Sandy's back-breaking struggle

Organized by: Sandy Young

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I'll start by telling you that I have osteoporosis. Four years ago, i broke 2 bones in my back helping a friend move a TV. I had been working at Dennys on FM78 for about 3 years. I didnt have insurance nor could I afford to miss work, so after taking 3 days off I went back to work making my back much much worse. When open enrollment came around to sign up for insurance, i jumped on it and started going to a Dr. I did end up in the ER 3 Times prior to open enrollment, but they didn't do anything but prescribe pills for pain, which I couldn't take because they make me sick. The Dr sent me to a surgeon who said I needed surgery while I could still walk. Turns out my work insurance was considered " generic" and wouldn't cover anything. The surgeon was willing to do the surgery for free but the hospital was not as generous and turned me down. 4 years have gone by and in June of 2015 I had no choice but to file for disability which I was awarded in Nov. I get my 1st check next month. I worked at Dennys up until Oct of 2015 (part time). My problem is bills. I went from $350 a week (full time) to approx. $100 a week (part time ) to $0 after Dennys let me go. I am on Carelink and have had help with rent from some wonderful organizations but one month I pawned my car title to pay rent. I also have COPD and a prolapsed bladder (for the 3rd time). Title Max will probably come get my car this week. The payoff is about $370 and I need $125 to get the lean off my storage. Even tho I get a check next month, its not going to be enough to pay what needs to be paid. if I lose my car I won't be able to go to my Dr appointments. I walk with a cane now and every day it gets harder and harder to walk. I have swallowed a lot of pride in the last 7 months asking for help. Never thought something like this would happen to me. Thankyou for taking the time to read this. Sandy Young


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