Medical Bills and Physical Therapy

$24,625 of $24k goal

Raised by 699 people in 28 months
Sarah Hamilton   RIDGEFIELD, CT


'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,
~Sarah
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Update 34
26 months ago
I wanted to offer a special thank you to everyone! For the next month I will be offering my meditation download for FREE!. Since the Universe has been so kind to me I wanted to offer something in return!

So Much Love,
~Sarah

http://sarah-hamilton.com/admin/staging/about-coaching-services.php
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Update 33
27 months ago
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,
~Sarah
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Update 32
27 months ago
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.
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Update 31
27 months ago
Oh My Goodness!! Oh My Goodness!! The final stretch!!
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Brian Kory
27 months ago

You're all heart! We can't wait to see you return as April Ryan. Speaking for us all, we love you Sarah Hamilton, aka April Ryan. You have made a lasting impression on all of our lives and created beloved, beautiful characters with beautiful personalities through your voice. We are all deeply excited for Chapters and want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We all hope that these donations help!

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Hassan Bassam
27 months ago

"...Me? I wasn't who I thought I was. I honestly have no idea who I am anymore. Everyone kept telling me I was important, that I was needed. Then, one day, I … wasn't. I was just lost. So don't tell me I'm free. Don't tell me to live my life. You don't know." -We know this, Sarah, you do have a purpose, and that purpose is to continue the longest journey of your life, filling the hearts of your fans around the world with joy and hope. You will always be our most beloved hero here in Stark, and you sure are needed more than ever in Arcadia to help stop the damage caused by the Azadi. If Cortez were here he would have told you this: " Time is a circle. It will not end here. You are needed." We hope you get well very soon, Sarah. We love you so much. ;)

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Fahd Ali
28 months ago

May Allah give you health and Emaan

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Ash Evans
28 months ago

Good luck beating this Sarah. Love your work. Get well soon

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Jonathan Witek
28 months ago

Loved your work on TLJ and Dreamfall..stay strong and get well soon!

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Maik Thiele
28 months ago

Hi Sarah. I read about you on a german gaming site and its an honnor for me to help you. Hopefully we can give you all the money for paying the bills and give you a bit hope. God bless you.

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$24,625 of $24k goal

Raised by 699 people in 28 months
Created April 17, 2014
DM
$50
David Munns
2 months ago

Be well.

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AK
$100
Anna Kh
3 months ago
$10
Anonymous
17 months ago
TR
$25
Travis Reis
18 months ago
KF
$10
Kevin Ferrie
20 months ago

I wish you health and peace

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$250
Anonymous
21 months ago
GS
$15
Giedrius Stanevicius
22 months ago

Anything for my April Ryan :*

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$15
Runtejrun Justrun
24 months ago

Get well and stronger, Sarah. Bless. You are inspiring in life. Love your walks videos. Your April Ryan is one of my favourite gaming heroine, male or female ever.

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SH
$50
Sebastian Hosche
24 months ago

May the balance be with you!

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$10
Anonymous
24 months ago
Brian Kory
27 months ago

You're all heart! We can't wait to see you return as April Ryan. Speaking for us all, we love you Sarah Hamilton, aka April Ryan. You have made a lasting impression on all of our lives and created beloved, beautiful characters with beautiful personalities through your voice. We are all deeply excited for Chapters and want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We all hope that these donations help!

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Hassan Bassam
27 months ago

"...Me? I wasn't who I thought I was. I honestly have no idea who I am anymore. Everyone kept telling me I was important, that I was needed. Then, one day, I … wasn't. I was just lost. So don't tell me I'm free. Don't tell me to live my life. You don't know." -We know this, Sarah, you do have a purpose, and that purpose is to continue the longest journey of your life, filling the hearts of your fans around the world with joy and hope. You will always be our most beloved hero here in Stark, and you sure are needed more than ever in Arcadia to help stop the damage caused by the Azadi. If Cortez were here he would have told you this: " Time is a circle. It will not end here. You are needed." We hope you get well very soon, Sarah. We love you so much. ;)

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Fahd Ali
28 months ago

May Allah give you health and Emaan

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Ash Evans
28 months ago

Good luck beating this Sarah. Love your work. Get well soon

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Jonathan Witek
28 months ago

Loved your work on TLJ and Dreamfall..stay strong and get well soon!

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Maik Thiele
28 months ago

Hi Sarah. I read about you on a german gaming site and its an honnor for me to help you. Hopefully we can give you all the money for paying the bills and give you a bit hope. God bless you.

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