Here we go. I can’t believe I’m doing this, but I feel I’ve run out of options. In 2014 my life as I knew it completely changed. I was married to a man who I thought was the nicest man in the world, we had just opened a small business, my grown children were doing well, and I had a decent job I loved. Then I was diagnosed with rectal cancer. Breaking the news to my children was probably about the hardest thing about finding out I was sick. I had surgery to try and remove the tumor, but it was not successful. I went through radiation and chemotherapy and endured the worst side effects my doctors had ever seen. I had second and third degree burns from the radiation. The burns got infected due to my compromised immune system and my organs began to fail. I was in the hospital for a couple months on dialysis. I was completely bedridden and lost the ability to walk. Long story short, I recovered even though they never expected me to. I learned to walk again and eventually went back to the job I loved. While I was ill, the business was almost lost. I wanted to help my husband save it, so I took out a large loan. This was the beginning of my financial ruin. My husband did not reopen the business and had a breakdown. I spent the next few years trying to help him recover, but I failed. We got divorced, but I continued to try to help him. I will always love him even though he did some terrible things that I won’t go into detail about. During the years of trying to help him, the doctors were constantly sending me for tests making me worry the cancer was back. I lost a lot of time from work, and took out expensive high interest loans to get by. It has spiraled out of control. This last round of tests and scans lasted three weeks, and thankfully I am still cancer free. I am done being a lab rat. If I had $8000, I could get out of this vicious cycle and finally be able to sleep at night. Thank you to anyone who took the time to read this. I apologize for how lengthy it was.