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Medical bills drownding us

Organized by: Jessica Whitney

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Hello, first I want to say that I never thought I'd have to do one of these. Not that I'm above this.... I just always thought of this as being something for people who are in desperate need. Who have tried every last thing they could and have had no luck. Or a page for people who have gone through things I could never imagine... tragedy's...lose. So for me to do this it made me feel as if I was cheating those other people out of the help they need. I have 5 beautiful children... And I look at them everyday and am amazed at what I have have been blessed with. And because of them I decided to do this. I have been battling for years with medical issues. Since I was 20 years old I have been in and out of hospitals...emergency rooms. I have seen over ten specialists. I have had so many tests done I feel like I could be a doctor with all of my medical knowledge at this point. The problem is not one doctor could figure out what was wrong. Sure ideas were thrown around....but nothing was ever right. Medications were thrown at me left and right. My kids are so use to me going to the doctor they ask me everyday what time are you going to the doctors today.... Are you going to the pharmacy again. I'm now 30 years old. And I want to cry just thinking about all I have missed out on due to this. Or the worry that I have out my children through and my family. I finally found a neurologist who has finally diagnosed me with Parsonage Turner syndrome. An autoimmune disease that is extremely rare. I had never been so happy to finally have a diagnoses and to hopefully feel better. But the problem is with it being rare... Only a few doctors specialize In it. And the one I need to see wont take on new patients. So I'm here to ask for help. I have spoken with my neurologist and he has recommended a trip to the Mayo clinic. It's a long drive. Also I am to start getting these injections monthly that my insurance won't pay much for. On top of this we are drownding in medical bills. From me and my five year old son who has been in and out of the PICU for severe asthma since he was 5 months old. We have taken out loans... We have sold things. I'm at the end of my rope financially. I need help getting to this clinic....paying some bills. And then maybe someday I'll finally be able to take my kids on a family trip. I'm am to the point where my pride is put aside.... I'm normally the one helping others.... It's who I am. I don't like to be the one asking....but it's more for my children then me. I have almost lost the use of my right arm and it comes and goes. I have a one year old who needs all of me. I pray to God every night I will get better. And I stay positive no matter how lost I feel. I'm blessed regardless. I know are people on here who need more help then me and my family. Please help them first and if you can find it in you to help a little here then I would be very greatful.

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