Medical Bills and Physical Therapy
'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 Much Love,
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,
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!
"...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. ;)
May Allah give you health and Emaan
Good luck beating this Sarah. Love your work. Get well soon
Loved your work on TLJ and Dreamfall..stay strong and get well soon!
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.