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Please support me in my fight to get my life back! Your gift will offset medical costs, travel and support my daily living. Thank you!

Hi, My name is Sarah Moore. In 2009 I developed Femoroacetabular Impingement as a result of birth defects in my hips and leg. Imagine driving your car with a bent axle and the tires going flat. That's how my hips became damaged. I am disabled, unable to work, living in transitional housing and have trouble with basic expenses.

I had had one surgery in 2010 and thought that would put me on the road to recovery but recently have learned that my condition has gone from bad to worse and I will require further surgery. I am unable to sit in a normal chair for any period of time without extreme pain so I can't work.

My family has been helping me and it is putting a serious strain on their finances. I was awarded Social Security but the entire monthly payment will go toward a supplemental insurance policy. Even then many doctors that treat this condition do not accept Medicare so we are faced with the possibility of having to pay for treatment in cash.

This condition is rare and my case is especially complex. I have already traveled a lot and have been to Boston, St, Louis, San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, Duke University, Seattle and New York. It's looking like I will have surgery in Seattle or New York very soon. When I finally have my next surgery I will need to stay in a hotel for an extended period of time before I'm allowed to fly because my bones will have to be sawed and rearranged and bolted back together. Flying after that kind of surgery is a huge risk. I live in FL and will recover from surgery in OH with my family so it will be a while before I can travel to either of those places after such a large operation. I need money for medical bills, food, travel, etc... and don't want to bankrupt my family in the process of getting well again.

There is no cure for this condition and I will require surgery again throughout my life on both hips but if I could just make it over this hump and get employed again so I wasn't a burden on my family I would be so relieved and grateful. So far I am tens of thousands of dollars in debt and will have to pay cash up front for doctors appointments and surgery so my family's resources are dwindling quickly.

Gifts of money or airline miles would be greatly appreciated. If you want to send checks, cards, or airline miles please call my father, John Moore at 937-540-0572 to make arrangements.

You can make a difference! Thank you very much for your generosity,

Sarah Moore and Family
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