she's been chirpy with random noises as she adjusts, the landlord that actually looks after the place doesn't mind. It's a good deal cheaper, which means I have less financial pressure, a proper place to sleep and work on my back, and perhaps even see what I can do with streaming some old games for friends. I intend to keep this campaign for those that see my streams and wish to contribute, so I'll keep it open for just that reason. I'll additionally keep people posted about the condition of my back as things get better. Thanks again everyone for the near 15400 that's gotten me here. It's been rough, it'll be nice to settle in calmer waters now.

Posted by William

October 8 at 10:18pm

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Well, so far we've been unable to find something else in the area we were looking at before. Seems the agency that we went to owns a lot of that area so by being denied for the place we were going to, we've been effectively denied out of the entire city. This despite those getting assistance aren't to be denied housing, but if the agency doesn't say as much, there's nothing we can really do about it. On the upside, I've been managing working on my serratus, at least the lower half of them, and I'm getting better with standing and walking for longer. The only snag I'm hitting is taking inclines is a coin flip each step on if something twists wrong and fires pain through my back. Steeper the incline, worse it is. Additionally it seems I'll be able to keep Ally and stay here for a while longer, so we're arranging living and oay arrangements for bills, though they'll be lower while we're here at least!

Posted by William

August 15 at 8:50pm

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Well, the last 4 weeks has been a whirlwind of getting the move ready having found a place, but we ran into a snag with paperwork. Alright sorted that out last week and it took until today to get a "No" for the move in proper, so... we're basically homeless. We're bunking with friends, but it's gonna be rough in a small space, and we might not be able to stay here until we find a new place. The biggest issue is I require assistance, and no place wants to take someone on assistance, but won't say as much for fear of legal issues since assistance people can't be denied a home if they can afford it with someone else. So it's back to looking. Not sure how it'll pan out, but thank you all again for the support getting me this far.

Posted by William

July 25 at 2:10am

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Unfortunately, house hunting has not gone in our favour, and through all the messages and calls done we've only gotten a handful of showings and each denied. While this doesn't bode well, we'll probably be able to continue living here for a couple more months and hopefully find a place. I've connected with a friend and their daughter deals with rentals for apartments. So, all things and God permitting, we'll manage to work something out and find something in the near future. House hunting for rentals in the Vancouver and surrounding area in BC has been and simply is brutal. Thank you again to those that continue to support my recovery and endeavor, we're getting there.

Posted by William

June 24 at 2:59am

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It's official, I'm gonna be moving by the end of the month. Where? I'm not sure yet. I'm scrambling to find places, but lots of places are honestly still absurdly prices, or what good offers I've found haven't gotten proper correspondence back yet. Hopefully I find a place here over the weekend or next week though or it's going to start looking a bit grim. I thankfully don't need to make changes to the campaign in hindsight of this, what originally was planned out to be needed towards the end of June was tabulated up mostly right. The move is going to suck a bit, but it'll be for the better as I finally move into a place I can manage much easier. Although I'll have to give Ally back to her original owners (I legally don't own her, but she's my dog by all other rights given I've been raising her for the last five years) There's also not a lot left to move either, so there won't be a lot of heavy lifting to be done overall. Here's hoping I find something still relatively quiet.

Posted by William

June 2 at 10:19pm

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Moving! Fees! And pain. Lots of pain. It seems we'll be downsizing out of this house (which is okay) into probably an apartment. The help I've received has helped relieve any of my debt and has been relied on for keeping rent and utilities otherwise, with spending here and there for food as most of my medical costs are currently covered (thank you). And now it's helped relieve us of a bunch of junk, though it now pains me that I have to again ask for assistance. Moving is not an easy expense to handle, and I would more than appreciate any help I can receive, especially with my brother having unsteady work hours in the spring (work was a bit unsteady with what was available). Happy birth month for me! And thank you all again for listening, and helping.

Posted by William

May 9 at 2:52am

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Oops, suppose I need to be giving people a proper update. Things have been a bit of a whirlwind the last couple months. Thankfully recovery is going well, I'm finally getting into exercise meant to strengthen my core and right side, able to start lifting light weights consistently. Needed to get an exercise ball to help with core exercise, balancing on a single foot while sitting on it is really difficult at first. It still is, frankly. But it's almost been fun to work on myself and seeing the actual progress. It's just a shame that it's still not enough to do anything physical, like moving junk out of the house, which is getting done now thankfully. Going to cost a goodly grand though, that's the cost of being unable to trash some of these bigger items, old MDF television unit. Has to be like 100kgs or some 200lbs at least. That being said, it seems like our landlords have finally let the hammer fall and let us know they plan to actually put the house up to market, and that means....

Posted by William

May 9 at 12:56am

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Unfortunately for my sore self, this past winter hasn't been doing me any favours. I've made adjustments to the campaign to reopen it in light of my continued stress with my torn serratus, as much as it mentally pains me to continue in such fashion. With spring upon us though, the snow is gone and I can refocus on getting back outside for longer periods of time, working on moving about again instead of being snowed in constantly.

Posted by William

March 19 at 12:42am

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Hello to everyone this late tuesday afternoon. Many of you have been gracious to one injured in such a humiliating way, and though I try to find ways to express this individually to everyone as I can, I really find it wonderfully hard to find the proper words to show the gratitude I have for those that have allowed me peace of mind and the ability to heal without as much stress. It's leading to a much more rapid healing than when I had first started this all, and that is something I can't express in words how much it's been a grand amount of help. Again, this helps towards my rent, utilities, physio and medication, and ultimately my ability to keep my dog and then myself fed and things at least leveled off. It's been an immense relief, I cannot thank all of you enough in this lifetime, but I hope that one day I may too help in the same measures as others have helped me. Thank you.

Posted by William

February 7 at 11:57pm

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Well, with all the help I've gotten, it seems all things must end eventually. Even though I have managed to keep up on the rent over the past six months thanks to the help of many, I still haven't managed to shave off two previous months of debt (totaling 1000 of 5200, we pay 2600 a month, I pay half at 1300) and they're upset that I haven't recovered fast enough to make amends for it. If I don't have enough by the end of this month, about another two grand to cover this month and the debt, I'm probably screwed. Thanks to all that have helped, though, it's been a tough run trying to unscrew this serratus, but the world doesn't wait for anyone but itself. I don't know what I can do to get it to work in time, but I'm going to have to try something. Hope everyone else is having a better sunday.

Posted by William

January 22 at 11:21pm

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I wanted to just make a quick update on how things are going: so far things are getting a bit more stable with things being paid back down to zero, getting meds and physio paid, and so far with continued effort I am slowly able to start using weights to exercise with and not overly bother the serratus. I can only do a bit at a time, but it's an improvement and that's been a beacon of light combined with the support I've received here. It's already mid-month, though, this isn't quite enough to return to drilling in seismic installs or even the light work of moving steel hardware around, but with being able to lift weights now, I'm getting there. Thank you all, now and in the future.

Posted by William

January 16 at 4:15am

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Oh wow, I'm shaking from joy already, the new year only just started and already I've hit the goal amount, thank you SO, SO MUCH. This means the world to me, this will keep the roof above my head and help keep me going on my recovery. Happy New Year to everyone and all!

Posted by William

January 1 at 8:41pm

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