My truck got REPOED!! REPO, ME? Yup! Why? Looks like I've had walking pneumonia since APRIL 1st and didn't know it until I took myself to the ER on May 30th. Hospitalized 3 days means no pay plus I had already been scrambling to pay bills as my employer wouldn't give me a solid 40 hour week paycheck. Walking a razor-thin line but could see light at the end of the tunnel until now.
The week prior to the ER, I spent my last $150 on co-pays and prescriptions instead of making a truck title loan payment to keep them HAPPY. I felt I had no choice. Anyways....
-Pneumonia since April 1st through mid-July
-COPD, EMPHYSEMA, ETC (at least I finally quit smoking!!): Need to see a Pulmnologist
-Irregular heartbeat: needs additional 4-week heart monitor usage plus a prescription I don't have $$ for.
-Possible Sleep Apnea; appointment early July.
-I need to get as close to $1,000 as I can by Sunday night to get my truck back; the payoff is $2,600.
-I currently have $115 in unfilled prescriptions at Wal-Mart with another $85 coming in 2 weeks. I really, really need the $85 Symbicort inhaler as I used the last of the freebie this morning. This is helping the pneumonia and keeping me working!!
-I cancelled my 1st Pulmonologist's appointment because I didn't have the $50 co-pay. I have $50 to my name until Friday bring saved for an emergency taxicab ride home from work. Work transportation is iffy at best. Fingers crossed!!
-I owe $450 for June 1st's rent with July 1st not far away. I get paid $800 every two weeks under ideal circumstances BUT I can't make that happen (plus a 2nd job!) without my truck!!, and NOW, my health.
I have two options...this go fund me account or bankruptcy. Either way, I am short on time so I have got to save my truck by Sunday night or start bankruptcy on Monday.
Such is the state of this poor, working, low-income single older worker. I make $12.00/hr and have health insurance plus dental insurance but can't afford to use them! The hospital statement alone came in @$10,600, of which I'll owe 20%. I figure an easy $2,000 for miscellaneous doctors, etc. I need $10,000 in dental work. Time is catching up with me I guess....
So, if you could spare a buck or two toward my plight, I'd be so very appreciative. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I'd be in such dire straights...how embarrassing!!!
Thanks everyone for your help and understanding,
Cheryl "Cheri" Brown
- Sandy Pham
- Cynthia Orie
- Linda Cham Lansford
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more