I want to tell you about my two-year-old daughter, Rosie, who desperately needs your help. I am a first-year teacher (career switcher) and am the sole provider for my family of four. I had already started teaching, but since this is my first year teaching, our insurance didn’t start until a month and a half (October 1st, 2022) after my start date. Rosie was in the hospital with pneumonia for roughly two weeks prior to when my insurance started. She had only been breathing out of one lung and could’ve easily died :( We didn’t have insurance at the time but obviously didn’t have a choice about getting her the medical care she needed.
Rosie was hospitalized from September 18th through September 30th. She underwent several medical procedures that were unsuccessful, which, as you can imagine, was hard not only on her but difficult for my entire family. I stayed awake most nights, and when I did sleep, I dreamed about the pneumonia spreading into her other lung—thank God it did not. Seeing Rosie in the hospital was the worst period of my life. One of the nights she was there and was in so much pain, she still managed to say “goodnight, Daddy” as she screamed in pain. I can’t help but cry when I think about that moment.
I grew up in the church and believe Jesus Christ is my savior. I kept thinking, though, how could God let this happen to someone so small, so innocent? I hated myself, thinking that maybe it was my fault, that perhaps I had done something that needed to be rectified. I prayed that the doctors would be able to figure out what was going on with my little girl—and they did.
When Rosie was released from the hospital, I had a new lease on life and wanted to make every single day count with my kids. Rosie is recovering, albeit slowly. Each day is a step in the right direction, but she still has a long way to go.
Rosie’s medical bills for our hospital stay are over $35,000, and we can barely afford to pay rent and eat, let alone pay this bill. You would greatly help us by considering a gift of just $5.00; your support would mean so much.
Please, Rosie and our family would be so grateful for your gift.
Thank you, and God bless