First off i'm going to be honest. I know a lot of you have been worried quite a bit about me and have been asking if there is anyway that you can do to help.
I know that I have asked a lot of you all during a hard time in America for us all. But we are almost there. I thought i'd share a story, yesterday in the mail I got a letter from from the medical practice I go to(Southwest Medical Center). It was for $575.00, because Sierra Health And Life insurance retroactively re-billed the office. Meaning, Monday I THOUGHT I had insurance and I didn't. So they legally have the ability to do this as well as with my medications they told me. If I could just reach this $1,200.00 ( it can even go over and every extra cent would pay more months of COBRA or co-pays that I don't have fund to honest pay) goal I could pay my COBRA with Sierra Health and Life Insurance. These bills would be re-billed and I wouldn't have to pay them. I know a lot of you are saying "I want to help so bad but I'm struggling too" Can you spare $1.00 just $1.00 if all my friends could at lest do that i'd be so close. Asking you for help has been so hard for me, i hope you know admitting you are at the end of your rope is hard and for me its been embarrassing.
Jake was terminated from his job. I will be honest when I say it was complete wrongful termination. Jake did nothing wrong, after eight years with the company and being a model employee he was let go due to a personal vendetta. We are seeking the assistance of an attorney but with no income nor savings of any kind because of all the medical bills, that may not be a reality at this point unless the attorney will take it on contingency.
Right now we are trying to prioritize our bills and keeping a roof over our heads has to come first! I have been having more frequent seizures now, due to all of this added stress, the seizures are becoming more and more violent. My neurosurgeon is worried one more extreme seizure and it may be fatal so everything just seems like a tremendous weight on our shoulders.
Unfortunately, the company that Jake worked for fights every unemployment case filed no matter the reason, so we can't even be assured of that minimal ($407 a week) amount of money right now.
If we could just get help with paying for COBRA to retain the health insurance, at least we would know that I could still get my medicications that help with the seizures and other complications that I am having. Also, we could be assured that I will be able to get the brain surgery that I desperately need to fix this problem. If I don't have the brain surgery, this will ultimately kill me, and it could be soon.
I am trying to not be dramatic, but I also feel I need to not sugar coat it if I am going to convey the gravity of the situation right now for us.
We have never been ones to ask for help because we've always tried to solve our own problems, but a good friend told me the other day. "The hardest thing sometimes a person can do is to ask for help" so that's what i'm asking for right now.
If you can spare anything to help with our situation, we would be more thankful than you can possibly imagine. I hope you all know I love you with every ounce of my soul. If you'd find it in your heart to forward this as much as possible and also take time and read my note titled "my weird brain condition" that is listed in my Facebook notes section and understand that my situation with ESS is different. I have no pituitary gland, that in itself is a miracle i'm even alive.
Please feel free to reach out and ask any questions you want. I love all you so much. I truly need your help desperately.
please, please read the note. To anyone i've wronged our hurt in my past i'm so very sorry. I never meant to hurt anyone. Maybe the is Karma paying me back for all the wrong in my past.
With love, thanks and understanding and if you can find it in your heart to donate a dollar that's more than, I had if all goes well I will see Dr. Jon D. Oro my neurosurgeon in Denver on January 22,
2014. I love you even if we have bad blood i love you, and I am TRULY sorry..With love and thanks Levi L. Garza