It takes a lot for Camron or myself to ask for help, especially when it comes to finances. We both work extremely hard to make ends meet. But I am to my breaking point.. I'm taking donations to make it possible for Camron Pressler to get his knee fixed.
As you may or may not know, Cam is a very athletic and skilled motocross and bmx rider. He is naturally so talented at these things that it saddens me to see him struggle to walk daily.. What is worse is seeing him struggle to play with our daughter (who is 9 months currently). I've done nothing but dream of the days where he will teach her how to ride a dirtbike with him, but as of now.. he can barely even take a walk with her. Im worried it will get worse if not taken care of. I am not one to complain, but I feel our story needs to be told and to ask for help in our time of need.
So here it is:
In September of 2013, Camron was finally financially able to undergo an ACL reconstructive surgery along with scraping his Meniscus that he had been pained with for years prior. For his recovery, he had to take three months off of work. He was told to apply for unemployment at this time, in which he was denied because you have to be willing and able to work a 40 hr/wk job. Those months were difficult. The payments for his surgery were difficult, but we made it though and I was under the impression the worst was in the past. I was so excited for what our future had in store... little did i know, I would be greatly disappointed.
Months went by, I became pregnant with our daughter. After a series of unfortunate events- The morning after our baby shower, Mothers day, the back windsheild of camrons car was shot completely out. After fixing that, Camron went to work one morning to only return home an hour later.. He had stepped off a forklift and knew he tore a ligament in his knee due to it burning... the knee he just got fixed 7 months prior. His work told him to get it checked out at Occupational health for documentation for workmans compensation. The woman there informed us she was not specialized in Ortho but would look at it anyways. She claimed he wouldnt be walking if it were torn and it was not a work related injury. After a second opinion and MRI ($$$) from a specialized surgeon, Camron found he had retore his ACL. But his work denied his claim for workmans comp. due to an unspecialized womans OPINION.
A few weeks later, I had to undergo an emergency C-section and our daughter spent the first week of her life in the NICU due to a whole in her lung and pnemonia. One thing after another it seemed.. but after MANY doctor visits including Riley Childrens Hospital visits... we made it through with a healthy little girl.
Its possible to survive this.
We have done it before.
Im just unsure of how bad it needs to get before somethings got to give..
As of now, we are unable to save money for this. Ive tried... but its just unrealistic for us. He works 50-70 hour weeks and I work three jobs. This is why im asking with eternal gratitude for ANY help at all. ANY AMOUNT is ungodly appriciated. We make too much to get the help we need, but not enough to survive. Too often is our refrigerator empty because we put others before ourselves.
As embarassed as i am to ask... we are in need of those that are able, to help us. Not only for Camrons health, but for the future of his little girl.
A girl needs her daddy to be able to play with her, especially daddy that is as great as he is. He deserves this help more than anyone I know and if you know him... you know how great of a person he is.. how helpful and caring...
Thank you sooooo much.
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