Help for Teri
Organized by: Teri Herman
I chose poverty and hunger but its also medical. For many years I have helped a lot of people I didn't ask for anything in return. When it was discovered I had a rare disease called Addisons disease and I got on the life saving meds everything was great for two years. Then I was feeling a little tired one day went to see my endocrinologist she said because my stomach was destroyed and they had to do emergency gastric bypass I don't absorb as well so she wanted to try a liquid long story short the prescription was filled incorrectly and it caused a bad Addisons crisis in the hospital almost a month. Had surgery was tube fed. Rehab for months so got laid off from a job I had been at for 10 years broke my heart. I wasn't allowed to be youth pastor anymore took me too long to recover. I then developed rheumatoid arthritis my diabetes is off the charts I have Nash liver disease bulging discs pinching nerves. I opened my own bakery I wanted to work so badly. After three years my ex husband asked me to shut it down with great reluctance I did so I filed for disability. Took three years but I got it. In the mean time I had no income which was not me I've worked since I was twelve. In the time since I filed my husband left after 26 years. Therefore lost our family home my job my car my self confidence and for the first time in my life I am alone. I lost everything twice actually. Had a lawsuit going against the wrong dosage due to a technicality I didn't get very much. I was left with no money no way to get meds or food without the help of several amazing people I would be homeless and hopeless. I am on disability now but Medicare costs so much and my meds are outrageous on Medicare some weeks it's do I eat or get my medicines? I now live alone in a studio apartment and work a part time job to try to survive I love it but it's really hard on my joints. I have been deeply humbled and it has taught me even more to be compassionate. Then the stealing started my medicines money thing debit cards so much i had finally gotten a little nest egg built up for emergencies that was stolen. I have many surgeries I need but I can't miss work and make it. I need to get some bills paid and to pay back loans that were given to me in good faith. God has kept me alive and He held on to me when I wanted to let go. I miss my life I was involved in a lot of non profits today I can barely put one foot on front of the other. If you help me when I can I will pay it forward. The people who robbed me I counted as friends then I was scammed by someone pretending to be the irs. My kids say mom you have all the luck. They help when they can but they have their own worries im asking for five thousand that feels greedy to me but I owe over 93,000.00 thank you for even considering me if you need references I have a lot of them. All the people i helped some who stole from me some who needed a place to stay i never asked for much. Where are they all now? God bless.