Last year…the full story:
I want to add something that I remembered from the accident. When the woman hit me, I didn’t fly out of the way. Instead, the force of the car pushed me onto the hood of the car. What the woman slammed into was partial brick up to my waist, and then the storefront window was above that. The fact that I was on top of the car literally saved my limbs. I could have easily lost my legs.
The case was settled in April, in the middle of my move from NY to SF. I did not get a lot at all. Let’s put it this way, I got under $35k and almost all of that money is gone (due to the move and other necessities). On top of this, now that I’m looking for individual health insurance my injuries are considered pre-existing so I do not qualify for affordable insurance. The cheapest private insurance I can get is $500/month. No kidding. I’m looking into other services such as Healthy San Francisco.
The pain of my injuries come and go with stress (and if it’s really damp outside). It’s primarily my neck and my knee that still bothers me. When I was employed, I was seeing Carolynn and have Cranial Sacral Therapy treatments.
That’s enough sappy crappy sad faces!
I lost my job. You know what that means? Back hunting for a new job, but I’m trying to keep positive by doing fun stuff. I love doing acting and comedy, especially characters. I was lucky enough to discover a voice over training program here in SF and I’m totally knocking it out of the park. I LOVE going to every single class. I could do voices all day long. I can do commercials, but character voices is where I really shine.
I decided to take bartending classes and do work with catering companies and a shift or two a week at a bar while I’m in transition.
If you’re interested in helping me out
go by my song on iTunes! It’s under:
Hit by a Car
let me know of any bars that are hiring in the San Francisco area
let me tend bar at your holiday party
have me record your answering machine (or voice machine?) message — I can send it as an MP3 for you
draw some anime/cartoons and I’ll voice all the characters
send me happy and encouraging messages
Let’s rock this out peoples! You ALL rule! I’ve been very lucky to have awesome support.