Family of Prince of Persia fans in crisis mode

Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2015 14:34:42 -0500
From: Konnichiwa (
Subject: Family of Prince of Persia fans in crisis mode

Hi there,

I hope it's not inappropriate that I'm reaching out to you. I'm a fan of Prince of Persia the Jordan Mechner/Ubisoft game and Prince the singer and I'm reaching out to others in the fandoms because I'm a single mom and my network of friends isn't that big.

I worked at Glam Slam Miami around 1997 during Prince's Jam of the Year tour when the club was briefly reopened.
I was pregnant at the time and still remember crying in a red lit phone booth in the Glam Slam lower bar area because I didn't want to move in with my then boyfriend but I felt like I had no choice because I couldn't raise a baby alone.

In 2013, I got fed up with my ex verbally abusing me , his uncontrollable anger and the uncomfortable ,threatening feeling of living in the creepy little house he inherited from his mom.

I sold everything I owned on eBay and worked hard to scrape together the money for a security deposit on an apartment.
I sold my Prince of Persia games, guides, posters etc.,and I also sold 30 years of Prince items,
a lifetime of stuff that I collected and I sold it all so that I could have my freedom and my own space.

It was hard to let go of my collections but I wanted to change my life.

My ex said "You'll be back." but I ignored him and my daughter and I moved to a nice old apartment near my daughter's school and spent the happiest year of our lives just being free, independent ,safe and normal.

But we lost our apartment 3 weeks before this Christmas because the landlord raised the rent.

I was already working my butt off just to make ends meet and the rent increase was the final straw.

It has been a devastating month. A lot of our possessions got ruined in the rain when we had to move, including the computer that I was using to sell things on eBay.

Since I have no close family , I'm in the scary situation of staying with my ex again, who despises me and who I am afraid of.
My daughter and I need to find a new apartment fast or this is going to end badly.

I spent Christmas Eve in a public park after my ex threw me out and then changed his mind.
He grounded my daughter for trying to defend me ,he called it "talking back".
I don't think "Please don't throw my mom out." is talking back.

My ex wants me out in 2 weeks and I would love to be out in 2 weeks with my daughter. But no matter how hard I work, there is no way that I can come up with a security deposit without help in two weeks.

I don't want to give up because my daughter is counting on me to lift us both out of this and fix everything.
I feel even more pressured because there are two empty apartments in a building I like and I'm worried that they'll be gone before I even have a chance to come up with a deposit.

If you are able to, please consider donating to my funding page or sharing it with your social network.

Thank you for caring enough about us to read all this.

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