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This Medical Assistance Fund will be used to cover medical costs and related expenses not covered by insurance.

I am a two time cancer survivor with a rare autoimmune condition. I am also a single mother of two special needs adult disabled children whom I love dearly and to whom I want to give every opportunity for a healthy, happy life.

My son suffered a left frontal lobe traumatic brain injury at age 12. He also suffered massive internal injuries and spinal chord injuries. Today at 23 years old, it is clear he has reached the maximum benefit from rehabilitation services he will achieve, and that he will need specialized care and therapeutic services for life to maintain function and stability.

My daughter was diagnosed with stage II follicular variant thyroid cancer on her 21st birthday. She also suffers from a number of co-existing disorders such as diabetes and post treatment complications associated with the loss of a major endocrine organ. Her most recent surgery was December 22, 2011.

Today our combined out of pocket healthcare costs after medical insurance premiums, deductibles and copays averages $1,750 a month if we do not have any medical emergencies or "complications", not including public transportation to and from medical facilities which has already wiped out all my savings. I am often forced to choose between my healthcare costs and needs or theirs and it breaks my heart that they both need eyeglasses and dental care I cannot afford.

I have cashed in my life insurance and my retirement account. I sold all my jewelry and collectibles. I don't can't afford a car anymore. I am giving up the privacy of a bedroom for me and we are moving to a 2 bedroom apartment to lower our monthly rent. I have sacrificed I can and it's still not enough.

God granted us a miracle when he restored us and kept us alive against all odds and today short of a different kind of miracle I don't know how I can continue to pay for the medical care we all need to survive and remain "healthy" after everything we've been through.

Today I am humbling myself and setting aside my personal pride and my fears to confess that my business is not doing well, that I simply cannot work full time even though I really want to and most of all I have to confess that really need a miracle and I really need your help.

Matthew 21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

Gob Bless You and Thank You!
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