Kent's "Making Ends Meet" Campaign

$920 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 39 months
I admit it: I need funds!

In the past few years I have had some medical expenses. Nothing huge, but I was already just barely making ends almost meet- and trying to pay the doctor bills $20 at a time doesn't work when I now have more different people and places to pay than I have $20s to give them per month- plus I am trying to pay off a medical bill I'm not exactly responsible for, but which would still look bad for me if it went unpaid. And I would feel bad, too. At least that one is now down to $190.

After my latest round of medical expenses from the past couple of months, I realize I will need to try to get enough to get some of these paid off. I don't yet know what the final bill- after insurance- will be, so the amount I'm asking for may need to be adjusted later.

And now, things are getting even worse. My daughter's mom is having some medical issues with breast lumps and tests to figure out what they are, that, even with insurance, are draining what little money she had put aside- and there's no end in sight right now. And, of course, this will mean multiple trips to the Big City where the actual doctors and hospitals are- a 180 mile round trip each time.

I spend hours every day writing, and the rest of the time coming up with ideas of things to write while I take care of the house and my daughter. In addition to my blog, I write on a Patreon account for subscribers, and a weekly newspaper column. Writing is what I believe I am best at- at least among the things which can make money. 

I realize there are more deserving causes out there, but if mine speaks to you, I would appreciate your consideration. Thank you.
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Still needing money for medical stuff.

A member of the household has an infected tooth. The insurance leaves us with an expense of $400 after they pay their part. And, without some help, it's just not going to happen.
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I like doctors and dentists. I just don't like having to see them in a professional capacity. And the cost only adds to my agony.

So, here's the deal- I broke a molar a few days ago. The dentist looked at it and it needs a filling and a crown. Yay. Worse, its twin on the other side of my mouth needs the exact same thing- but it hasn't broken yet. I also need a few other fillings, including two twin fillings I got when I was 17- although one of those has vanished in the interval- which need desperately to be replaced.

Mostly they say my teeth are great except for my old fillings which have outlived their expected life span by a very long time.

I have dental insurance, but there is no possible way I can afford the amount insurance won't cover, which appears to be around $1500, if I understood them correctly.

I would really like to get the problems they found fixed before they cause bigger problems, but it looks like that will be up to this campaign.
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Recent medical expenses have required the rent money for next month. With more medical expenses on the horizon. Yay.

If charity isn't your thing, then subscribe to my blog ( or to my Patreon page ( get value for value instead of giving a handout.
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If it's a choice between me and Kanye...
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$920 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 39 months
Created September 28, 2015
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Nicholas Frederickson
15 months ago

Halfway to your current goal!

Peter Paul
15 months ago

hang in there, bro!

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