Organized by: Leah Suggs

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March 03, 2016

I am praying over every single person that just reads my story. I pray for blessings untold for each and every person that simply reads my story. See More


Please read my story. I will pray for each and every person that just listens to me! I have a very long story but I'm told that I need to keep it short or else no one will read this so here I go! First off , if anyone needs to call and verify my story or ask me any questions , they certainly can feel free to. I am a 50 year old woman(in March) . I only remember this because that is what everyone tells me. I have early on-set Alzheimer's. It's a terrible disease. I used to be a teacher and now I can't count out a dollar in change. I know there are a lot of people that are worse off then me but I will do anything I have to do for my kids. I have worked all my life . I got a workers permit at 15 years old and have always had a full time job my whole life until I had to go on disability. I've never had to ask for anything. I've always been able to work holding down 2-3 jobs if needed to get what was needed. I can be happy with money and happy without. I only ask for my children's benefit. I have 4 kids and 2 grandchildren. The babies(they are twins) graduate from high school this year. How will I pay for college? My son is autistic and has a very rare heart and lung disorder. He is only the 55th person in world wide history to have this birth defect and out of the 55 only 12 made it passed 36 months. I am so thankful that I was a Christian when I was pregnant with the twins. I know the Lord has kept him safe. I am very worried about him though because my life expectancy is not very long but my husband and I refuse to tell or talk about it to anyone about it because I know the name of The Lord is greater then anything the doctors can tell me but since he is now 18 I have to get things in order for him. I don't know what he'll do without me. We applied for Social Security and am working with his school to help find some kind of job but he is not capable of living on his own so I worry for him, not me. We hav found a house that would be perfect for us because he could live downstairs, there's a way to come and go from down there and wouldn't have to come up through the house. There is a full bath and living room and can make a little kitchen down there. He is high functioning enough to know that he's not "normal" and able to live on his own but would like to be able to grow up and have his own space. He has his drivers permit so that's promising . But to get the house we have to have extra money to fix our credit and catch up on our bills and a down payment then pray we get a loan! It would be perfect for me also because of my many illnesses I suffer terribly from depression. Doctors have suggested that I find a hobby and I realize that I have a great love for gardening and it would give me a place to be able to do this. Also I think a house payment would almost be cheaper then rent. About me , 6 years ago I had a prolapsed rectum. When we went to get it repaired the surgeon was 2 stitches short which caused me to leak bile and became septic throughout my whole body. My family was all called in as they didn't think I would make it through the night. Since then they almost lost me 3 more times. I am in constant chronic pain every day and I've had to have 29 abdominal surgeries and procedures and 32 hospital stays( may be more then that) . I have no anus or colon( they've had to be removed) and my rectum has been sewn shut. My intestines are on the outside of my stomach and I have to poop in a bag. I have very very little intestines left which has caused me to have short gut syndrome and malabsorption disease. I also have so many other diseases and problems I can't even remember them all and my husband and I have made a pact never to talk or tell anyone about most of them or the time frame my doctors have given me to live. All of my teeth have fallen out because I can no longer absorb calcium and now my body is taking the calcium out of my bones. I see specialists almost every week. I never tried to sue my surgeon because no one in life is perfect and they are not Gods. But if I had known my life would turn out the way it has I probably would have. Now I tr to think positive. I'm trying to scrape book all my pics so that it helps me to remember names and I need to get them all together so my kids will have those memories. I would love to take my children and grandchildren on a dream vacation to Hawaii which I'll never be able to afford but I just want to give them that one special memory that they'll never forget.i want nothing for myself. Just want for my kids. I've worked my whole life but I have overwhelming guilt because I can no longer work and I hate being a burden on anyone. I may not be the most deserving person but whatever you could give to help would be such a huge blessing for me and I would pray for you daily. You could not find anyone that would be more grateful then me. I wouldn't be able to thank you enough. Thanks for listening to my story and I hope you have a very blessed day!


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