Probably don’t know me. Hi, I am Damon. #Stroke

Debt...
$10,000+... to Providence Hospital (Doctors, Therapists)
$17,000+...to Oregon Health & Science University (Doctors, Therapists)
$5000+... to Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital (Seizures First Aid)
...and plenty of other things  

 Hello,

For most of my life, I’ve prided myself on being self sufficient.  This changed on Wednesday , Oct 22, 2014 when I had a massive stroke. I did not receive medical attention for about 5 hours since I worked from home and I was alone when it happened. I was in bad shape when I got to the hospital. I couldn’t speak or walk or use the entire right side of my body.

I began a regimen of doctor and physical therapy appointments every day of the week. Often, I had multiple sessions on each day: speech therapy, PT therapy, and OT therapy.

After a year, I had a seizure that sent me to the ER. Over the next 6 months I had an additional 3 seizures, each one sending me back to the hospital.

Things seem to be improving, but I still regularly have dr. appointments. As you can imagine, this was enormously expensive, but it was necessary for my recovery.

Insurance paid for much of it, but the severity of my condition required much more medical care than was covered. 

I’m thankful for all those who helped my recovery.  I have enormous bills as a result and it’s not my intention to evade that responsibility. However, I’m still not able to work at a job to earn the money to make payments. It pains me greatly to ask for financial help, but I’m out of better options.  If you’re inclined and able to help — even $1 dollars helps. I would be eternally grateful.
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Damon Dunning 
Organizer
Portland, OR

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