To whoever charitable/philanthropist kind stranger who may be reading this,
*Breakdown of our financial needs at the bottom*
My name is Caleb and I’m 33 yrs old, my wife T (for anonymous purposes) is in her early 40’s. We moved across the country over 3 years ago to start a new life in this southern state. The timing of the move was around the time covid begun to break out, which was a very unfortunate time to start a new journey. We made the decision to move due to my wife’s medical needs, thinking that this state would fulfill those needs with better medical care. To explain more of our situation, T for diagnosed with stage 3 liver disease prior to the move and hospital visits and doctors offices were weekly routines at the time. From the move to today, her has has declined, to where her disease has progressed further, leading to more complications, more medicine, and more doctors visits. The only end goal doctors have for her is getting a transplant, along with a procedure called TIPS, and of course being mindful of the foods she eats and the things she drinks, along with keeping her on her medications. This will all help her prolong the disease until we can hopefully get her a new liver. One thing preventing her and us from getting closer to this goal, all goes back to financial needs. We are currently awaiting disability along with federal Medicare programs to help ease the burden of the healthcare system in this state and the nation as a whole. In the last 3 years, I’ve had various different jobs, nothing that will be anywhere close to covering the medical debt we already have, but I’ve been able to support our needs for the majority of our time here. I recently got a new job in a procession that I really love, and I’m going to turn this job into a career one day. Until that point, I’m still an apprentice, making not the best of money. In the end of 2022 all of the financial stress and lack of money has caught up with us and the bills are falling behind, and the mail is coming in. The amount of stress of it all is unbearable at times, and I as a supportive husband need to assure T that everything is all good because her body cannot take anymore stress than she already has because she physically cannot handle it. Out of pure desperation and googling, I stumbled across this site thinking I should give it a shot, hoping that someone with the ability and heart, would give us both a hand. Due to our financial circumstances and not having insurance, T has had to miss some doctors appointments and has had to stretch out medicine longer than she should. To add to it all, we both tested positive for covid yesterday. Ain’t it strange how when you think things can’t be any worse, it does. Lol 😅 As we await her medicare, being free of this financial grave would do amazing things for our lives and give her and us hope for a brighter future. Down below is where we currently stand as far as debts, late bills, etc.
- Rent late including fees (before December 3rd)- app. $1,300
- Dec. Rent (was due the 3rd)- 1,050 +$10 a day capped at $200 extra in fees
- Utilities w/late fees (trash, water, electric all together)– $330
- To fix vehicle (our only vehicle needs a new starter, and relays) – app. $300 new, or can find online for $150 range
- Medication- cost app. $200 a month with good ex and generic
- Upfront doctor visit cost just to see doctor- $35 for non specialist, $50 for specialist (GI, liver doctor)
- food-$250-$300 a month is what we are trying to budget, need to balance out healthy foods for health
Medical debt for her is in the 100k range, we are applying for any grants available to help clear some of this debt, as we await her medicare.
All together to get us caught up with our necessities we need around $4,000.
The income from my job after taxes is about $2400 a month.
I don’t know how this site works and if you can’t contact me directly if you have any questions or anything.