Here is some of Steve's story that was pretty hard for him to talk about let alone be so public with it. Please if its a dollar or two every bit helps ~ Thank You !
Steve's own words ~
I've been self-employed since 2000, as an independent subcontractor in the technology field. Unfortunately, the work slowed down enough to make life a challenge. No benefits, 401k, etc.
Towards the end of last year, I caught the flu. In rare occasions, that can turn you into an insulin-dependent type-1 diabetic. It's rare but lucky me. I took an ambulance ride to the hospital, where I was informed of my "luck". When I was admitted in the ER, I had a blood glucose level of 1,617 (normal range is between 70 and 140) and DKA (Diabetic Keto-Acidosis).
It took a week stay in the ICU to get me stabilized. When I was discharged, I was 60 pounds lighter and too weak to walk. As it turns out, the diabetic diet tends to induce gout, which I was lucky enough to contract as well.
Thru all of this, I was unable to work for over 2 months, and still can't do the job that I used to.
Since I haven't had a source of income, we've exhausted all of our savings, as well as sold everything we had of value. We're facing a power shut-off, as well as eviction with nowhere to go. This is our last chance.
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