I am now a "long hauler " seeking appropriate levels of care. Despite the initial support, my housing situation has become unstable and with no income since March, so have many other aspects of my daily life. My Medicaid doctor is not knowledgeable about my condition, nor the appropriate course of treatment. But, there is hope ahead... a fellow physician and friend has offered me the opportunity to continue recuperating with her in Idaho, while receiving care from an additional medical professional that understands my condition and the need for a holistic treatment plan.
In order to access this offer of care and housing, I first need to be able to get to Idaho with my car. This involves clearing the hurdle of securing my car (after months of not being able to make payment and a lender that is unwilling to offer Covid supports), shipping the car to Idaho and enrolling in the care of the new Idaho medical professional.
As such, the following is the breakdown of costs I need by December 7th in order to access the care that will help me return to my passion of caring for others.
Cost to ship car to ID: $1,500
1st good faith car payment + 1st payment for repayment plan: $1,927.50
Fees for three months of initial medical care in ID: $150
While this amount will not cover my full recovery until I am able to begin working again, it will enable me to access the next level of care and stability to ensure I move forward towards that goal.
Throughout this awful time I've been blessed with the kindness and generosity of both loved ones and strangers. Thank you for your willingness to support this urgent need to fund my continued health journey.
Should you wish to continue to support my ongoing healing journey, continued needs include:
monthly car payment: $514
repayment plan payments: $1413.50 *2 additional payments needed
monthly cell phone bill: $100
- Marisa Shepherd
- Paul Perkowski
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