I am in the process of 4 major surgeries - joint replacements-in the course of a year. There are things I need for the upcoming surgery that I cannot manage with my fixed income and that my insurance will not cover. I’m already facing a mountain of medical bills. I have been blessed with friends who have helped when I have asked- it’s just so hard to ask- but I must. Please read the first update for a detailed explanation of what is going on…and if your heart is open, please help. I am forever humble and grateful.
So this is something that I have struggled with posting about on here for a while. Some of you (especially the ones i know in real life) know that my mother is very sick. She has been sick for over half of my life with one thing or another. If you need more details you can either read her post or I can provide them they can just get a little overwhelming. We have managed to scrape by the entire time with the help of amazing friends and family and me working as many hours as i can at the jobs i have. Unfortunately the bills keep piling up and although she is on disability and social security and has medicare with a medicaid back up there are just some things insurance won’t pay for. We are in the process of looking into the lawsuits that are going on for people who have had the recalled hips like mama but it takes a very long time. And she still has to get these surgeries and things taken care of as soon as possible.
So my mother started a go fund me. The amount to raise is $5,500 which would help with the following:
I owe $300 for the CPM machine that helped me regain movement in my new knee after it was broken during the surgical manipulation. The insurance didn’t cover it.
I need $500-900 to replace my lift chair which has died and I cannot get into or out of after I have the next joint replacement, and it’s a year too soon for my insurance to help with the cost.
I need $350 to pay the rehab facility that takes such good care of me. I had to spend 2 extra days that insurance didn’t cover after the first knee replacement.
I have over $100,000 in medical bills in various stages of collection- as I can’t pay them on disability.
I need a gel seat for my wheelchair, a shower seat for the bathtub, a hospital bed for when I come home from rehab, while I recover and prepare for the next surgery.
I understand that people see things like this all the time on tumblr for much bigger and more worthy causes than this, and if you only have the money to donate to those, please please do! if you could just signal boost I would appreciate it from the depths of my heart. I am unfortunately not an artist or writer or anything like that. If you can donate and you would like me to sing a song for you i can do that, I just figured since my mother was brave enough to ask for help once more after having to ask so many times I should be too. If anyone wants to ask for more details or anything my inbox is always open and I will answer whatever I can. Thank you so much.