When I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, my world turned upside down. I had already beaten cancer in my past and I was devastated to have another terrible diagnosis to cope with. I am in and out of doctors frequently, such as neurologists, neuro-opthalmologists, and rheumatologists. Through routine and physical therapy, I’ve learned some really necessary skills, but I’ve come to a stand still. I had an average amount of debt prior to my diagnosis, but since it has grown to be uncontrollable. I desperately want to make modifications to my home, such as a sit in bathtub, that will make my life significantly better when I’m not feeling well. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to get my debt down enough to be able to do these things. I lose out on work when I’m having symptoms, and I can’t take a second job due to my physical limits. I’ve searched and searched for potential work from home opportunities, but to no avail. I’m fortunate enough to still be able to work and drive (most of the time) but it hasn’t been enough. I am even struggling to make the payments for my service dog (a $12,000 dog). I am determined to be able to not be able to worry about the expense as much when I come across something that would enable me to function during my relapses, and my independence is incredibly important to me. Currently my physical struggles include vision issues, spasms, numbness, burning pins and needles, severe weakness and crippling fatigue. Thankfully my work is pretty understanding about my absences, but I’ve missed weeks due to this illness and the bills don’t wait on anyone. Although they are lenient on me, my work is not completely disability friendly for it’s workers. They are not happy about me getting a service dog and my wheelchair barely fits through the path to my desk. I worry everyday about not eventually being able to work, or being forced out due to my service dog. This is all quite the change for me, as I used to be an athletic trainer and very passionate about fitness. I’ve given up a lot of physical activities I used to love for the sake of my safety. Something I don’t want to compromise on is my comfort and safety at home. I am reaching out to anyone who is in a position to help, as I have a lot of dreams I still want to pursue that I can’t do without being in a better position. I love writing, and to be debt free and be safe in my home would allow me to pursue my dream of being an author. Being debt free would allow me to keep living with one less burden that could open up so many doors for me. I thank everyone who took the time to read this and hear my story. It really means the world to me.
Hello, My name is Mitch and I am just now 20 years old. I have autism. I am asking for help because I broke my arm when we were in Texas. It was my ulna bone in the elbow. My parents helped me and it required surgery. The thing is my parents insurance had a big deductible like $16000 out of pocket and now drowning in medical bills. I am not asking for that or even near it. They said it is for them to worry about anyway. I have been going to community college and now have some college bills to pay back later but I’m trying to get my degree. The same year I broke my arm my brother got a tumor on his foot and had surgery. SO my parents had to pay more money for that. They are doing the best they can but my dads work transferred him to Florida recently. We are here now. I am asking for some money to help out for Christmas gifts for my little brother. He doesn’t get it and I barely do. I just know my parents got me therapy and got me help. They paid for extra to give me extra help and be a better person. My mom helped me so much and I hate seeing her cry from bills and worry. They they helped me with my arm and still paying for it. They take care of us the best they can but we are not even near rich. my dad is the only one working and he is a special mechanic. IF I could help get some money for my little brothers gifts it would be helpful. anything extra could go to my medical bills or to pay my college loan to help my family. My little brother is really funny and I don’t want him sad. Thank you for reading and if you can help great. www.PayPal.me/MPetty940
Hello my name is Victoria Maloney. It has been quite a ride for me, but let’s go ahead and start by why I am posting this. For the past few years I have felt a great deal of pain in my ovaries. Never knew why or how to fix it. Had a couple surgeries that they thought were the reason to my pain that ended up not being the pin pointed reason. After 4 years of trial and error, this September I was finally diagnosed with Severe endometriosis. I wasn’t shocked but I was scared that it had to get that bad due to not getting treatment for it years ago. I am now needing to remove one ovary and possibly the other but I am 22 years old and still seeking to have kids in the future. I am raising money so that I can pay to freeze some of my eggs and help with the surgery bill. As I have been working from home due to severe cramps it’s been hard for me to work. So anything helps in this time.
My name is Justin Neff. I live in the small town of Weaverville in northern California. I moved back to my birth town with my new wife to be closer to my mom and other family after my dad passing of pancreatic cancer in 2015.
I was working on bringing a new plumbing company into town starting October 2017, and work was finally getting busier and more steady. I was almost able to afford certain things that I had been putting off (i.e. health insurance) so that my wife and I could pay the more important bills.
My coworker and I had gone to work with our boss in a nearby city on August 23rd, and after work we got a hotel so we could finish up on that following Friday. The next morning I woke up coughing, which caused me to vomit, which in turn caused my esophagus to tear. At the time I had no idea what had happened. I felt as though I had just pulled every single muscle in my body and all I could to was lay on the bed in pain. I could hardly breathe and it was difficult to tell my coworker that he needed to call 911. I was panicking and in the back of my mind I knew I couldn’t afford any of what was about to come, but it was either that or die; and I didn’t want to go out like that.
I ended up in the hospital for just over 3 weeks, with multiple surgeries and over half that time was in the ICU. I’m home now and recovering, and the bills keep coming in. I haven’t done the exact math, but I’m sure I’m up over 500,000. I’m on temporary disability, and that helps with income, but it isn’t enough to cover everything with my wife working. This leaves her having to spend more money on our credit cards than we ever have before, which in turn brings us more debt. I feel like a burden and now I can’t sleep due to the stress, especially with holidays coming up.
I will be on disability and unable to work for another 4 to 5 months, so any donations would be greatly appreciated. Even prayers or nice messages to lift my spirits are appreciated. It’s hard going day to day in this situation and knowing there are caring and giving people out there make it easier for people in my situation, or others that are even worse. Thank you very much for all that you can do to help.
Hello, my name is Ashlee! I’m a 30 year old stay at home mom of 2 little boys! In October of 2017 I gave birth to my second son, Kellin Edward, he was awesome at breast feeding! Soon after that late one night I was complaining about a lump so I let my husband check. Sure enough he found a large lump in one of my breasts, I was scared being that both my parents have had cancer. I figured my breast was lumpy from breastfeeding (as this is actually really common) so I put off going to the doctor until the lump grew, it grew and grew and grew until it was about the size of a golf ball. It started to cause me pain, like a burning sensation. My family talked me into going and getting it checked out! Countless mammograms that radiologists were confused about, turned into unreadable ultrasounds, which ultimately turned into several biopsies. Since I was breastfeeding and my breasts were full of milk the biopsies turned into painful milk fissures, basically causing the biopsy site to leak bread milk causing bacterial growth and not letting it heal for months! MONTHS go by and I’m leaking out of biopsy sites daily, cleaning to make sure I don’t get infections then finally, biopsy results came back, my worst nightmare came true. Ductal carcinoma, a localized cancer of the milk duct (not at all related to breastfeeding). Radiation treatments followed, trying to care for a one year old and 3 year old while paying for cancer treatments, my husband worked around the clock to help get extra money, we got roommates to help compensate, but bill after bill came and we were taking from one bill to pay another over due bill. We have no family close to help with the kids! It’s hard enough trying to heal from cancer, but also having to wake up and be 2 little boys whole world is a job by itself entirely! What an ugly cycle, I’m sick and tired and scrambling to find work while still going through treatment and raising my kids! My car doesn’t work right and it’s falling apart. Somethings gotta give, I’m doing all that I can! I just would like to fix my car and give my kids some presents, help my husband pay some of our overdue bills! My family deserves better and I can’t compensate, the economy and cost of living has gone up. I don’t know if anyone will actually read this but I’m here, I’m real, and I need some kind of angel! Thanks
Hello. I am a 28 year old man who is unable to work at this time due to several physical and mental issues that have compounded over the course of my life. I am currently suffering from chronic fibromyalgia, causing acute pain in my lower back, neck, hips and thighs, chronic arthritis in my left hand and wrist from 2 separate and extreme breaks when I was young. I also have compressed discs in my lower back as a result of being severely overweight for a large portion of my life. I also have moderate vertigo which leaves me unable to drive and in combination with my back pain, unable to stand or walk for more than 15 or so minutes at a time. I also suffered a quasi-heart attack at 21 and now have to take heart-rhythm-regulating and blood pressure medicine for the rest of my life. I have lost 150lbs since May 2017, however it hasn’t helped resolve any of the physical issues I experience.
I have mental health issues that I have been receiving treatment for, so far, however, nothing has made a significant impact. I suffer from extreme social anxiety, depression and PTSD from several traumatic instances during my childhood, one of which was witnessing my father be killed by a car while my family and I were on vacation when I was 8 years old.
Our car had broken down on a mountain highway and a group of 3 younger girls had stopped to help our family.My father had walked to meet them as they had to park a short distance ahead of us and as they met, a driver fell asleep at the wheel and veered towards them, my father saw it happening and pushed the girls out of the way and was hit by the car himself.
I watched it all happen from the front seat of our car. Not long after, my mother suffered a brain aneurysm and almost died. She recovered and remarried and I have a great relationship with her and my stepfather to this day, however, they both were forced to sell their home and buy a camping trailer and travel to wildlife refuges and work as volunteers because finances became very tight for them in the last few years.
I am now living in a home with my older brother. He is renting from a friend of our parents at a reduced cost. However, it is a huge burden on my brother as he has two daughters that he pays child support for, on top of supporting me.
I also have two spoiled rescue cats that I try to give the best life possible and would love to be able to do more for them!
I would really like to say thank you for reading this and I appreciate you simply reading my condensed story. I have more to tell, good and bad, and maybe one day I’ll be able to tell it.
Here are links to my paypal and also cashapp account.
My name is Samantha. I am twenty-five years old and have been uninsured for many years. I have recently enrolled into an insurance program that is offered by my employer, but as we all know, there is a deductible that must be met before insurance will pay out. My current deductible is $2500.00. This is a reasonable amount, but it is still a strain financially as I do not qualify for any assistance with medical care. My call center job is, modest, at best.
I fall into a gray area where I barely make too much to qualify for government assistance, but not enough to afford private insurance. I do not have children or other dependents, but I do not make enough to support myself as a single person and cover medical expenses without going further into debt. That is why I am asking for your help.
I have been diagnosed with depression and bipolar disorder, both of which have not been treated since I was eighteen. I am at a place where I am desperate for help to cope with and treat these disorders as they have impacted my ability to function normally at home, socially, and at work. I have not been insured for several years because I simply can not afford it, as stated above. At this point, it is crucial to my physical and mental health to seek treatment. Possibly even my survival.
I do not receive financial help from family or a partner. Treatment and medication for these illnesses is extremely costly and I am not in a place where I can afford deductibles and co-payments along with costs of living without borrowing.
I am going to make the assumption that some of you also suffer from mental illness that has impacted the quality of your life in some way. Know that if you are going to donate, you will be effecting my life in a very positive way. Any help is greatly appreciated and will certainly be for a good cause.
Note – The photo included here is a stock photo. I know that I am supposed to include an original photo, but I am currently in an area where I can take a photo. I will try to add one later. The PayPal link below will display my photo and name.
PayPal link: paypal.me/toroysam
My name is Alzahraa,Originally from Egypt and live now with my husband and two kids in Canada.
I came to Canada as a sponsored spouse 4 years a go.
I am a single daughter to a two lovable parents live in Egypt.
When I was young ,I used to see my mom have some hepatic issues from a viral infection she had when she was young and had affected her liver function for life.
Few months a go my mom condition started to get worth and her liver enzymes are getting elevated and that is make the need to have liver transplantation is urgency.
Unfortunately, in Egypt there is no medical coverage for those kinds of surgery.
The cost of the surgery is 754,000EP which is almost 50,000 CAD,we already have 612,000EP which Is almost 40,000 CAD.
So what we need is almost 10,000 CAD.
I have been working to have that a mount for months and I consumed every single chance.
It is not easy for me to ask for money but I am talking to all hearted people who can help by even 1 $ to help us doing my mom surgery as soon as possible.
I have attached a letter from the hospital by the cost and I am willing to let anyone can help by all the updates a bout my mom condition.
To everyone reading my words,I am crying here because there is a chance to lose my mom and even my dad ,he doesn’t have anyone one except me and I am dying of feeling guilty that I left them and came here to start my life with my husband.
Please,if you can help by anything don’t hesitate…it is gonna make a difference.
Thanks for everyone taking the time to read my words and please wish us to have my mom back a gain !
My paypal link:
About a month ago I received some startling news, my son’s mother was
diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and had a “Whipple” surgical procedure. To
those unfamiliar with Pancreatic Cancer, it has a 1 year recurrence rate of
86%, in other words, the odds are not good.
Some say to hope for the best but plan for the worst, that is what I am
I need to acquire a reliable vehicle as fast as possible because I may soon
become a single dad.
This is very important and the clock is ticking.
If you cannot help financially, at least share this on your Facebook page.
That would be very very helpful.
I am not relying solely on donations to reach the goal; I am doing
everything within my power and could use your help!
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I really hope this works. I’m currently working the same job I have worked
for the past two years. It’s online work and doesn’t pay much but it’s been
enough to pay my minimal bills. I’m not the type of person who needs much; I
never go out to eat, never go to movies or anything like that really. I just
work at home and read or garden during my free time.
I live within my means and don’t own many things. I have a 30 year old van
that’s been falling apart for ages but I haven’t had a need to do much, if
any, driving. It only gets about 9 MPG but that’s not been a big deal until
now. Soon I will need to drive to schools, events, doctors, etc. on a
regular basis and will need something safer and more reliable.
Currently, I live about 10 miles out of town and at least 15 miles from the
nearest applicable jobs. It’s not hard for me to find jobs, it’s getting
there that’s tricky and it’s time for me to find a suitable job for the
I’m not a scammer and this is not a fictional situation. I’m a real person
with a real life-changing event happening. I know it may sound outrageous
but it’s the honest truth. Yes, I should have been more prepared for
something like this but understand it was very unexpected and I’m doing
everything I can within my ability.
Honestly, if I had family to borrow some money from I would, but both of my
parents are deceased. I’d rather not ask people for money online but
sometimes you have to do what you have to do.
I hope that people understand this message and pass it along. Even the
smallest amounts are helpful. A bunch of $2 donations(price of a cup of
coffee) would be enough for me to find a better vehicle. I’m pretty good
with cars and it’s not like I’m trying to buy a Lexus. I just need an old 4
door Honda to take care of my 10 year old.
The same year my father died was the same year my mother was diagnosed with colon cancer. The year 2013 was the year she was diagnosed, she used to work in a small decomposable plastic bag factory in Kingston, Jamaica. Her boss was a heavy smoker, she smoked around her employees even when they wanted her to quit because the second hand smoking is dangerous, she didn’t listen which caused both my mother & another of her colleagues to get colon cancer.
They both wanted to sue but both of them put together didn’t have that type of money to hire a lawyer so they both had to let it go. The two of them quit their jobs & still no help from the boss. It was rough for my mother especially because she is old, at that time she was 53 years of age.
After some time, mommy had to start wearing colostomy bags & it has been stressful because the bags themselves are very expensive out here & sometimes we don’t know where the money is coming from or who we can ask for a donation to get some for us.
A date has been set up for the surgery for the bag to be taken off but the due date is nearing & we don’t have the full amount of money to pay for the surgery. Heath care is not free here, it is very expensive. My mother even had to ask for help from her family which she hadn’t talked to for literal years to help her to purchase a skin stapler due to the hospital not having it, that’s a lot of money because it is not sold in our country, she had to get it overseas.
It has been a rough few years of being a single mother of her age, I’m the youngest of 5. I’ve just turned 18 in September & I want to try & help because my mother is my only parent left, I love her & I don’t want to lose her just yet, I know everyone has their time but I don’t believe it should be this soon for my mother, every night I pray that she will live to see my children, her grand children graduate college. My other siblings are helping of course but I want to help too & that is why I’m here, the cost of the surgery is US100,00 dollars. We already have half & we need to other half before the 5th of December next month, I know I’m late but I’ve been searching for a sire like this for awhile now & I’ve finally found it & I would love the help. Thank you in advance for your help
PayPal link: https://www.paypal.me/mourKD
Hello my name is James. I have a wonderful fiancee Sara and 5 awesome kids Lexi, Shaun, Abby, Nae Nae and Carina. Our first grandchild is on the way as well. She will be here in just a few months. I think they’ve decided on Ava for her name. I have a good job that I enjoy. Im a contract weather observer. It pays well, but we don’t have health insurance. The health and welfare allowance that we get is not enough for us to afford it. I can get CHIP insurance for the kids at a reduced rate. But, with a mortgage, travel expenses for my long commute and just buying groceries for all of us. We can’t even afford to pay for that now. I have worked for the last 3 years or so on top of my regular job to learn to trade stocks. I’ve put probably thousands of hours into it. Learning as much as I can at it and also paper trading and real money trading. I’ve gotten pretty good at it. The problem is that every time I start to build my account. We get hit with an emergency medical bill that we have to pay cash for or some other unexpected expense and I drain my trading account to pay for it. I’ve put all this time in to trading to generate an additional income only to get wiped out by some emergency. I am certain that I can be consistently profitable if I had the startup cash. I’m asking hoping to get $5k to fund my account. This money would allow me to generate an additional income that would help pay for health insurance for my family and give them a better life. I don’t like to ask for help from people that I do not know, but I’m trying to do whatever possible to better my fiancee and children’s lives. I’m hoping to one day be able to teach my kids and grand kids what I have learned also so that they can get started earlier than I did and make better lives for themselves and their kids. If you’d like to check and make sure I’m not some sort of scammer. Thank you for taking the time to listen to my story. If I am able to get some help I will come back to here and give back. Who knows I may be helping you someday.
I am a special education teacher. My student loans are currently in default. I can’t pay the 600 dollars a month they are requiring me to pay. They want to garnish my wages and take 30 percent of my paycheck. I barely make enough to pay my rent and my daily bills for food and clothing. I had a medical emergency and now I have 5000.00 d0llars in medical bills that have been turned over to collection agencies. My salary pays my rent, car payment, car insurance, medical insurance and food. I usually only have about 50 dollars left at the end of the month.
Student loan company want a 4000.00 dollar good faith payment or they garnish my wages.
The medical credit agencies are threatening legal action if I don’t pay that in full
Over the years medical expenses have skyrocketed. Before 2015 my insulin used to cost (out of pocket) less than my current heath insurance premium which is nearing 400+ a month. Both insulins that I need to live (out of pocket) are around 2k a month making it impossible to live with out insurance.
I work full time and help my brother out with his kids. He went through a nasty divorce that left him with lots of lawyer debt. He has two kids and new mortgage that I help pay for. This puts stress on high for both me and him. Stress is not good for a insulin dependent diabetic, but you do what you got to do.
With coast of health care and car insurance and a load of other bills that are pilling up the struggle has become real. I’m not a giver upper but i do need help. Giving will go towards helping with medical costs, but also helping me start a business. I have a few inventions that have been put on hold due to lack of funds.
Just to give you a piece of mind I am also the author of this book I have for sale on amazon. I am dedicated and driven just don’t have the money for marketing or getting my name out there.
Thank you for your support!
It all started on Tuesday 16th August 2016. I had my third child via c-section. I really wanted a natural birth but it wasn’t meant to be. The following day I should have been going home however I wasn’t feeling right and I had a red/pink mark above my dressing. As I had previously had an emergency csection, I was aware this wasn’t right and pointed out to numerous staff but it took nearly 48 hours for a doctor to start administer antibiotics. Due to the delay my wound opened up on Saturday 20th releasing blood and fluid. This was a horrific experience but this wasn’t the worse to come. Staff stated that I had an infection but it had finally left my body. I started getting more unwell during Saturday and by the early hours of Sunday morning my bowel had made its way out of three separate sections. The panic in staff faces was horrific. There was a delay getting to theatre but I had to have major surgery to repair damage. Four days after this I was released. Things at home didn’t go well. My two sons were upset I had been away for so long and felt I had abandoned them. I had to give up breast feeding as the. I traction’s in my uterus kept upsetting my bowel and I had many accidents which was mortifying. Things didn’t improve. I landed up I. Hospital April 2017 to be told I had an umbilical hernia and would require an operation. On 17th August 2017 (one day after my daughters first birthday) I had my surgery. I was told I would be in and out the same day but unfortunately that wasn’t the case. I awoke with my husband and siblings gathered round to be told I had a very large hernia that required mesh. I was In hospital for 9 days trying to learn basics again ur walk, toilet, wash myself. It was very hard. Again my body just didn’t seem to recover. In September 2017, I was rushed to hospital via ambulance due to horrific stomach pains and vomiting. They stated my body abdominal walls were highly inflamed and my body was trying to reabsorbe fluid pockets. I was rushed back to hospital December 2017, I was told I now had two hernias as the first one hadn’t held and bowel was trapped and I would have to go on an emergency waiting list. January 2018, one day before my sons 4th birthday, I am rushed to hospital with possible bowel strangulation (Which is fatal) and receive an emergency operation. This time I am staples closed. I am again I. Hospital for 8 days and I take an infection. When I finally get home I am told to visit nurse to have staples removed. Staples removed and within two hours, in front of my children, my wound opens in three places releasing blood and fluid. It was like a scene in a horror movie. I am rushed to g.p and they put dressings in and I am in emergency list in case any organs try to push way out. It was the most terrifying experience yet I had to stay and act normal for my children. 6 weeks of having to get nurse and my husband to do dressings the wounds finally seal, but I have tearing pain again. I get a CT scan and it reveals a now have 4 hernias with bowel trapped in two. I am put on another waiting list. This time I decide to research hernias and specialists as the whole family have found it so traumatic as have I and I don’t want to be constantly on operating theatre tables. I find a specialist based in Edinburgh. I ask to have my care transferred from the Grampian sector to loathian and my g.p does all the forms, but I am told politics prevents this so in order to get the right care I must pay for it? I take out a bank loan and use a credit care to cover cost of operation, travel, follow ups and also to have a foreign student stay with us for 6 weeks as I couldn’t care for my own children and my husband couldn’t get anytime off due to all the other time take for pervious operations. I hate asking for money or help so this has been a big one to swallow. I did some crowdfunding towards operation costs but didn’t manage to get 1/5th of cost risen. I even organised an event for a public walk and although I managed to get 34 people signed up. There was so much competition I was up against. Also people don’t fully understand what I have been through or know me or seen the effect it has had on my children. But a lot of people an sympathise with cancer patients etc as we have all known someone affected by the big killer. My parents would have helped me out but I lost my father in 2016 (March) to a sudden heart attack. This was horrific being pregnant and being told if I grieved I could hurt my baby. Ten my mother died in a horrendous house fire less than a year after my father (this was in the national news papers, Elmore, Braemar) so I have no one to ask for help, I have tried raising money. Now I really need someone to comer forward and help me start a fresh, away from debt, away from all the time we have lost and just a guardian angel if they exist. I am now the mummy with no belly button. I am still in recovery after my operation in July this year. Constantly on edge, but I had the best man do the job. If I could shift the debt, it would give me a chance to save to take the family away for a night as a treat to say thank you for all their support
Thank you for taking the time to read this request.
My name is Chelsea and I am a 26 year-old woman who has fallen on hard times as I am sure most of you can relate to one way or another. I have no family help and am looking into a change in career.
I haven’t live the easiest life but always seem to see the positive parts of even the most devastating experiences. I would consider myself a generally happy gal, my friends call me Sunshine, after all.
Despite my positivity and personal growth, sometimes life has other plans.
This year I was diagnosed with a rare disease called Narcolepsy with Cataplexy.
For those who don’t know what that is, a brief description is below:
Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder that causes persistent sleepiness and additional symptoms such as brief episodes of muscle weakness known as cataplexy, vivid, dreamlike hallucinations, brief episodes of paralysis when falling asleep or upon awakening (sleep paralysis), and fragmented nighttime sleep.
Upon diagnosis, I felt scared, unsure, and didn’t know how to control many things in my life – resulting in low self-esteem, schedule shifts in work, relationships, friendships, and family life.
I wouldn’t wish this disease on my worst enemy to be honest.
My goals in life seemed unattainable.
I made a change in my life and began meditation, self-care, and reading more and more about how to overcome that with which we cannot control and taking control of what you can in order to change your life.
This has not been easy but I am growing every day.
That being said, Medical bills are expensive and work has not be booming so I am in considerable debt.
My goals are to get into clinical trials and to start my own nonprofit.
Those sound great but I have to pay rent first.
Anyone who has been through, well, anything less than forward moving, can understand what it is to get the help you need to push you over the humps of life.
I hope you’ve read this well and if you do decide to support me in this endeavor, know that it will never go unnoticed or unappreciated.
Thank you for your time and your humanity.
Hello, My name is Morgan. About two years ago I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease after about six months of trying to diagnose an issue with my leg and difficulty walking. I was so grateful to finally have a diagnosis and begin antibiotics so that I could walk again without pain and assistance. I took it upon myself to study Lyme and learn as much as I could to aid my healing.
I was surprised to learn that antibiotics often do not take care of the infection if it is not found immediately and that other, more natural and holistic, methods are necessary to be healthy again. I was then shocked and horrified to learn that effective treatment was not covered by medical insurance. After another year of battling this disease I am happy to say that I am hopeful for remission. It will take another year or so of treatment to be healthy again.
I was fortunate to have some retirement savings I could cash in and I qualified for a small loan to help pay for the treatment. I have spent nearly $15,000 on this process. However, I am unable to keep up with living and medical expenses now even with being able to work full time again. My holistic doctor is gracious and patient with me in obtaining medications and treatments, but I cannot expect him to go without payment. The natural protocols are expensive and generally supplied through my doctor by the companies Standard Process/Medi Herb, Beyond Balance, Energetix Corp., Bio-Botanical and DesBio Laboratories. I include this information for verification purposes. Also included in images are listings for the medications I need monthly and quarterly blood testing to maintain proper dosing and track progress. I can provide more information in certain circumstances.
This is a horrible disease that robs a person of their ability to function in daily life. Symptoms are so varied that it is often difficult to explain to others what is going on and leads others to distrust what you say. Lyme leaves you feeling isolated, scared, and fearing for your sanity. The doctor who treats me suffered Lyme several years ago and was able to learn through his own treatment how to help others, leading him to be certified holistically. The CDC does not recognize any treatment beyond antibiotics despite study and proof to the contrary and the many natural treatments that are working for the thousands of those who suffer. Since the disease is not recognized, insurance will not cover treatment and many are left financially ruined while trying to survive. If you can find it in your heart to help me it would be greatly appreciated. I just want to feel better and return to being a functioning member of society.
Thank you and bless,
Hello, my name is Anamaria. I am from Romania and I desperately need your help. My mother, back in December has been diagnosed with cronical/viral hepatitis C and cirrhosis, and since then she is having a hard time with her medical bills and living. We use to live with rent our whole life since we couldn’t ever be able to afford our own house, only my father is working and his pay check is not enough to handle all the needs, she wasn’t able to work for a long time because she had leukemia back then and she was mostly sick and faiting a lot. I was trying to work to help them out but it was never enough to cover all the needs. Right now I moved in Budapest, Hungary with my husband but we also live with rent which is as much as more than half of his salary(400 euro monthly) and we can’t help each other that much. Her rent is around 200 euro monthly and the bills can get over 150 euro too in Romania, her treatment also costs a lot. She can’t benefit of the insurance since she couldn’t work for a long time and as well she has to pay that with is 190 RON monthly (40 euro).
Some years ago, my parents tried to get a loan to get a house but the seller was a scammer and they lost around 6000 euro and still has to pay the bank back. They have to pay around 500 euro monthly until 2022 but things are getting harder since my mother needs her treatment.
My dad’s pay check is 1000 euro monthly, but after few days after my mother is paying the rent, the bills, some medicine, the bank, also helping us here in Budapest, she is barely left with 10 euro for food or whatever she needs.
I wish I could help her way more but all we make is going mostly to rent, bank and bills. So here I am, asking the kind people who could help me to give her a better life.
I want her to live long, but stressing about money and living with rents is not that easy. So I beg you, help us get a bit stable. I am not asking for much, just enough to cover at least her treatments and get her to better doctors that can treat her, that’s the most important thing, health…
Thank you very much!
If you want any details about our situation, feel free to e-mail me.
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Main diagnosis: K71.1 toxic liver disease with fibrosis and cirrhosis of the liver
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I am 22 years old, in my prime but cant get past something that I’ve struggled with since middle school. Body image.
I am 195 lbs, 5’5. I dont care much about the number on the scale. I just care about how I look and feel. I constantly feel uncomfortable. Everytime I get dressed everytime I leave the house. Even just laying in bed at night. Everyday, every hour it’s on my mind. My fat makes me feel so self conscious and uncomfortable. It’s not even about what people say. I feel this way, I dont like my body. I dont care if other people like my body or not.. but I dont like my body. I never have.. I just want to feel comfortable in my body. I want to not hate every inch of my body. I want to love and appreciate my body. And no matter how hard I try to mentally get over this I cant.. i always come back to wishing i was thinner. It is so mentally torturing to constantly dislike your body on a daily basis. Some days I dont even want to leave bed. I just want to hide… and I’ve dealt with this since middle school. It’s hard and it doesn’t get any easier. If anything I feel more pressure now because I wont be 20 forever and I want to be happy in my body at least once.. I constantly watch people online get laser lipo and finally get the body and confidence they’ve always wanted.. and I dream for that as well. I want to get that confidence. I want to not worry about my body image every 10 mins. I want to shop without crying. I just really really need a blessing in order for this to happen… I will be hoping and praying about this constantly. I pray that someone understands… I feel I’m alone on this. I have tried everything under the sun to fix this but nothing has helped. The only thing that ever helped is when I water fastes for 25 days… which I know is something I cant do forever.. I just want to feel comfortable in my body. I hope someone understands ❤ thanks for reading
I’m Tory. I’m a 27 year old transgender man,and I’m desperate to finish paying off the balance I need to finally get my top(chest) surgery. I started my journey at 15,but with less than supportive parents I didn’t have the opportunity to begin living as my true self until 3 years ago. I left home at 17 and have been working and struggling an unfortunate amount since, never stable enough to reliably save up as I needed to for this operation.
To a point, that has finally changed. I found a (relatively) local surgeon who not only does excellent work but was the most affordable I’d ever seen at just $5900 for everything. I worked hard at a welding shop,tightening every expense I could to stow money. I successfully paid off $3000 of the full cost. I had originally planned my surgery for November 26th and was well on the way.
Sadly, the shop fell on rough times and as the most junior employee I was let go. I have been unable to find a new job in my field and so am working tirelessly, taking every scrap of overtime possible as a courier for an auto company. While my life expenses are in order, I’m not making enough to put away what I would need to meet that final $2900 by April 1st without sacrificing my rent and bills.
I have been maintaining a GoFundMe to ask friends and family to help,only requesting $1000 and hoping to find side jobs to gather the rest so as not to feel like a burden. That too,sadly isn’t panning out. In 4 months I’ve only received $145. The generosity I have gotten has touched my heart,but I’m still left uncertain it will raise what is needed.
So,much as I feel a schlub posting this up, if anyone would be willing to give even a portion of that last little bit I need to finally,FINALLY feel comfortable and secure in my own body, you would have my eternal gratitude. I’ve waited so long to feel like I can really live and move forward and I’m so close.I just want to be finished and move along to being just your average,gritty welder.
I am a mother of 2 girls. I am currently a nursing student finishing up my last semester hoping to graduate in December 2018. My youngest, 8-years-old, was born with a right pulmonary atresia congenital heart defect. As of today, there is an outstanding balance of $3358.41, which I’m not able to pay in full or anywhere near my budget.
She has undergone 4 surgeries. All of which were extremely successful. She usually follows up with her cardiologist every 6 months. Recently we were denied in seeing her physician due to an “unpaid” balance from December 2017. At that time she didn’t have a primary insurance coverage, I was sure insurance didn’t kick in until January 2018, just like everyone does. When scheduled to see her doctor on December 2, 2017, her only insurance was Medicaid, that I was aware. Here we are in the office, drove a hour to get here, took the children out of school, then told she was not able to be seen because of an unpaid balance. My daughter has been under her care since she was in the womb. Never had any issues. Turns out, that my health insurance started 12/01/2017, and Medicaid denied the claim. No calls were made, no notices were mailed, therefore it was too late to refile. Shocking news, we were told SHE CAN NOT BE SEEN! As a parent, I do not want to change hospitals and doctors because her TEAM as been at this facility since I was 7 months pregnant with her.
Please I am begging you for help, please help me help her and allow her to live her best life. This donation will help to pay off the bill so she can continue her normal care plan to avoid any mishaps or threat to her condition.
I appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you so much.
Hi, my name is C. A. and i live in Italy. I am a professional skateboarder down here. Or at least i was. I have been skating for 30 years . Skateboarding has always been my passion and my only reason to go on. I had the dream of coming to the United States to fulfill my dream of being a real professional skateboarder in the USA and live the American dream. I worked so hard on my skateboarding skills, i remember skateing in the summer when it was super hot and then in the winter when the snow was starting to fall from the sky.. Sadly a few years ago while i was trying a trick down a stair set i hurt my left knee really bad. Since that day my life has been going down the drain more and more every day. I couldn’t do the only thing i loved anymore. That was the worst day of my life. I really fell into a spiral of depression after that episode. Unluckily for me down here in Italy you can make money off your skateboarding skills but you do not have big Sponsors which will carry the load of paying for your knee surgery, so my sponsors left me when i got hurt and my career basically ended that day, Plus my family can not afford to pay for my surgery and we do not use private medical insurances in Italy, we just have a National Healthcare that sucks really bad. But i can not give up on myself especially because i love so much sports and i cannot live without being able to practice my favourite one. So i am asking for Your help to get me out of this problem. I beg You for Money because skateing is basically the only thing i have been doing in my life and i am not able to do anything else at the moment professionally; plus i love it so much and i really still wish to be able in the future to skateboard as i know i could and as well as i used to do. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for your donation. Even if it’s just one dollar or a few cents. I LOVE YOU and may God Bless You.
I am attaching one really cool picture of me skating down here in Italy, the trick is called 360 flip and the picture was taken in my hometown in Italy. I will post my paypal money box link down here. THANK YOU AGAIN for your kindness.
I got peyronie’s disease in my early twenties. It has made my life very difficult. For those who don’t know what it is, it’s a disease/syndrome where plaque builds up on the penis, causing it to bend. My bend was like seventy degrees for the first few years I’ve had it, and, when I finally fell in love with the woman of my dreams (I was a virgin), the first time I had sex was obviously very awkward. However, this woman is the most amazing woman on the planet and she told me how great it felt and how she didn’t even notice the curvature (God bless her). . . It is a problem, though. Most of the time sex is painful for both of us, which has been psychologically devastating for me. To make matters worse, while having sex one day I fractured my penis (which is easy to do when your curvature is as extreme as mine is). After going into surgery, my penis healed but the curvature was worse than before. So now we almost never have sex. I struggle with accepting my condition. I know my wife is unhappy and wants to leave. I’m so sad, and that sadness has zapped my will to be a productive member of society. I had so much potential but I’m constantly depressed everyday. I’ve seen a psychiatrist, but I’ve refrained from taking anti-depressants; though I think may soon. I’m sure some people are laughing reading this but my life is very hard. Besides my wife, no one knows how much pain I keep inside. Anyway, I had some hope about a year ago when I learned about Xiaflex, the first FDA approved “treatment” for the disease. I couldn’t afford it but I went to see a specialist urologist in San Francisco, the closest doctor available who had experience using Xiaflex. The treatment works by injecting a plaque-eating agent into the scar tissue on the penis. I had to go back two times for many painful shots into the penis. All of it was to no avail. I put all my hopes into this treatment helping me fix everything but it didn’t. I don’t know what God’s plan is for me but I sure feel lost… I’m writing today because I have medical bills from my failed attempt at treating my peyronie’s disease. It’s about $2,362 I owe, but I’m on a payment plan of $236 each month. I’m now behind two months on my payment plan. I’ll attach the latest bill I have from them. Every bill is a reminder of the failed treatment and how it only made matters worse by adding to my financial troubles so getting rid of this is my number one goal. I never ask for money or help but I don’t know what else to do. I don’t even know if this will work, but I would be extremely grateful for anyone who had extra money to help pay this off.
I was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer not even a month after turning 40 and boy did my confidence take a hit. My breast cancer is hereditary…my mother lost her battle to Stage 4 five days after her 50th birthday. She turned 50 in the ICU so I always made sure to keep up with mammograms and monthly self exams. I discovered a knot in my right breast in September and immediately notified my Gynecologist. I then put off the care of myself due to working and taking care of everyone else. I was not diagnosed until June due to my own negligence. I am now going through Reconstruction, and dealing with depression. I feel like I am being born again similar to the phoenix rising from ashes. I have some medical debt and other financial debt as a result of not working since July. I am requesting any amount of assistance to help me pay down my medical debt ($6000) and other debt ($5000). I have had to make a lifestyle change. Healthier eating, hormone therapy, and physical fitness. This has added up to additional financial obligations and I work in an industry where I am underpaid (foster care system). I still have goals like becoming a first time homeowner. I am in the process of getting back up and walking my path. If you are reading this, thank you for taking the time to read my story. Be blessed.
I’m Robert and I am 28 years old. I am currently struggling to get by after being put on a medical leave of absence from my employer as ordered by my Doctor. I am a type 2 diabetic who is suffering from nephropathy in my feet, as well as retinopathy which has affected my vision. I haven’t been able to work since May 9th 2018 as that day I was sent home from my employer after my leg and foot was swollen badly. After making a trip to the hospital it was discovered I had a diabetic ulcer on my left foot, on my big toe. At first I wasn’t that worried about it as this has happened before, but upon further reviewing and x-rays it was then discovered that the ulcer had started to cause infection inside of my skin tissue almost up to the bone. I was then referred to a podiatrist to take over the care of my foot & at that point I was diagnosed with degenerative bone disease, which affects my joints causing my toes not to bend properly, thus causing excruciating pressure on my toes with every step I take. Shortly after I began treatment on my left foot I had began to get an ulcer on my right foot as well. I have applied for disability but am still awaiting a determination from Social Security on that matter. I am so far behind on bills that it is depressing, I had lost my health insurance due to not being able to work and with Dr’s appoints weekly, and some being out of town, it is extremely hard to get the funds for the Dr’s fees, and fuel/ transportation costs to get to these appointments. Every little bit of a donation could help.
Thank you in advance and my God bless you.
Thank you so much for clicking on my plea!
I have been happy independent and full of energy my entire life this is the last possible thing I thought I would ever have to do. I was diagnosed with Lupus recently. It has been a five year journey to discover what was wrong with me. So you can imagine all the doctors and testing I have had to endure. I had an amazing job as a phlebotomist at my local blood center. I was so blessed I got the job offer two hours before my final for my phlebotomy certificate. My illness was triggered from a back injury I had at work. Working as a phlebotomist became to challenging and painful for me . I was fortunate enough to transfer to the lab within my company. I missed all the donors that I had built incredible relationships with. I knew being in the lab was worth it so I could continue working. I was working in the lab about a year when my doctor decided to start a new treatment plan. The medication I started made me very dizzy and forgetful. I have very few memories from the two months I was on the medication. We decided I needed to stop the medication. I ended up having serious withdrawals. I had brain zaps and severe full body pain. I had to go on medical leave at that time. It took two months for the claim to be approved so I had to use my credit cards to survive. I was unable to return to work at the blood center. I found a desk job with an insurance company. I was adapting well to my new position and I had amazing co workers. My rheumatologist decided to take me off one of my medications he didn’t feel was helping anymore. Within ten days I had completely relapsed I had full body aches and pains a full body rash I would describe as a bad sunburn. It took two months for the medication to start working again in that time I had severe anxiety and panic attacks. I developed a tremor in my right hand. I was placed on medical leave again it took 3 months for my short term claim to get approved. My long term has not been approved yet I have maxed out all of my credit cards. When my long term gets approved my wages will be cut down to 60% and I will have to pay $400 a month to keep my health insurance. I have so many medical bills I need to pay. I am the person in my family that members come to when they need help so I have no one to reach out to. I tried to get a personal loan. I did not get approved due to my debt to income ratio. I am doing my best to adapt to my illness and not let it beat me. I have done physical therapy , chiropractic care, counterstrain Thearpy, And pool Thearpy. I have had many cortisone shots none have been effective. I pushed passed my fears and went in for an SI joint injection. That experience was humiliating and extremely painful. In the end I got very minimal relief that did not last long. I just need help to get back on track. My next step is to put my house up for sale and pray I make enough. I am so grateful you took the time to read my plea. Any help you could offer would be so appreciated. I wish for you continued success and amazing health.
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Today I am doing something I never imagined I would be doing. I’m asking for help. For hope. For kindness. Today I’m asking complete strangers to help me where my family cannot. I’m asking you to help me keep my promise I made to my Grandfather 2 years ago which was to take care of my Grandmother. I come from a very unstable family. I have never met my father and my mother was a drug addict. I was blessed to be raised by my two grandparents who were separated but always came together to make sure my siblings and I were taken care of. Money was always a struggle for them after raising three kids of their own and then taking in four grandchildren to raise. They always put us first. My Grandfather passed away when I was 16. He was my best friend. He taught me so much about love and about life. Because of him I know that love is greater than anything. Real love can make the coldest heart warm. Real love is when you would give up everything for another person and that’s the love I have for my Grandmother. She is not doing well and needs to be taken care of. My two older brothers live 3 hours away and my sister lives 2 hours away. I am the only one here that can take care of her. The only thing is that all of it adds up and cost money. Medicines, doctors appointments, at home care, all of it. I’m only 18 and I work so much trying to take care of her and put myself through school. School is expensive. Books are expensive. Access codes are expensive. It’s hard, it’s been hard. My brothers and sister help when they can but it’s hard for them my sister is a single parent and doesn’t have much left at the end of every month to help and my brothers give a little every month but it still isn’t enough. I know I’m young and it sucks having all this responsibility but I feel like the least I can do is take care of the woman who gave up so much to raise me and take care of me for the past 18 years. My grandmother is one of the most selfless, kindhearted, and most giving woman I have ever met. She represents everything that strength stands for. Some of you may read this and say it’s just like every other story you’ve heard and some of you may read this and understand the pain I feel watching the woman who has always been so strong and independent have to depend on help for everything. I just want to be able to be the one to help her but I cannot do that without you. Thank you for taking time out of your day to read my story. I will be forever grateful for any amount you are able to give.
Dear sir/ madam.
first I’d like to start by saying thank you for reading my plea for help.
My story is a bit hard to tell as it’s quite complicated but to put it simply; when I was younger me and my mum moved around a lot to get a better start each time but she fell off the wagon one too many times, had another 2 kids and eventually moved to another city to live with my girlfriend at the age of 17.
since moving here, life hasn’t been easy either, I’ve had friends who rented a room out to us but then ended up abruptly kicking us out even though we still had 1 month of tenancy left.
However, we looked on the brighter side and found a cheap, studio flat to start off our new life, just the two of us. This new flat wasn’t our dream at all though I’m afraid. It ended up having blocked drainage pipes to the point where water would not drain when in the shower or washing dishes and when washing machine was on, it flooded out of the sink. Then there was the problem with the insect and rodent infestation that occurred as the months got colder along with mould and dampness covering every surface and ruining most of our belongings.
We thought we had hit a breaking point when the landlord apologised for the horrendous living conditions and offered to accommodate us at another one of his properties, which was bigger and in a more quiet area. We even decided that we would get two beautiful little kittens to celebrate finally finding a place to relax at home with our little family.
We couldn’t have been more wrong.
The ceiling is leaking and there is mould growing all over the walls as well as more dampness coving our bedding and personal belongings such as pictures and childhood memories.
Being exposed to mould and dampness everyday for almost a year has such a detrimental affect on your physical and mental health.
My girlfriend has asthma and I happen have severe anxiety and depression mixed with slight bipolar disorder. Which makes my days hard as it is. I just wanted a place to feel safe yet free at the same time, like a home should be. But instead bills pile up, health deteriorates, problems get bigger and soon enough you’re ready to just stop fighting all together.
Im not perfect, I’m not the best person in the world but unlike the aggressive neighbour who decides to beat and rape his girlfriend and then get away with it after police involvement, I’m a good person and I would never do anything to hurt someone or be rude, I’m too scared to even make eye contact with a stranger, let alone ever be mean to someone like that.
I’m just asking for some help.
Ive felt like a disappointment my whole life, I just need someone to believe in me and help me reach my true potential.
Hi I’m Matt
I was driving home one night and swerved to miss a dog on the highway. Slid into the grass and hit the center guard rail at 75mph. I totaled my car, flipped it multiple times. got a broken ankle, separated shoulder, along with other minor injuries and my medical bills from the ER are outrageous. Every little thing comes up like doctor follow up visits, and side expenses associated with follow up care. I had no long-term disability at work and missed 2 months of work while I healed. The Ambulance charge and car insurance deductible alone are over 3,000. I totally made a mistake having my deductible so high. Im asking for help to get me out of this downward spiral of my credit cards being high and fees associated. Then I can fix the problems without being in a hole I can’t get out of. Im a hard worker and not lazy, but i couldn’t not do anything for months with a broken ankle at my physically demanding job. Thanks to all who listen! paypal.me/mattgrassia
This has been a horrible year for me and my family. At the end of January, I had to go to the ER due to extreme, lower abdominal and flank pain. It turned out I had kidney stones and uterine fibroids. Two weeks later, my dad passed away very unexpectedly. Exactly one week later, my nephew was born and shortly after taken from his parents and placed with me.
It has been a struggle (emotionally, financially and every other way) for myself and my family. We do not qualify for help to take care of the baby, from the state, because my husband and I make too much money (of course). My husband and I struggle to stay afloat, financially. He works two jobs and I work one. I would work another job, but one of us has to be home to take care of my nephew and our daughter. I have acquired over $12,000 in credit card debt, mainly due to my medical bills (despite having health insurance), a broken air conditioner in the middle of summer, infant care and the basics (groceries, gas, utilities, etc.)
My nephew ‘s pediatrician recommended he be fitted for a cranial helmet. He doesn’t have an extremely flat head that would require surgery. His head is not as flat as it was, because he is able to roll around and sit up. After an out of town visit to a specialist, we were informed that insurance would not cover the helmet. In order for my nephew to receive the helmet, we would have to pay $1,800 up front. I don’t know how we’re going to come up with the money, when our savings is completely gone, all credit cards are almost maxed out, we don’t qualify for a loan, and we can’t ge any kind of assistance from the state. On top of all of this, I have about $20,000 in student loans, that I’m desperately trying not to default on.
I keep hoping and praying for some kind of help. This year has been horrible and I feel like we’re sinking. After the loss of my dad, who I feel like I haven’t had a chance to mourn, and the stress of raising another child, when I feel like I’m failing my own child – it is beyond depressing. There are many nights that I go to bed wanting to give up, but knowing I can’t because my family needs me.
If someone could please help in any way, with at least a little bit of our financial struggles, it would be very much appreciated. It is so hard to live with such emotional and financial strain and just a tiny bit of relief at this point, would help tremendously. Thank you so much.
Almost one year now I was diagnosed with a Dural Venous Sinus Thrombosis. Which is basically a rare form of a stroke. So, let’s start at the beginning.
I have PCOS….a common diagnosis. The most common way to help it is to regulate your period, what better way to do that than to go on “the pill”, so I did. Two and a half weeks later I am driving, complaining of minor headache. I stop at a gas station, pick up some Tylenol. When I get home, my headache hadn’t gotten any better. I decided to lay down, I’ll sleep this off. I woke up the next day with an excruciating headache. I thought to myself, this is what a migraine must feel like. Since migraines can be hereditary, I didn’t think to much of it since it runs in the family. I was asking friends and family what they do for their migraine headaches. Nothing was working. Everything was only getting worse. The next day I camped out on the couch once again to rest and sleep this off.
I couldn’t take it anymore, I called my mom and had her bring me to the urgent care, they couldn’t help me. The medicine they gave me didn’t do anything to help. I was then taken to the emergency room. I wasnt there very long before I was taken via ambulance to United Hospital.
I spent 14 days in the neuro ICU. I had a breathing tube in. Not a fan. When I passed my breathing test, they took the tube out….only to put it back in an hour later, I could no longer breathe on my own. I was home about 2 weeks, and had to go back.
My vision was starting to get blurry, not a good sign. Turns out I had a blood clot in my behind my eye. I spent another 5 days in the neuro ICU at the University of Minnesota to see the Opthalmology specialist. I was then released home once again. Only to go back, yet again.
This time it was for blood transfusions. Since I was on blood thinners I had to be careful about cutting myself. Well, I’m a 28(then 27) female. The worst thing that could happen…happened. I got my period. My hemoglobin went from 9.5, to 6.8 in a very short amount of time. I needed to blood transfusions to get caught up.
The culprit for all of this…. The birth control pills. I wouldn’t recommend them to anyone, for any reason.
I am asking for money so I can finally feel relieved. These medical bills are ridiculous. Thankfully I have insurance… But that only covers so much. I have about $10,000 to pay. I hope you can help. Thank you
I live with my mother, who is disabled, and my 90-year old grandmother, who has dimentia. I am 34 years old. I have worked since I was 17, around the time my mom became disabled. We struggled for as long as I can remember. Sometimes, we only lived off of $10,000 to $12,000 a year and government assistance. 3.5 years ago that changed when my mom was able to start drawing more social security from my dad’s retirement. They were divorced when he died, but they had been married 22 years, and she got his retirement. Then 2 years ago (this month), things got better still, when I got a wonderful full time job at a cell phone store. But it’s half commission based, and things have been slow lately, plus I’ve had to miss some due to medical issues.
When I first got this job, and things were good for the first time that I could remember, I spent more than I saved. Part of what I spent, though, was helping out those around me who needed help, since I had received help from others in the past.
At this current point in time, though,, due to bills getting further and further behind, recent and upcoming medical conditions, new medicines, and similar issues, I am now about $1,000 behind on current bills. With another $1,000 that I need by October 29th for my deductible so I can have the surgery on my esophagus. I am also working with National Debt Relief, trying to avoid bankruptcy on other loans I’ve received in the past several months trying to catch up, which only made things worse. All together, it totals about $15,000
But, the main thing I’m concentrating on right now is current bills and the medical deductible for my surgery. I know I’ve caused a lot of my own problems by being frivolous instead of saving when things were good. So, I don’t expect much help due to that. But I promise, whatever is given to me, will be payed forward when I get back on my feet. I never forget anything done for me, and I always strive to pay it forward.
Amber Jo Carwile
Hello friends, my name is Ashley Robertsen, and I am writing today to inform you that our dear Grandma Lillian Mae passed away yesterday peacefully at home surrounded by her family after a short battle with lung cancer. She was a fighter, but was confined to the hospital for an extended period during treatments, and recently discovered the cancer had metastasized to her bones and was only given a short time to live. We are so grateful to the doctors and nurses who could make her comfortable in her last few days with us. Watching a loved one pass on is the hardest thing ever, but we have trust in God and believe that she is in a better place. We hope that you may be able to help us, and a donation in any amount is greatly appreciated. It has taken a lot of strength for me to ask for help, but need to settle her medical bills (currently at 35K) and upcoming costs of burial (estimated at 5K), which are beyond our ability to handle alone. Grandma Lillian was a farmer’s wife and homemaker who spent her life sharing joy with everyone she met. She put everyone first, even before any of her personal needs were met. It was important to her that every person felt special, no matter their personal situation in life. She loved everyone, baked cookies for every occasion, made homemade cards for every birthday, and just wanted to make sure that you knew she cared, especially with free hugs and kisses! If you are not able to donate, will you do us a favor? Please share a bit of love or act of kindness today with a stranger, just to help us pass on the legacy of my Grandma. We will be sure to pay-it-forward as we celebrate the life of our beautiful grandmother. Peace and love from my family, Ashley <3
September 21 was just like any other day until my precious daughter Lacee came home from being at the fair for less than two hours . I immediately knew something was wrong because she was counting down the day’s until she could go hang out with her friends.
I asked her what had happened and she said that she just had a really bad headache and was nauseous so she just wanted to lay down. That was about 4:30 pm.
I checked on her often before going to bed trying to get her to drink some water, to no avail.
I finally got to bed around midnight and was woken up by Lacee about 2am she had been vomiting . I went to the bathroom with her and held her hair.
As I sat trying to keep it together , buy I was terrified when I saw what looked like coffee grounds everytime she got sick.
As soon as she could get her robe and socks on I rushed her to St.Johns in Broken Arrow. They immediately knew she was bleeding internally but they didn’t have a clue what to do, so they transported her to OSU medical.
Once we got to OSU she was taken down for an Endoscopy. That was the longest few hours of my life. Once she was in recovery the Dr came and took me to a conference room where he proceeded to tell me that Lacee has a very rare condition called Budd Chiari syndrome as well as Jax 2 blood mutation.
Dr James also informed us her main portal artery that runs from the liver to her spleen, is full of blood clots. Her liver is almost non functional and she bas varcies from her esophagus throughout her entire stomach and most organs.
Since being diagnosed she has seen more Dr’s than I can count.
She’s had appointments with the Liver Specialist in Oklahoma city , but after looking at all her scans and Endoscopy photos he decided because her spleen was so large and pushing all her organs into her back causing her terrible pain.
But, I have to say, she never complains about anything. All the poking prodding, bone marrow biopsy just everything really. She’s definitely an inspiration for me, she’s scared of course, but she’s been so courageous I’m just in awe of her strength .
After about a month we found a Dr. At Integres Baptist Liver transplant. I was finally able to breathe again until we got there that is.
Once we arrived we were told her health insurance wouldn’t cover her any longer because she was high risk. They were still very much wanting to see her, but it would have cost 4000.00 that day.
I’m on disability due to an accident that broke my tail bone, shattered my sacrum and so on. There’s just no way possible for me to pay that amount.
Since then, I have been down every single Avenue I can think of.
Please please please help me keep my daughter she’s so very young and has so much more to do.
I want to see her get married, have babies all the endless dreams a Momma has for her child .
From the bottom of my heart to the top, thank you so much for your time.
Take care and God bless 🌷⚘❤💚❤💚🥀⚘🌷
My name is Dennis and I wanted to tell you a little about myself and my story. I am happily married to the most amazing woman who has been my rock and savior since we have been together. My wife suffers from a sleep disorder that borderlines narcolepsy and from having 2 failed back surgeries. I on the other hand have had 3 heart attacks at the young age of 46. The first one was when I was 32 and the second one 8 years later. The 3rd one happened at the beginning of this year. My second heart attack caused me to have open heart surgery with 5 bypasses. Spent a couple weeks in the hospital then a few months at home before I could return to work. The 3rd one wasn’t as bad and only spent 30 days at home. The surgeries that I received plus all the time missed from work has put my medical bills thru the roof. At the time I was managing everything ok until it got to where my wife could not work anymore. She has been turned down for disability twice now and with me being the only one working it is getting to be more than I can handle. We live paycheck to paycheck and even then sometimes it’s not enough. The house we are living in we have been renting for 6 years now and absolutely love it. We are currently 2 months behind on our rent. Because we have been there for as long as we have and never had a problem until now our landlord has been working with us as much as he can but is getting to the point of wanting some else in there so he can make his money. I really don’t blame him but it’s kind of got me and my wife in a hard situation. Getting all the medical bills paid off would be a long term solution while getting the rent caught up would be just a quick and temporary solution. We are desperately in need of help and don’t know which way to turn. Both of us have no family around anymore that’s willing to help even a little which breaks my heart. I would definitely help out any one if I was in a situation to do just that. Any help would be greatly appreciated and the both of us thank each and every one of you from the bottom of our hearts.
We are family of 4. My husband and I have been together for 6 years and we have a 2 year old boy and a 4 year old girl. We have been doing good for the past 6 years. My husband had a good job and we bought our first house in December. He got a new job offer in May making more money but less overtime ( he used to work up to 80 hours a week). He decided to take this new job so he could have more time with his family. We knew it would be hard at first because he had to go a month without a paycheck. At the end of August I started having some severe stomach pain and decided to go to the emergency room that night. The pain ended up being kidney stones but they did a CT scan and a lump in my left breast was detected. I was urged by the emergency room staff to follow-up with my doctor. I made an appointment and he went ahead and done my yearly and sent me for a mammogram and ultrasound. My yearly came back abnormal and I had to have a cervical biopsy which came back with some cancer detected. I had a conization done October 1st and the results came back that it had not spread. My mammogram and ultrasound were worrisome so I was referred to a surgeon who decided to remove the entire lump on October 12th. I am awaiting those results now. We have had to come out of pocket nearly $4000 in the past couple weeks. All of this on top of already being behind from my husband switching jobs, has put us in a tough position. We are behind 1 payment on our home and 2 or 3 payments on most of our credit cards. I also have medical bills I still owe for and it is all just beginning to feel like a downward spiral. Any help we could get would be very much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to read our story.
My PayPal is paypal.me/chell86
First of all I’d like to thank you for taking the time out of your day to read my donation request. This is the first (and hopefully last) request I’ve ever made. I’ve been in a rough situation for about a year now, and this is a last resort for me. I don’t think anyone aspires to be asking for spare change online, but I’m swallowing my pride and would like to explain how I got here.
In short: I’ve suffered with anxiety for roughly 4 years now. Last year, I fell into depression on top of that. I’m normally a very outgoing, bubbly, and friendly person – but behind closed doors I began having very dark thoughts and the combined mental illnesses began completely taking control over my daily life. My social anxiety prevented me from making an appointment at the doctors until earlier this year when it got too much to handle. I was diagnosed, as suspected, with anxiety and depression, and prescribed antidepressants and betablockers to treat it.
Friends who had gone through depression warned me that antidepressants can make you worse before better, but after about 3 days of being on the medication I began feeling like myself again. I hadn’t felt so happy, healthy, and alive in years.
Then my monthly prescription ran out.
Why don’t you pay for it with your wages?
Truth is – I’d love to, but I’m currently unemployed. I have experience working with children, working behind bars, and as a singer, but in the current climate I’m really struggling to get any job offers. I locked down a job a few months ago, hence why I could afford the medication in the first place, but had to leave due to colleagues mocking my mental health and the disabilities of customers, as well as the occasional racist comments.
Isn’t there a government program to help with that? Can’t you claim benefits?
I’ve applied countless times for Jobseeker’s Allowance (or Universal Credit as it’s now called), but am not eligible because I left the country for 3 months last year to do volunteer work in rural Nigeria.
I’d be so grateful for any donations. My lack of medication is making it more difficult for me to find a job, resulting in a vicious circle. You have my word that once I’m up and running again, I’ll pay it forward and help out someone else in need.
The photo you are seeing is that of my mother, Jennifer. She was admitted to the hospital on August 17, 2018 for what doctors described as a left thalamic intracranial hemorrhage with intraventricular hemorrhage stroke. Fortunately for us, the medical staff was able to stop the bleeding in the brain but it took some time before the drain tube attached to her skull was removed. She was in the Neurological Intensive Care Unit for about a month before being transferred to another hospital specializing in inpatient long-term acute care.
As of today, she has been there for two weeks. She is currently in rehab trying to regain as much function in her body as possible. Currently, her right side of the body has very little movement and because of that, she has trouble sitting up. She cannot target the food with her spoon at times. Also, she is not able to speak since the bleeding as affected her speech abilities. The therapists recommended continuing physical rehab and speech therapy and at the rate she is progressing, it looks promising according to them. That said, we do not know what condition she will be in once they deem it necessary to stop the rehabilitation process.
In the meantime, we are awaiting supplemental security income benefits (SSI) and Medicaid to come through and were told it could take a while before benefits would aid us. My family cannot take her in at the moment because she needs around-the-clock care. After consulting with the social worker and therapist, the services rendered for continuing care and rehab will come to about $5,000 per month for the first 4-6 months. Once the hospital decides their work is complete, they would then discharge her to a nursing facility, which doesn’t offer rehab, and the costs would come to about $1000 per month for several months. We must pay these costs until SSI/Medicaid coverage kicks in. I estimate these costs to come to about $20,000-$35,000 ($20,000 if we wait just 4 months vs $36,000 if we wait the full 6 months followed by a transfer to a separate nursing facility for 6 months at $1000/month). Of course, the actual amount that would be paid to the hospital is unknown and this all depends on when we actually receive the medical benefits to assist us.
Taking into account our financial limitations (my family members are making enough to make ends meet; I work overseas and can manage to help the younger brother with utility bills and his car payment), we have come to the conclusion that we cannot afford these costs. Even though my family and I cannot afford such services, declining continuing rehab treatment is not an option for us. We want what’s best for our mother as she enters the later years of her life. We want her to have as much mobility as she can so she is able to move on her own free will. We want her to recover most, if not all, of her speech abilities so she is able to speak freely and say what’s on her mind. We would like to have our mother close to 100% as much as possible so she can live a close to normal life.
Thank you for reading my plea, donors. Anything at this point would be appreciated and I would be eternally grateful.
Regards from her son,
Please help if you can!!
I have been struggling for about 4 years now with a progressive autoimmune disease of my connective tissues and bones. Which has caused horrible pain, and a lot of other problems. I am 35 and have held a good job for 15 years, but have now been off and on disability for the past few years. I have an 11 year old son who was diagnosed with temperal lobe epilepsy when he was 8. He is doing well now but between the medical bills for him and all my medical bills for lab tests MRI and CT scans as well as all the specialist visits and surgeries. It has been really hard to keep up with my rent and medical bills and living expenses. Especially because my disability does not pay much.
I was served with papers a few weeks ago with medical bills that had gone into collections and I know there are more to come. I have tried so hard to keep things together and be responsible but it’s just not enough latley.
I worry constantly about food, gas, clothing for my growing 11 yr old boy and I just can’t take it any more. I never ask for help I’m embarrassed to even be doing this. But I’m so tired, sick and stressed which is not helping the situation.
For a long time I kept hope that everything would work out. I would get better and I would be back at work permanently. But unfortunately I know this is not going to get better only worse.
I know I could budget a lot better and that is definitely my goal. I know i could have done a few things differently so i wouldn’t have fallen on such hard times. No one thinks they are going to be suddenly unable to work to a chronic illness. I did have some back up for a while in savings but it’s been drained by rent, bills and other living expenses.
I just need a good amount of money a little help to get my financial situation back on track. Pay my medical bills and other past due bills I have been unable to pay due to my being unable to work.
Thank you for your consideration.
The May family ❤️
Ben is smart, loving and determined. If you take the time to know and understand Ben, you will fall in love with his quirky humor. Hes a peanut for a 6 year old and just spent his birthday in the hospital for the first time. Ben was found this past week to have abdominal cancer, despite all of the doctors telling us he was fine. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, a rare cancer (only about 200 children a year are diagnosed at this stage.) The doctors believe it is still very treatable, especially for a fighter like Ben. In the first 5 days of learning the news, Ben has had 3 different ultrasounds(abdomen and heart), two different MRI’s, two Xrays, a biopsy of bone marrow and tumer tissue and a port installed near his heart to start the treatment. He is receiving his first round of chemotherapy tonight. His brothers and sister cannot wait to bring him back home. Our current plan for treatment collaborates with both Hasbro and the Children’s Hospital in Boston. Six months of his treatment will be spent in Boston, as well as day trips to receive treatments and testing. We are thankful to everyone who has been supportive of Ben and our family. Our family is in need of assistance. We are hoping the insurance will cover a lot of Ben’s treatment. We have been told that some of the “trial” medications and treatments that Boston has to offer are expensive and some insurances will not cover especially if they are experimental medication. We are willing to do whatever it takes to get him the best treatment to improve his odds of living a normal life in the future. Our Family would like to ask that you make a donation to help our family get by financially while we all fight alongside Benjamin to cure his Cancer. No child should have to go through this ever. Thank you for your kind thoughts and support https://www.paypal.me/helpsaveBen
Hello everyone. I never thought I would have to do something like this, but I have no other option. Before I explain, yes I have a job, and no I’m not lazy. I’m a juvenile diabetic who simply needs some help with medical bills and paying off a loan. Millions of people around the world live with diabetes or know someone living with diabetes. The majority have type 2 diabetes, but an important minority have type 1 diabetes. Contrary to popular belief, type 1 diabetes is not a childhood disease. It occurs at every age, in people of every race, and of every shape and size. In fact, there are more adults who have type 1 diabetes than children, although it was previously known as juvenile diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin at all.. Insulin and other supplies are not cheap, even with insurance. Then if you ever get sick, it’s multiplied times 10 because diabetes affects multiple aspects of your body and life. On top of that I have other supplies and medicine I have to take and use along with my insulin. Without these things, I simply wouldn’t be able to survive. I also pay rent and many other bills, so yes I’m financially struggling. I have dealt with this disease since I was 7 years old. I’ve gone from 5 shots a day to using a new insulin pump. It can be manageable, but the financial burden is starting to take a toll on me in many different ways. A surprisingly large number of people with diabetes are using less insulin than prescribed because of the rising cost of the drug, putting themselves in danger of serious complications. Everyone with Type 1 diabetes needs to take insulin. It is just sad. And this isn’t a disease that is reversible or can be managed lightly. You have to watch yourself every single minute of every day. You have to watch what you eat, how you function on a daily basis. It can be exhausting mentally and physically. I have had a lot happen in my short 24 years of life. From losing my dad at a young age, to being diagnosed with diabetes so young, abusive relationships, you name it. Anything helps, and thank you in advance to anyone who is willing to help a girl get back on her feet and deal with this disease the best I can.
My name is Megan. I never wanted to be the person to ask for help from anyone. I’ve always worked hard to be independent and to take care of myself.
Growing up, my mother was always a controlling person. I was kicked out at 16 simply because I didn’t want to sit at home one day. I was kept away from the world. I was never allowed to go and do things with friends. She kicked me off of her insurance at 18 and I managed to get my own place, two hours away after everything I went through with her.
After recent hard spots in a toxic relationship, my family convinced me to move back with her. While away and not having health insurance, I got into a car wreck. I had to go to the hospital and I have $8500 in hospital bills. After moving back, I tried to find a job but my mother made it difficult. I have two dogs I love and try to care for. She will not allow me to leave them for more than an hour, making it difficult to find any sort of work. I’ve fallen being on car payments totalling $1500 as well.
She’s requesting rent from me now and with no one to turn to and already being $10000 in debt with just two things, I may be out of a roof over my animals and my head. I’ve been trying to talk to her, trying to call family for help, but with no where to turn, I found this.
I have severe anxiety and severe depression that I need to get help with and medication for, but with no insurance, it’s only a dream. I want to get my life back on track but I have no place to start so I thought I might start here. If you would like to help me in any way, it would be more than appreciated and I couldn’t thank God enough for any form of help I can get in this current situation.
My mother, 58 years old, has type 2 diabetes. She has been a diabetic for over 23 years, and shows no signs getting better. She raised my two siblings and I on her own all of our lives, she’s our world. She recently underwent surgery two days ago for her to start her Dialysis, because her kidneys are starting to fail which is very upsetting for us as her children to deal with because she’s helped us all of our lives ,and we can’t financially help her because her debt from her medical bills is to far out our hands to handle. I’m her youngest son and youngest child. I have a 3 year old daughter my self, and fiancé. My fiancé and siblings are trying to help keep my mothers debt to a minimum but with her having to do dialysis every 4 days she isn’t healthy enough to keep her job, and is 2 years away before being eligible for her to receive her retirement funds. Please assist me and my small family help assist my mother it’s hard paying for my mothers bills, medical bills, and on top of that my daughters daycare and my own bills, a young man and his small family can only do so much. Not to mention me and my fiancé used our entire savings,for our down payment for us to get our first house but that was spent on my mother’s expensive medical bills. Please help us sincerely, we won’t don’t have any extra cash for food, utilities, her house note or her upcoming medical bills and no savings for our first house down payment.
I am in debt due to recent medical and psychological costs. This debt increases with each day that I cannot pay anything back. I have suffered from co-morbid mental health issues for over 13 years, which have made living a normal life impossible for me. I have been diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa, adult Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, complex trauma, Borderline Personality Disorder, substance abuse, anxiety and depression. I have been in and out of hospitals for these, as well as life threatening situations that I have been in. My health issues have meant that I have been unable to work and am currently unemployed. I am 28 years old, but I still live with my parents for reasons of cost and care. I am currently in debt over $800, attributed to hospital excess and psychologist ($170 per hour) and psychiatrist ($170 per 15 minutes) bills. I have been unable to do a grocery shop for myself this week as I have not had any money. My mother is also currently out of work due to recent hospitalizations with depression.
I often feel as though I have been dealt a very unfair life. As a teenager I was showing such promise of intellect and was building my vibrant personality. This began to derail after a couple of detrimental traumas. Since then I have experienced countless traumas, acts against my person. These have crushed my self esteem and my beliefs that the world can be an alright place. I have learnt that it can be dangerous and forever plotting against me. I hate living with fear.
The cost of having an illness in this country has proven astronomical and with little positive return. I am slowly but surely making progress this year as I believe I found the right psychologist and psychiatrist suited to work with me.
I am begging not only for money, but for someone or some few to show me that there are decent people out there who care enough to take the time to read this and hopefully be impacted in some way. I am begging that even if you do not or can not donate towards my bills, at least let this teach you that there are people out there who are really struggling and really suffering and really scared of this world. I am begging for those of you who can spare ANY loose change to do so. I would be irrevocably grateful. I am trying so hard to construct a somewhat decent life for myself, but money worries and issues make everything that much more difficult.
First of all, I want to say thank you for taking the time out of your day to read this. Let me start off by saying this is the first time I’ve ever done something like this- I like to count my blessings and not the struggles. A bit about me, and my diagnosis: When I was 26, didn’t realize how good I really had it. I had a great job (lots of stress and responsibilities for someone my age) and I had finally found something I was truly passionate about that helped me escape the stressors that came with my job…I started going to circus school in my spare time- I was taking classes for aerial acrobatics, trapeze, Lyra, Ariel silks etc. i absolutely loved being in the air. I was happy. Then my grandmother who lived with me my entire life had passed away….she was very “blunt” and before she had passed she had told me “out of all the grandkids- your the weirdest (lol) but you, my dear, are going to make something of yourself if you keep embracing what you love”…next to her hospital bed she had a picture of me flying through the air on a trapeze with my best friend and that picture went with her into the ground lol. Several days after she passed I experienced what I thought was a “severe panic attack” and I ended up in the hospital that night. I had been diagnosed with “panic disorder”. I then continued to have the panic attacks about 1-2 times a month following the first episode. They were awful, uncontrollable, unpredictable, and embarrassing. I would hyperventilate, my vision would go out completely and everything would get very bright. But honestly, it was nothing I couldn’t handle. I decided to move out of my moms and get an apartment closer to my circus school. And I had a vision for myself- i would live alone in an apartment with no furniture (lol not thr typical vision) and I would have my Lyra (circus ring)hanging from the ceiling and another room with just a yoga mat so I could meditate. That’s kind of what happened but I ended up with a bunch of roommates (lol) and taking in too many people/ “friends” to try to give them a calm place to live during hard times. I started going into debt. It was like financially supporting a small family. Anyways, my panic attacks became severe and the company I worked for was going into the ground and I could feel it. I put in my two weeks at work and was paid out for my 2 months of vacation I had saved up and was going to use that time to find what truly made me happy. I started my job at a spa and I focused on healing peoples aches and pains naturally with aroma therapy, reiki (energy healing), ect. I was happy but it didn’t pay the bills. Financially things got worse. I was about to lose my apartment. Then I reconnected with my first boyfriend I ever had. He had been going through a divorce and severe depression- he ended up moving in, and fixing my life. He moved us out into a better neighborhood (so it was better situation for his beautiful little girl as well) and he continues to live in an apartment with no furniture and my circus ring hanging from the ceiling. October of 2017- I found a new job- to help me fix my credit, and I would be making almost as much as my first and I would have my health benefits back. I felt like I was finally fixing every and on my way to “adulting” properly. March 22nd of 2018- I ended up going to the emergency room with a severe migraine. I thought I had “meningitis”. I demanded a cat scan of my brain even though they wanted to just me anxiety meds…..the doctor came into my room after my cat scan and said “sorry, were going to need to transfer you to another hospital you have a lesion on your brain”…..my heart dropped. I thought maybe it could be an infection? Or an error? A few days later I went for the mri. A few days after that a nurse came in and said “you have a brain tumor we need to move your rooms so there will be more doctors to help you”…..I’ll never forget being pushed into that hallway reading the sign that “oncology”……I realized it was the cancer hallway…..I thought it was a mistake….I felt fine, so what If i get migraines sometimes and have panic attacks sometimes ….I’m active- I’m healthy- I didn’t feel like I had cancer…..i was trying to have a baby…..I was scared I would never experience being a mom. I was there for a week and had a team of doctors coming into my room talking about brain surgery and chemo and radiation and “treatment”… I was then discharged. I went to a couple neurology appointments, met up with a few neurosurgeons- was told even just for a “biopsy”, the “access point” into my brain going through my temporal lobe would most like cause permanent side effects and the “panic attacks” I had been having were really non- convulsive seizures the entire time….so the seizures may increase after the surgery…and I may lose my sense of balance. I took the “wait and see” approach because BALANCE is all I do….I wouldn’t be able to continue my passion performing aerial acrobatics. They had scheduled a follow up mri for a few months down the road to see how fast the cancer was spreading. I started on a raw vegan diet and was determined to heal myself with my food. Long story short…. my follow up mri was approaching and I wasn’t feeling so great…..I then recently found out….I’m pregnant. I’m currently 13 weeks. I’ve missed a ton of work because it’s a high risk pregnancy as well as trying to keep seizures under control without medication….I have no more personal time off….so when I miss work- I don’t get paid. My medical bills from all of this have been piling up…..my normal bills are piling up….and my checks are now smaller……I can’t reach out to family….because I haven’t told them I have brain cancer….because I want to be happy about my pregnancy and I don’t want the focus to be on the cancer I want the focus to be on being happy I’m having a baby. I’ve been stuck in a never ending cycle of payday loans….and I can tell my boyfriend is struggling. We can’t make our rent this week…..and are scared to see that eviction notice on the door….it’s been a financial struggle every day to “eat for two” in a healthy way……but I won’t give up. I would be eternally greatful for any help and I’m a firm believer in always “paying it forward”. Thank you so much for your time.
Ive included my mri picture of my brain “glioma”. It is the illuminated “lemon” shaped mass.
I’m hoping to raise $2,000 for rent, medical bills, and my new baby to come- but of course anything is very much appreciated :)
taking donations at:
After my son died, I became very depressed and had a hard time functioning. I didn’t keep good track of my bills or expenses. In addition to medical bills and funeral expenses, I spent more money than I should have on convenience food and dining out because I didn’t have the energy to cook for my family. I took on more debt than I should have. Then when unexpected bills came up (dentist, car repair, flat tire, surgery for daughter, etc.), the only way to cover them was to take on more debt. Because my credit was now bad, high-interest loans and payday loans were my only available option.
I signed up with a debt settlement company, but they are unable to settle my high-interest loans because the companies will not work with them. My husband is unable to work so I now have more bills than I can afford to pay each month, and I don’t know what to do. I have $9,100 in high-interest loans that total $1,100 in minimum payments each month. I’m also paying $1,230 each month to debt settlement companies for the ones they are covering, $200 monthly car payment, along with living expenses (rent, utilities, gasoline, food). I struggle to pay these bills each month and can’t handle any extra expenses without taking on more debt.
I feel stupid, horrible, embarrassed, and guilty for getting into this situation. I’m under a lot of stress and feeling hopeless. I’m seeking help for the following two items.
- $200 for new glasses for my daughter. She had eye surgery and needs to be fitted for new glassses after the surgery, but I don’t have money for the appointment or the glasses.
- Paying down a high interest debt with a balance of $3,300. It has a 240% interest rate and $580 minimum monthly payment. $540 of the monthly payment goes to interest.
I promise to pay it forward in the future when I am able. Thank you for considering.
- First of all, I want to say thank you for taking the time out of your day to read this. Let me start off by saying this is the first time I’ve ever done something like this- I like to count my blessings and not the struggles. A bit about me, and my diagnosis: When I was 26, didn’t realize how good I really had it. I had a great job (lots of stress and responsibilities for someone my age) and I had finally found something I was truly passionate about that helped me escape the stressors that came with my job…I started going to circus school in my spare time- I was taking classes for aerial acrobatics, trapeze, Lyra, Ariel silks etc. i absolutely loved being in the air. I was happy. Then my grandmother who lived with me my entire life had passed away….she was very “blunt” and before she had passed she had told me “out of all the grandkids- your the weirdest (lol) but you, my dear, are going to make something of yourself if you keep embracing what you love”…next to her hospital bed she had a picture of me flying through the air on a trapeze with my best friend and that picture went with her into the ground lol. Several days after she passed I experienced what I thought was a “severe panic attack” and I ended up in the hospital that night. I had been diagnosed with “panic disorder”. I then continued to have the panic attacks about 1-2 times a month following the first episode. They were awful, uncontrollable, unpredictable, and embarrassing. I would hyperventilate, my vision would go out completely and everything would get very bright. But honestly, it was nothing I couldn’t handle. I decided to move out of my moms and get an apartment closer to my circus school. And I had a vision for myself- i would live alone in an apartment with no furniture (lol not thr typical vision) and I would have my Lyra (circus ring)hanging from the ceiling and another room with just a yoga mat so I could meditate. That’s kind of what happened but I ended up with a bunch of roommates (lol) and taking in too many people/ “friends” to try to give them a calm place to live during hard times. I started going into debt. It was like financially supporting a small family. Anyways, my panic attacks became severe and the company I worked for was going into the ground and I could feel it. I put in my two weeks at work and was paid out for my 2 months of vacation I had saved up and was going to use that time to find what truly made me happy. I started my job at a spa and I focused on healing peoples aches and pains naturally with aroma therapy, reiki (energy healing), ect. I was happy but it didn’t pay the bills. Financially things got worse. I was about to lose my apartment. Then I reconnected with my first boyfriend I ever had. He had been going through a divorce and severe depression- he ended up moving in, and fixing my life. He moved us out into a better neighborhood (so it was better situation for his beautiful little girl as well) and he continues to live in an apartment with no furniture and my circus ring hanging from the ceiling. October of 2017- I found a new job- to help me fix my credit, and I would be making almost as much as my first and I would have my health benefits back. I felt like I was finally fixing every and on my way to “adulting” properly. March 22nd of 2018- I ended up going to the emergency room with a severe migraine. I thought I had “meningitis”. I demanded a cat scan of my brain even though they wanted to just me anxiety meds…..the doctor came into my room after my cat scan and said “sorry, were going to need to transfer you to another hospital you have a lesion on your brain”…..my heart dropped. I thought maybe it could be an infection? Or an error? A few days later I went for the mri. A few days after that a nurse came in and said “you have a brain tumor we need to move your rooms so there will be more doctors to help you”…..I’ll never forget being pushed into that hallway reading the sign that “oncology”……I realized it was the cancer hallway…..I thought it was a mistake….I felt fine, so what If i get migraines sometimes and have panic attacks sometimes ….I’m active- I’m healthy- I didn’t feel like I had cancer…..i was trying to have a baby…..I was scared I would never experience being a mom. I was there for a week and had a team of doctors coming into my room talking about brain surgery and chemo and radiation and “treatment”… I was then discharged. I went to a couple neurology appointments, met up with a few neurosurgeons- was told even just for a “biopsy”, the “access point” into my brain going through my temporal lobe would most like cause permanent side effects and the “panic attacks” I had been having were really non- convulsive seizures the entire time….so the seizures may increase after the surgery…and I may lose my sense of balance. I took the “wait and see” approach because BALANCE is all I do….I wouldn’t be able to continue my passion performing aerial acrobatics. They had scheduled a follow up mri for a few months down the road to see how fast the cancer was spreading. I started on a raw vegan diet and was determined to heal myself with my food. Long story short…. my follow up mri was approaching and I wasn’t feeling so great…..I then recently found out….I’m pregnant. I’m currently 13 weeks. I’ve missed a ton of work because it’s a high risk pregnancy as well as trying to keep seizures under control without medication….I have no more personal time off….so when I miss work- I don’t get paid. My medical bills from all of this have been piling up…..my normal bills are piling up….and my checks are now smaller……I can’t reach out to family….because I haven’t told them I have brain cancer….because I want to be happy about my pregnancy and I don’t want the focus to be on the cancer I want the focus to be on being happy I’m having a baby. I’ve been stuck in a never ending cycle of payday loans….and I can tell my boyfriend is struggling. We can’t make our rent this week…..and are scared to see that eviction notice on the door….it’s been a financial struggle every day to “eat for two” in a healthy way……but I won’t give up. I would be eternally greatful for any help and I’m a firm believer in always “paying it forward”. Thank you so much for your time.
Where do I start?? Luck hasn’t been with me at all. …93 we had a house fire. Had bad insurance and was forced to live in it …96 I had to go back to work. To help pay bills. Then I hurt my back on the job. Compensation was nothing. Like 35 a week So I started doing crafts and babysitting ….2010 I went to the ER. Had lots of pain. Found out I had kidney cancer. Renal carcinoma. Ended up going in for surgery and having my kidney removed. After a 12 inch incision, 62 staples. He was hopeful he got it all out. …2011 I finally settled with compensation and I took what money I had and invested in a repossessed double wide Yeah it took my money but I had a nice house to live in finally …..2012 I woke up and found I was hemorrhaging really bad. Went to the ER to find out I had cancerous fibroids. So I had a total hysterectomy and a bladder tvt. But my doctor got the tvt too tight and a week later of being home with a catherer, she had to do a revision on the bladder. ….2018. Still doing what crafts I can. Babysitting my grand daughter for little to nothing. I managed to save up enough to buy a used starter embroidery machine. One night while my daughter was here, the electric surged like 5 times. And the surge protector did not save my embroidery machine. I was heartbroken. I have a change in doctors since the one I had is teaching now. And the new one is not understanding at all. Since all of this my anxiety is off the roof. I’ve become a prisoner in my own house. I’m fine staying home. But my son in law was stationed at fort drum. And he said mom, this guy is relocating and has to sell his car. It was a 2007 Impala. But it was a nice car and something I could drive and be ok and not stress when I go somewhere and have it broke down. Well I hit a deer with it this spring. And since we only had liability insurance I didn’t have the money to get it fixed. My husband is working double time just to pay the bills. So I’m out my car and my machine. I was going deeper in that black hole. Then my doctor said I had three nodules on my right kidney. I could not believe it. Why me. But with my luck, of course. Already paying lawyers monthly for medical bills, no credit. My doctor decided to go in and cut off the nodules and since July I have been taking chemo pills and IV chemo once a week. But since I don’t have a car, I’m glad I have a understanding doctor and a nurse that comes to me. I’ve lost my hair like three times now. But my levels are going down. He wants me to get an mri to see what we are facing. But I don’t have a car. So as I sit here. I have been reaching out all over. https://www.facebook.com/events/262154201085450/?ti=icl I have a benefit I’m October. I’ve pleaded on my groups and had an angel in Washington state send me an embroidery machine. I’ve been asking Scrapbox if they would donate a sewing one, and they said they had to go up to the board, but it probably another no. I’ve pleaded with all kinds of car dealerships. No they only donate to organizations. I’m doing everything I can. I’m not sure of my future. But I’m trying to make what life I do have happier. I have three beautiful grand babies. One I watch. But two are two hours away. And each day that goes by, I miss time with them because of no car. I have a cousin in North Dakota that has an appliance store and he is working on sending me a washer and dryer. Mum asking everyone for things to finish my craft room. Since it’s just one thing in my life I enjoy and feel worth something when I do my crafts. So im pleading for any donations to help with medical I need donations for a car I need donations to finish my craft room Anything is better than nothing
I am a young woman and I have worked my whole life to be strong and independent. I have been estranged from my family since I was 18, due to unpunished abuse. Now, at 28, I have made something of myself, live below my means and even became a homeowner, however; late this summer, I had to be hospitalized for a pre-existing medical condition and lost my employment for not properly notifying them in time. After 9 years with the company, I found myself lost. I have had no luck finding a similar job, even drove through Uber and Lyft 40+ hours/week and picked up odd jobs to supplement my income as I continued my search. Even applying for entry level positions/jobs. Unfortunately, as my medical bills and living costs continue to grow and pile up, I am falling drastically behind as I have used all of my savings now.
Asking for monetary help with out being able to earn it is a very humbling experience. I intend to continue to pay it forward, as soon as I can and as I have done so in the past. Being a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and an independent female, I have always been a believer and supporter of all who just need a helping hand.
In conclusion, anything will help and I appreciate your time and generosity. I am currently struggling to pay over $10,000 in overdue debt with a negative bank account. I do not want to lose everything I worked so hard to achieve, it may not be much, but I did it on my own. Thank you and God Bless.
I’m $9000 in debt and I need help.
In the past two years my financial debts have spiraled and I’m overwhelmed and at a loss as to how to recover. In that time, I have had two surgeries and an ER visit. Both of my surgeries were related to cancer concerns and were proactive measures. That said, I am fortunate that my surgeries did not show further cancer development but their costs were high, and necessary. In between my two surgeries, due to financial and other stressors I called my nurse to explain some acute symptoms which lead to me to drive myself to the ER for a potential heart attack, though the results showed that it was not a heart attack and likely my body’s response to the extreme stress. It was also during this time that I, for the first time in my life, cried in a doctor’s office because I was just so overwhelmed. All of these have contributed greatly to my current situation. Further unexpected costs, such as over $900 for vehicle taxes in a new state, continue to add to a growing total.
The stress continues to burden my daily life and I know is negatively impacting my well-being. I am concerned that future medical issues could come up because of it. I can’t see past the current debt to make a plan for my future and I know I am falling behind with each passing day. My debt is $9000 from the past couple of years and I cannot successfully keep up with the payment plan. I started working when I was 16 and consider myself to be a hard worker but I’ve reached a point where going at it alone is not working anymore. As a single individual I have a limited number of resources and I know the longer this goes on the worse it will get. I can’t thank you enough for your consideration and I know that once this burden is lifted I will be able to help others as you have helped me. I truly believe that if we can’t pay it back, we can always pay it forward.
Let me tell you about my current situation. Back in July I found out that I was pregnant! My fiance and I were extremely excited to be starting a family and a future together. I went to my appointment and everything seemed to be going good! Then I went to work the one day and things were not so good. I started cramping and clotting. I made an appointment right away to get into my doctor. I went to the appointment and they did an ultrasound. The baby had stopped growing and the doctor said I was in early stages of miscarriage. I had lost the baby.
After this happened, I went into severe depression and my anxiety was worse than ever. I couldnt seem to want to move. I didnt want to see anyone or do anything. I literally couldnt even bring myself to shower or eat. It was the worst thing I have ever experienced. I took the time off work because I had paid vacation days and they seemed to understand the situation. I was institutionalized because my friends and family thought I was seriously going to hurt myself. I ended up losing my job, I cant seem to make ends meet. I am so far behind on bills and I just cant seem to bounce back. I have applied for loans, asked for help from people and I am seriously running out of options.
Just when I thought things were looking up, things just crash back down on me. Im in need of some help from someone and anyone. Please help get me back on my feet so I can try to have a fresh start. Anything is greatly appreciated. Thank you.