JP's Top Surgery Fund
Organized by: Leel Arcani
Hi all you beautiful people! I'm just updating one more time. Recovery is going great! But my bank acct is going more and more negative. Since surgery and being on leave from my job I'm late on two months of rent and not to mention just got an invoice from the surgical center for the extra time the surgeon needed for my proceedure. That's an additional amount of $1,200 that I am more in debt with. It's hard to update this and continue asking for support but hey, if I don't ask, I can't get support.
I've returned to work but with my recent legal name change, I'm not on payroll yet. So I don't know when I'll actually be getting a paycheck from my employer.
I've decided to continue my education at Saint Paul College and today was a fantastic first day! But my books and school supplies have got me even more in debt.
If there is any amount you can donate to my fundraiser, just $5 even, that would be so very helpful. If I can not worry about the surgery related and work leave related expenses I would be so very relieved and more able to focus on finishing school and moving forward with my job.
I made it to Florida! I made through surgery! And I'm resting well! Sleep is good. Appetite is back. Pain is minimal. Balance is on point. Drains are gross. Arms still down to my sides. But I still feel up for cartwheels!
Today, though, I've upped my goal $1100 because the car rental cost was not actually included into the price when I booked my flight and then there are costs for post-op supplies and meds :( Can you please please please hit the share button and blast the fundraiser one last time?
So my original Airbnb got cancelled so I thought I was going to have to book at an expensive hotel. But after a long night of searching, I've locked and confirmed a new Airbnb. Instead of a $1,000 stay at a hotel, I'll be staying at a cozy $675 Airbnb not far from Garramone's office! YAY! My goal has now been lowered to $4,903 to show a better representation of my funds raised.
So I hosted this awesome kickball tournament 9/19 and it was great! I want to give a shout out to all the friends who came through to set up, cook, bring snacks, sell snacks, play kickball, hangout and donate!!! You contributed lots of smiles, loud laughs and $872! Thank you. My goal has now been lowered to $5228 to show a better representation of my funds raised.
Time to get this weight off my chest.
Friends and Fam,
It's finally happening! I've waited longer than expected for this day due to unsteady and unlivable wages along with the lack of state insurance support (not to mention the anxiety that comes with asking for help when I need it). Now I'm excited to share that on November 3rd, 2015 I'll be heading to FL for top surgery! I'm super pumped and look forward to joining a basketball team, swimming with friends and showing up for community more wholly than ever before.
So how can you support and what all do I need?
Well some good friends of mine have already graciously jump started my whole fundraiser with a contribution of $4,000! But I still need to raise $6,100. If you are able to, your contribution will help cover these combined costs:
* Dr. Garramone- $6,000
* Hospital fees- $1,500
* Recovery fund- $600
* Flight/Rental Car- $635
* Gas- $100
* Food- $200
* Hotel (due to Airbnb cancellation)- $1,000
* Guestimated Crowdrise Fees- $65
Any contribution, no matter the amount, is a huge step forward toward this next part of my life journey. I thank you in advance for joining me on this journey and for your continued support!
Peace and love,