I am disabled and my wife just found a job after being out of work for
almost two years. We survived on my disability check, food pantries and
borrowing money and food from relatives. My wife also spent two weeks in the
hospital with a bacterial skin infection called cellulitis. As she did not
have insurance we also ended up with over $30000.00 in medical bills.
I have two herniated discs, one thinning disc, two discs with degenerative
disc disease, spinal stenosis, sciatica and arthritis in my back. The lack
of mobility from my back pain has caused weight gain that has led to high
blood pressure, sleep apnea and type two diabetes.
Because I did not have insurance when I originally injured my back I was
unable to get the proper medical care and the result was permanent nerve
damage in my back. A Surgeon informed me that due to my permanent nerve
damage I can not be helped with back surgery.
I have been to more then ten Doctors, Chiropractors and Therapists with no
positive results. I am currently going to a pain management clinic that has
me on morphine twice a day, four flexerils and four percocet 10-325s a day
just to reduce my pain to a tolerable level. This with Icee Hot and a
heating pad is how I live my life.
My pain management Doctor would like me to get an electric scooter as he is
concerned about the state of my mental health because I now only leave the
house to go to his appointments… otherwise I am homebound.
My Medicare insurance will pay for 80% of an electric scooter and the
scooter company will let us pay our 20% balance in small payments that we
really can’t afford but we will have to make somehow to get me some
freedom from this house.
Our obstacle is to be able to take the scooter anywhere we also need a
trailer hitch ($275.00) installed on our car for the scooter lift
($2,099.00) and two ramps ($299.00 and $399.00 ea.) for our steps. The total
cost is just over $3000.00 that we would have to pay cash in-full and there
is no way we can come up with that much money anytime soon.
Your donation will help me get the freedom I need and greatly improve my
quality of life. So any kind gesture on your part would be very much
Thank you for your time and God Bless.