Get Champagne to Safety

$5,155 of $6,500 goal

Raised by 88 people in 31 months
Hello everyone! The TL;DR version of this is that Champagne has severe and time-sensitive medical issues, she is thousands of miles away from the medical care she needs and her support system, and her living situation has become precarious.

Champagne says, "Hi! I'm at rock bottom, or I wouldn't be doing this.

"A little over a year ago I left my life and moved 3000 miles away to be with my partner. What was supposed to be a relaxing 6 month sabbatical from work has become a medical nightmare, with multiple acute and chronic health issues surfacing. I've been trying to get medical help, but have been stymied by the difficult medical care system here. Despite struggling with my health, I have been trying to find work (I have ten years as a lawyer, helping the poor and disabled); I have had no luck, regardless of level or position.

"My relationship with my partner has ended suddenly, requiring me to move. I lack a strong support structure where I am, and I need to get someplace safe, fast. I'm going to have to put my things in storage and then move across the country again, to stay with friends while I look for work, take care of my health, and find some stability.

"I am at the end of my financial resources, and need assistance. I am cutting whatever costs I can, including planning on camping through much of my traveling, and staying with people I know whenever possible. Due to health reasons, I cannot drive more than 5 or 6 hours a day, so getting across the country will take some time. Anything will help, and everything is appreciated!"

Champagne has tried everything, and her current situation is both dire and urgent. If there's anything you can do to help, please do; even small donations add up! Her projected expenses include getting some minor help packing (due to her health issues, she can't do it all of it herself and can't move furniture), storage fees, gas and food for the trip, and some resettling money.

Champagne is a fighter. All she needs to to get to level ground, and she's got this. Help her get there if you can.
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I have arrived in Alabama with family for the foreseeable future, but everything is very constrained. I am pursuing some job possibilities here and elsewhere. Any help is wonderful.
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So I'm stuck in Flagstaff AZ with car repairs on the used car I bough ten days ago. It's gonna pretty much wipe me out to get it fixed, and I need to get back on the road and get to where I'm going. Anything helps.
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Ok, so everything was going really great on this trip. And then I tried to leave San Francisco. Long story short, there was an earth-shattering KABOOM! (ok not really but it felt that way) there was a car incident and now my beloved Lieutenant Yaris is no more.
The insurance will be cutting me a small check but I'm going to need some extra help in getting a car and all the associated costs, in addition to some interesting delays. I hate doing this, but I'm in a rough spot (although I am currently residing safely with Great People in SF.) and any help is appreciated. Much love!
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A hundred million thank yous to everyone who as donated so far. I've booked a pod and will start moving my belongings tomorrow.

Due to some hidden costs with storage and to the fact that some help I was promised fell through, I..after a lot of thought I've updated the goal. Every cent matters, and I can't thank people enough. I'll be updating on my progress regularly, and please, if you can give anything it is appreciated, as is letting people know!
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Champagne Girten
28 months ago

Darla, I have had a constant migraine since March 15th. Good days and bad days, but it is always there. In addition, there is something on my liver. My doctor requested a biopsy several times but it has been denied. I am trying to get somewhere where I have a better support system and better healthcare options.

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Darla Marie
29 months ago

So many leave money for a cause that is so vague. Before i donate, i need to know more about her medical situation.

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$5,155 of $6,500 goal

Raised by 88 people in 31 months
Created August 23, 2016
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$100
Anonymous
26 months ago
$100
Anonymous
26 months ago
$50
Chanin Zellner
28 months ago

Here you go, Punkin! I am glad to read you have arrived safely to your Texas destination. Hugs and more hugs!!!

$40
Anonymous
28 months ago
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28 months ago
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Rose Fox
28 months ago

Sending all best wishes!

Champagne Girten
28 months ago

Darla, I have had a constant migraine since March 15th. Good days and bad days, but it is always there. In addition, there is something on my liver. My doctor requested a biopsy several times but it has been denied. I am trying to get somewhere where I have a better support system and better healthcare options.

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Darla Marie
29 months ago

So many leave money for a cause that is so vague. Before i donate, i need to know more about her medical situation.

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