Organized by: Rhonda Inlow
May 15, 2016
I've been an EMT-B for almost 13 years, an EMT B and AHA instructor for about 2 years. I was hit leaving my station going to my teaching position. I continued to work for a few months then my body simply couldn't. After fighting by trying alternatives to surgery for the 2 bulging disc I had no other choice. I thank God for the Ltd insurance I had and I'm awaiting for ssi approval. I've been unable to earn a living to support my family for the past 2 to 3 years. I experience from my waist down constant mind disturbing pain, pins and needles with electric sensations to only get relief when my legs fail me and I fall. I'm awaiting another surgical consult with hopes of gaining control over the pain. I suffer from frequent migraines and sleep depravation due to the need to constantly move. I have troubles with staying in a position for an extended time period without the aide of pain med which throw me into a mental fog. I've issues with my arms and hands functions when they're in constant use. I've had to cut my long hair short due to my hands going numb with inflammation whilst attempting to wash it The insurance company has wrongfully decided to terminate my benefits. I am fighting them but until I win I've little to support my family. I'm a single mom and I've worked diligently to provide a home. I own our home and I only owe a little on our car, under $ 3,600. What little I will have come in will not be enough to pay the electric bill, pay for the medical attention I so desperately need. My son and daughter needs braces and I cannot afford them. I do have my kids on state health and I will be applying for food stamps April. We are living off of my income tax return but it will not sustain us. I've paid the taxes on our home for this year which was a huge chunk out of that money. I've bought necessaries such as hygiene care. I am now concerned of what will become of us. So I am now reaching out seeking help financially so I can continue to support my family. Thank you for considering my plea. I'd not be seeking if I could work.