Hello gracious donors,
I am in need of your immediate help. My rent is late/I’ve received an eviction notice (today) and my lease is up ( I know crazy timing!), both of my cats are very sick and in need of medical attention and I have health challenges that need immediate mefical assistance.
Everything changed for me in 2016 while living in Maryland when I was classified as disabled. I moved back home to Missouri to be closer to my brother who thought he would be able to help me with my day to day. Unfortunately his work and parental obligations keep his schedule fairly full. I say all that because I am overwhelmed with day to day living and this is partially why I’m in this situation.
My emotional support pet, Purrfect, is very sick. He throws up almost daily and has lost a significant amount of weight. He is almost 18 and I am terrified he is suffering and/or is severely sick. Both he and my other cat, Tiny, are overdue for their annual visits as well as immunizations. They are both house cats who should be otherwise healthy however Tiny has started to throw up often as well. I desperately need to get them both to the veterinarian. It is estimated that if they both need labs and xrays that the visits could be upwards of $1000.
Yesterday day I found out that the automatic rent payments through my bank did not go through for the last 2 months even though the bank app says they were completed and marked as complete with a confirmation number. I admit that I am remiss for not balancing my checkbook the last couple of months however I have paid my rent in this way for almost 2 years and have never had an issue before. Now I am told there are contingencies in their process that I have no control over, no tracking abilities nor communication for when they decide to arbitrarily change the process. I was told by my apartment manager that if I didn’t make my back payments by April 1, I would be evicted. I owe 2 months back rent before fees of $1130. Luckily my apartment manager is a decent person and isn’t holding my situation against me. She also can’t do much for me either. In addition on my late rent I have to also come up with 2 months of my new rent of $880 also by the 1st of the month.
As far as me and my health, I have several major issues,one of which is spine related and causes chronic pain. It is known that I need another spine surgery but I have yet to find a surgeon willing to take me on as a client. I had five spinal surgeries in 2 years including a surgical site infection. So no one wants to deal with me I am told. Since being here in Missouri, I have been shuffled around in an attempt to get treatment by medical practitioners who have been either unable or are unwilling to help me.
One of my other health issues has the opportunity for treatmemt by the GI Department at the Mayo Clinic. I have an appointment at their clinic in Rochester, Minnesota next month but have no money to get there or pay for accommodations.
The Mayo clinic is willing to see me about the growing hemangioma on my liver and my insurance will cover the visit after a co-pay but I don’t have the funds to pay for transportation, food or lodging for this appointment or the subsequent appointment (s). My first appointment is April 18th and I will need to be there for approximately 4 days. Currently airfare is upwards of $700 round trip flying from my closest airport to Rochester. Because my disability is mobility related, travel is a challenge for me. I prefer to have a travel companion but again that person would have to be my brother and he can’t take off work nor cancel his children’s activities to deal with me. So flying from the closest airport is my next best option. I don’t have a vehicle so I also need ground transportation. At least once there the Mayo clinic has free shuttles to help me to and from my appointments. I also hope to stay at a hotel with an airport shuttle.
Additionally while gone I will need to either place my pets in a kennel or have someone come to my home to take care of them. Either option is approximately $50 a day.
All said for my Mayo trip I estimate the cost transportation, housing and food to be approximately $2100. I won’t know about trip 2 until after trip 1.
All together I need approximately $5500. My disability just doesn’t go far enough. If I could have all I needed, I would have someone to help me a few days a week but I just don’t have the money. I need a bigger place because I am unable to store the little I have and I can’t get around my place with my mobility equipment. But with the market and my credit score I am blessed to have what I have. I am also blessed to have been highly compensated for a number of years. So much so that I was given a higher disability amount but that also means I don’t qualify for other help. I can go on all day about being a great member of society before my health changed or how I want to contribute again if I were in better health or had help, etc. But I don’t know if you care about that. I am willing to chat with whomever is willing to listen and hopefully help me with my financial situation to provide more context and support for my request. I am in a desperate situation or I would not be asking for this help, especially in this manner. Your interest by reading my plea is greatly needed and appreciated. Thank you so much.