Hail Mary

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Campaign created 11 months ago
I created this campaign about a year ago when I thought I was going wind up on the street.  Then things started looking up so I never put this campaign online only to have things take a dive again when I was denied Disability again.  I've been told this is the procedure and it could take 2-4 years.  Now I have to go to an appeals hearing and that hasn't even been set yet.  I'm tapped out in all senses of the term so it looks like I get a chance to try this campaign anyway. (Does my picture show how worried I am?)

OK.  I'll try to note the salient points and not make this too long.  I'm a 61 year old, only child, who is single (never married), with no significant other and a recent orphan.  My mother died on June 4th, 2016.  Unlike most of the population, there is no one left in my life that I can turn to so, thanks to technology that I couldn't have imagined in my lifetime (the internet), I'm turning to everyone else.....On The Planet.

So that's some of who I am.  Now, this is what has happened. 

The long and short of it is that I'm one of the millions of people that were casualties of the 2008-09 recession.  After being layed-off through no fault of my own, I had 2 years of unemployment compensation and I spent that 2 years looking for work every day, to no avail.  I had enough savings to last for about 2 years without work.  When I had about 6 months left I got a break and was introduced to a man that had a 5 bedroom house that he wanted an onsite, live-in manager for and I got the job.  My rent was negligible but, as life tends to be, with the good comes the bad.

Being that I have been single all of my life, not married that is, I had always been pretty healthy but I didn't do a good job of taking care of myself, it appears.  I didn't get health insurance untill Obamacare and started seeing a doctor on a regular basis.  My health was beginning to get bad and it turns out that I have a number of health issues including hypertension, GERD, gout, severe muscle cramps and borderline diabetes.  I have 12 prescriptions.  I have applied for SSID (Disability) but the process is long and I need help now.

Anyway, I said I wouldn't make this too long so here's something I wrote about a year and a half ago when it started to become clear that I could be in big trouble.  The bottom line is that I won't last a week on the street as a homeless person so this is my 'Hail Mary'.   Also, I just recently found a way that you could help me with zero-out-of-pocket.   This will give you $20 and give me $20 too.  

P.S.- The $20 deal that I spoke of is temporarily down for maintenance the company says.  That was going quite well for the short time that I had access.  I will continue this offer as soon as the Simple Card techs get finished with their improvements and tweaking.

What it is:   http://www.ibosocial.com/darkstar/pressrelease.aspx?prid=606424
Order Card Here:  https://simple.com/friends/DTQS35B

Find out more about me here.
This Is About Me


Thank You

Samuel Stokes
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Well, I created this site a little over 2 months ago in preparation for the need to use it. The time is here and I really hope there are some kind hearts out there that are willing to help a fellow human being.
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I'm a little bit embarrassed doing this but survival makes you bold.
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Campaign created 11 months ago
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