You made my Goal!!
What has just transpired was far beyond anything I could have imagined. In less than a month and a half the whole amount was covered. I’ll say it again the Whole amount was covered…. The money came rolling in and has literally left me speechless for the entire time. I am humbled by all the generous souls in the world. What was interesting this morning is that upon seeing that my goal was made, I started thinking “I did it! I did it!” and within a split second I changed to “You did it!! You did it!!” because there is NO way I could have done this by myself. So I didn’t do it. You helped raise the money, You did all the heavy lifting. Thank you! Thank you! I will live the rest of my life knowing you helped me get well.
Being able to pay for a bill with complete faith that there is money to cover it has done more for my healing than almost anything else. I regularly say that no person is an island and we can’t get anywhere alone. We can’t succeed without someone else to aide us in our goal. This is yet proof yet again that, “I am because we are” -Ubuntu
All I can think go today is: Thank you…
Humbly and with All my love,
Here is a model of my surgery. I'm healing and on the road to recovery! Thank you everyone!
Here is a model of my surgery.
Oh My Goodness!! Oh My Goodness!! The final stretch!!
Holy Smokes people!! 90% completed! Thank you! Thank you!
#AprilRyan just wanted to thank you all again on behalf of Sarah Hamilton
I'm truly blessed with amazing people in my life!! Thank you!
Just had my physical therapy evaluation and Boy did it feel great to stretch!
Some exciting news!! I am able to learn over the sink and wash my face!! This is something I haven't been able to do in years!!! Even with exercise, acupuncture, massage and meditation it wasn't possible. #GettingStrong!
I've added a Reward level!! Anyone who donated/donates $200's or more you will receive an autographed picture! So PM your address and off it goes! #TLJ #AprilRyan #DreamfallChapters
I'm getting SO close!! Thank you all! If love a final push/retweet/share if possible. #AprilRyan
Thank you thank you!! #DreamfallChapters #AprilRyan @RagnarTornquist
What an absolutely beautiful gift to wake up to every morning! #Gr8ful #AprilRyan
Just home from my 5 week post fusion visit and I've been given the go ahead to start aqua therapy next week!! Movement here I come!
April would like to say thank you again on behalf of Sarah Hamilton!
The gaming community has truly left me ____< (that's speechless) :-)
What a spectacular day!! Heading to bed with my joyful exhaustion! xo ~S
A Thank you from April Ryan on behalf of Sarah Hamilton
Thank You from April Ryan
First off I would like to deeply thank everyone for their outpouring of love and support. I am well on my way to taking care of my current back surgery bills. Knowing that I have all this support is aiding in my recovery and has relieved an inordinate amount of stress. I also would like to say that I have changed my goal amount to include my still remaining bills due to my previous cancer and MS treatments. Again I am so profoundly grateful for for all your support. I truly, truly can not find the words to express my gratitude.
Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! The #AprilRyan fans are blowing my mind!! Thank you!!!
I can't begin to tell you how blessed I feel! Thank you! #AprilRyan #TLJ
#AprilRyanfans are blowing my mind this morning! Thank you!!! #DreamfallChapters #TLJ
All your generosity has almost raised 20%!!! I have a doctors visit to see how close I am to starting physical therapy!
For all #TLJ fans I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart! #AprilRyan #DreamfallChapters
I received a check in the mail today from a Generous Generous Sara Krieger!! So Thank You!!!
Happy Saturday! I want to thank everyone who has helped me and to say that asking for help and receiving it, sure has done a lot for my healing!
The swelling is down appreciatively!! I'm getting there! Thank you!!
I want to thank everyone who has donated! I also would be extremely appreciative to anyone who would be willing to share this link with your friends. Thank you! Thank you in advance.
I just paid my First large bill thanks to ALL of you! Wahoo! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!!
When I started this effort I didn't quite realize just how humbling your generosity would be.... Thank you, Thank you from the bottom of my heart
I was just given an amazingly generous $200 donation through paypal from Lois and Joe Snow!! How blessed am I?
How perfect that on such a beautiful day as this I am so profoundly humbled by every ones generosity! Love!
My first day of fundraising has absolutely blown my mind. Thank you Everyone!
I can't believe that people are already donating! I simply don't have the words!
'What's my opportunity here?' is a question I never cease asking myself. I am a woman who doesn't allow life's challenges to get in the way of my growth. In fact, I believe challenges are to be overcome in order to transform our lives and allow us all to find the joy that is our birthright. And I have been challenged in the last decade.
My belief was put to the test when I was diagnosed in 2002 with Multiple Sclerosis, then 18 months later with Stage 2 Parotid (Salivary) Gland Cancer. 'What's my opportunity here?' was the question that kept repeating itself. My back was subsequently operated on due to a completely extruded disc in 2010. In 2013 I slipped and fell on the ice and needed surgery in my hand due to a ruptured tendon. Also one of the main MS symptoms are many many migraines. At one point they were up to 25 a month. Thankfully they are now down to about 10. All of this ... has led to bills, some of which I am still paying off without rancor.
Now again my belief has been put to the test. On April 2nd I went back to the Hospital for back surgery again. This time needing a fusion of my spine. I spent 4 days in the hospital post surgery due to drainage tubes, IV's and pain management that could not be medically supervised at home. I am now home and bills are coming in, which doesn't allow for ease of healing due to stress. The stress of which has caused an MS relapse which has come in the form of severe vertigo. This doesn't make movement easy, which is crucial to my healing. One doesn't want to topple over after a back fusion, that's not such a good idea...
So what is my opportunity here? It's to acknowledge that I need help. Help with my bills. Once I am given the go ahead to go back to work it will be part time, and in conjunction with all my regular bills I won't be able to pay my previous doctors bills let alone my new ones. I also acknowledge how so very grateful I am for being allowed the time to get well and for having those around me who love me. Yet I need help. And if you are able to do so I would be so grateful to all of you for the rest of my healthy life. So.... Thank You, Thank You from the bottom of my heart. I am honored and humbled by your support.
With All My Love,