Expenses for Heart Patient

$1,865 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 28 days
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Lewis Murphy  DULUTH, GA
This is to defray costs of my medical treatments, transportation, and living expenses. I currently try to live on disabilty and a part-time job. I live alone. I am in congestive heart failure and require a replacement defib/pacemaker in the next month.

Though I can drive, my car broke down almost 2 years ago and the company responsible refused to honor the warranty. I had to sell the car and now rely on public transportation for everything, which is much more expensive than a cheap car.

Increases in rent and reduction of work hours, combined with medical and transportation costs,  has now made it impossible to meet ordinary living expenses. Meeting my next rent payment is unlikely. I have canceled medical appointments for financial reasons, and put off some medications. My "official" income places me just out of reach of most assistance programs. For example, I receive a whopping $16/month in food stamps.

I have set my goal as the bare minimum I believe will get me back to some degree of self-sufficiency. I realise I am one of many in this type of situation. Words cannot describe the gratitude I have for any assistance.

Thank you!
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Update 4
Posted by Lewis Murphy
3 days ago
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Hello all,

I am scheduled to undergo out-patient surgery on May 5th to replace my pacemaker/defib. The battery in my current device is dying, and the unit is replaced instead of doing any type of battery change. It will be an upgrade. I go in on the 4th for tests prior to the procedure. If all goes well, I should be back at work on Monday, the 8th.

In good news, I received an increase in my food stamp allotment, starting next week.

Thanks to all those who helped me with my financial difficulties.

Thanks again!

Lewis
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Update 3
Posted by Lewis Murphy
3 days ago
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Hello all,

I am scheduled to undergo out-patient surgery on May 5th to replace my pacemaker/defib. The battery in my current device is dying, and the unit is replaced instead of doing any type of battery change. It will be an upgrade. I go in on the 4th for tests prior to the procedure. If all goes well, I should be back at work on Monday, the 8th.

In good news, I received an increase in my food stamp allotment, starting next week.

Thanks to all those who helped me with my financial difficulties.

Thanks again!

Lewis
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Update 2
Posted by Lewis Murphy
24 days ago
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Thanks to everyone for your generosity.

I began "beeping", my pacemaker telling me it's time for a change. I have already scheduled an appointment on April 18th to see the cardiologist. My guess is he will not want to wait much longer for the operation. It is considered an out-patient procedure. But, when I first got the pacemaker, complications required me to stay in the hospital. So I have to be prepared for anything.

Thanks again.
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Update 1
Posted by Lewis Murphy
25 days ago
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Thanks to everyone in the Atlanta SF fan community for your assistance and contributions.
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$1,865 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 28 days
Created March 28, 2017
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AT
$50
Anita Thomaston
19 days ago
1
1

Thinking of you, Lewis, and hoping things will start looking up for you. We miss you at AG!

LD
$100
Larry Davis
22 days ago
1
1

I trust this will be a successful endeavor!

DB
$500
Dawn Benton
24 days ago
1
1

Sorry to hear of your continuing financial and health difficulties.

WP
$20
William Plott
3 days ago

All the best on the 5th.

BS
$50
Bruce Sheffer
21 days ago
1
1
TT
$20
Terhi Törmänen
22 days ago
1
1
WP
$20
William Plott
22 days ago
1
1
JO
$100
Jana Oliver
24 days ago
1
1
JA
$200
Jerrie Adkins
24 days ago
1
1
KR
$100
Katie Robinson
24 days ago
1
1
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