As some of you may know, for many years now I have been a single mom, raising my four children with little to no support from their father. I have worked as a waitress. For quite some time now I've been dealing w/ a knee injury. About a month ago our lives changed drastically as my doctor ordered I stay completely off my feet since my knee requires surgery followed by rehabilitation and physical therapy. A double torn meniscus, & cracked patella will cause that. It's time to put temporarily put down the order pad and pen down. My older children who have jobs have been taking over the living expenses. Our urgency is the $3700 required by the hospital. That just covers the anesthesia and operating room. This will not cover the orthopedic surgeon charges, miscellaneous hospital charges, post-op, any follow up visits, nor medications. This amount is needed by the beginning of February just to be admitted and have the surgery performed. Any little bit helps.