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Ben's Medical and Therapy Expenses

$620 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 15 months
Ben is my 10 year old son who has been battling multiple challenges since he was a toddler. We've know for years that Ben is on the autism spectrum and has also been diagnosed with ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder and Generalized Anxiety. The past year has been particularly rough for us with the added diagnosis of Bipolar disorder complicating the issues we were previously managing.

Ben has had 4 inpatient hospital stays to date since December of 2016 and sees multiple physicians each month. In addition to his physicians, Ben receives occupational therapy as well as cognitive behavioral therapy . It has been recommended that we also get Applied Behavioral analysis therapy for Ben, which consists of 3-5 visits each week. As it stands, each therapy and doctors office visit comes with a $35 copay. Right now, these copays total $105-140 a week. The addition of ABA will double this weekly cost and I am struggling to keep up as it is.

I am a single working parent trying my best to provide the care that my son needs, and I am not eligible for assistance of any kind. I have several thousand dollars in outstanding medical bills due to Ben's recent hospitalizations and recently took a pay cut in order to switch to day shift when I no longer had help to care for Ben when I was working at night. I have exhausted my retirement fund at this point just trying to make ends meet.

Any funds raised will go to exhausting medical bills as well as payment for future treatments. If enough is raised, I will use some of it to repair damage to my condo caused by Ben's violent outbursts.

At the very least, thank you for reading this and consider our situation. I appreciate that more than you know.




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Hello everybody, and thank you for reading our story.
It's been a rough few weeks with an additional hospitalization, the involvement of DCF and now the possibility of residential treatment.

My goal here is to raise enough money to get a family law attorney on our side as we navigate this as well as to have the funds to get ben into a residential treatment program that will help him. None of these are covered by my insurance so I would have to pay out of pocket. Please, if you're able to help every last dollar helps. It breaks my heart to see Ben in the state that he's in and be unable to help him. If you're able to help, bless you, and if not please spread this far and wide. I'm up against quite a battle at the moment. Thank you. ❤️
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