Posted on April 27, 2013
Posted on April 27, 2013As a destitute human trafficking survivor who has been unable to build a life after escaping 28 years ago, no matter how hard I tried, with NO support network in my life at all, no job references, I had none of the things that middle class people take for granted as 'normal' to be able to have a chance. I have suffered without access to medical care for most of my life after escaping traffickers here in America, where NO ONE cared about poor, marginalized women like me. And now, at age 45, I am facing going blind because I am without any income or health insurance to get my glaucoma treated. I have only had ONE ophthalmologist visit since I was diagnosed three years ago. My fundraiser for desperately needed donations so I can save my sight and not have to end up blind too on top of everything else I've had to suffer, was started a month ago. I have only one month left. I did not even get half of what I desperately need as a bare minimum to get glaucoma treatments started so I can save my eyesight. This society threw me away once when I was 13, orphaned and destitute, straight into the arms of human traffickers. Please don't throw me away again. If you care about poor, marginalized trafficking survivors, then please extend some of your privileges to THIS survivor who has none.