Blueberry Creek Recovery Fund

$2,464 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 81 people in 16 months

My name is Nikki, my husband is Rory. Our necessity outweighs our embarrassment, and we're asking for help. I've been unable to work for the past three years due to chronic illness.

First it was a pinched sciatic nerve, which was due to a bulging disc.
Then the disc ruptured after a year of conservative treatment and I had to have a spinal fusion.
It has taken me a year and lots of physical therapy to be able to move like normal, but I've now been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and am in constant all over pain.
I started seeing a neurologist the begimning of August because I have chronic debilitating migraines now as well.
I'm waiting for a determination from social security on whether or not they deem me disabled.
We find ourselves short of air, and funds, and will be very grateful for any help you can provide.

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Over Christmas we spent hundreds of dollars replacing the suspension, hoping to be done with repairs on the car for a while. Instead, we have another motor that needs to be rebuilt, and no means to rebuild it, or work on the next project car sitting in the yard.

Last week I rescheduled all of my appointments that I'd put off since November when the car had to be parked because it wasn't safe to drive. I need to be able to keep them this time so that my doctors don't discontinue my care. I have friends and family that are able to take me to my local appointments, but the Little Rock and Hot Springs trips are too much for them, considering they all have smal kids and/or jobs during the week.

Please find it in your heart, if you have anything to spare, we could use the help. We already priced the front end kit that we need and it's going to be $400.
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Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone! What are you all thankful for? I'm thankful for having one of my kids with us for the school break. I'm also thankful that my husband is such a good driver. Our poor car just broke one of its "legs" on our last trip to town before Christmas to get the last ingredients needed for dinner and dessert. Singing Christmas songs in the car, waiting on a tow truck to get here isn't the ideal way to spend quality time but it works for us.
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Alrighty, at risk of sounding like a broken record... we could really use some help. We're halfway through the month with only $40 on electric and no way of putting more on. Rory is applying for any job he can. The tires on the car are bald. We had a blowout coming back from my MRI and no longer have a spare. My results were normal, which means more doctor appointments to keep trying to figure out what's wrong with me. All I keep hearing is "it's fibromyalgia. Learn to deal with it." When I can't function most days because of how badly I hurt.

If you can't donate anything to help, please share so that maybe someone else can. Good thoughts and prayers are appreciated, as well.
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Well, it appears that we're going to need a new water heater. The one we have has finally bit the dust and rusted through the tank. All in all, a 14 year old water heater isn't too shabby. Rory was able to get another shut off valve installed so we'll be able to bypass it and still have water until we can afford another one. At least it's summer time so cold showers aren't going to be too bad.
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Kieyotie McDermott
15 months ago

Thank you to EVERYONE who has helped! We're getting there! Hugs and beardy kisses!

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Rose LeBlanc
15 months ago

I know how you feel...I've been in the same spot...I can not offer any funds at this time, all i can offer is prayers for you two and some advice. If you own your home the one that needs major repairs if you apply for Weatherization through CADC or USDA they weatherize your home by replacing windows floors depending on the contractor they use they even do electrical and roof repair/replacement. It's no charge to you as well. My husband used to work for a contractor that did the CADC repairs. I hope this helps.

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$2,464 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 81 people in 16 months
Created December 15, 2016
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Kieyotie McDermott
15 months ago

Thank you to EVERYONE who has helped! We're getting there! Hugs and beardy kisses!

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Rose LeBlanc
15 months ago

I know how you feel...I've been in the same spot...I can not offer any funds at this time, all i can offer is prayers for you two and some advice. If you own your home the one that needs major repairs if you apply for Weatherization through CADC or USDA they weatherize your home by replacing windows floors depending on the contractor they use they even do electrical and roof repair/replacement. It's no charge to you as well. My husband used to work for a contractor that did the CADC repairs. I hope this helps.

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