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Assistance for My Diabetic Husband's Medical Bills and Debt

Organized by: Suzette Smith

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THE STORY:

Hello. I've been through a lot of personal tragedy in my life which I thought had made strong and prepared for anything until now ... That's why it is so difficult for me to be reaching out for help for the first time in my life! I'm struggling with the feeling of shame that somehow I haven't done enough. Our story... We like most have been victims of today's economy in that my husband has been through several "down-sizings" in his career over the past decade. The latest came in April at the age of 64. While I work full-time, we were still forced to refinance our home (which significantly decreased in value due to the housing crash in 2008) and consume our savings. Even if we sell our house, it will be at a huge loss and we can't even rent for cheaper at this point. I'm sure that a lot if you can relate to our story so far... In addition to being 64, having no job, and a new 30 year mortgage, he is also severely diabetic. He has been in and out of the hospital over the past several years attempting to save his foot due to complications of diabetes ... the medical bills are mounting on top of everything else! He was able to apply and receive social security benefits early, but at a greatly reduced rate. However, this is only about 20% of his previous earnings. And now for me .... I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Major Depressive Disorder 10 years ago they believe was triggered by the loss of my entire family within a 5 year span. I struggle daily with the pain and overwhelming emotional torment of depression. While I still work full time, it is becoming increasingly difficult --which is where my shame comes out and in .... I feel like I need to be doing more for him. And now for your part.... We desperately need your help! I'm trying to raise enough money to pay our medical bills and to reduce our house payment and to make it handicapped accessible for my husband so that he doesn't have to worry anymore. I know that these are difficult times for many, so if you are unable to contribute I completely understand and pray that you also get the help that you need. Thank you in advance for your support! - His Forever Loving Wife

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