I'm not one to ask for handouts from anyone (especially when we've had friends do a couple of fundraisers for us in the past) however it seems that my back is up against a wall in a pretty big way and Riss and I genuinely need some help!
As many already know I've had a lot of bad health symptoms for many years now however I usually managed to power through it (for the most part) and kept rolling along as bad as I felt.
This time unfortunately it's different and very scary.
As of a couple of months ago I'm up against something that's on a different level and is becoming a lot more debilitating.
I'm unfortunately experiencing some alarming symptoms which are keeping me from doing pretty much anything at all right now.
Anyway, this may or may not be the cause of the symptoms I'm experiencing tho it's a definite possibility as tumors can press on nerves and cause issues whether cancerous or not but we're not sure at this point. All I know is something is very wrong and alI can do is keep looking into figuring this out and hopefully get to an answer that may help me however the bottom line is:
-I haven't been able to work in about 2- 3 months
-I don't know when I will be able to again in the foreseeable future and this includes music- :...(
- idk wth to do about this!
People who know me know that I'm a hard worker and a hustler and enjoy working even to the point of working too much and so this is not me at all!
We're just in really bad shape unfortunately from all this.
I'm also so scared over my health right now and whether I'm going to be here much longer that I almost can't even think about finances but of course it's always a lingering reality whether we can deal with it or not.
I'm trying to apply for disability but it's not easy to do especially without one definitive diagnosis that they accept (you know how the system is), tho I do have some pre-existing conditions such as hashimotos, hyperparathyroidism, mold toxicity etc I'm not sure that those will get me approved and either way probably aren't the main reason behind whatever this is right now.
Additionally, disability doesn't pay nearly enough to live on even if I do get approved as some of you may know and can take many months..
So, this is where I'm at right now. I'm very upset to be here and am very unhappy with where this may be going if it doesn't magically just go away.
Once again, I hate having to do this and I'd much rather see 1000 people give us $10 than for anyone to go broke trying to help us however if you happen to be comfortably able to help out we legitimately can use it right now and this truly IS an emergency situation for us again!
We appreciate you immensely and hope one day to be able to repay everyone somehow.
At the very least if I ever get well enough and release my first album you're certainly getting a free copy!
I also certainly hope if you were ever in a similar situation that others would extend the same help towards you tho I hope you never are.
Unfortunately none of us are Superman and we all fall sometimes unexpectedly.
This is where I'm at right now tho I have no desire to be here whatsoever!
Health is wealth and I'd much rather be broke
and healthy than rich and suffering but money is still a reality regardless.
We truly appreciate all our friends for being there in our corner for us esp. in a time of need!!
You guys really are wonderful like rare gems!
I appreciate your prayers very much and take them to heart!!
I love you!
P.S. if anyone wants any further details regarding my situation as far as symptoms, tests or anything more in depth at all you can msg me and I'll be glad to answer any questions.
- Lorraine Artinger
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