San Diego Or Bust

It has been a while since I've updated or even posted my link to my fundraising account. I have asked of you, my friends, family, and the public to help fund my trip to San Diego, CA for life altering surgery. After a while, and many hospitalizations, I stopped spreading the link around and I asked my friends to stop spreading the link around as well. I have been trying to get to San Diego, CA since 2012. I have had many hospitalizations, many of which have come close to being almost life ending. As most of you know the funds have gone towards funding a train ride, lodging, food, insurance as well as other incidentals that may come up.

Well, as of Friday morning June 13, 2013 I became a possible candidate for medical transportation by airplane. In order for me to get on approved to be taken on this flight I had to do a 24 hour trial, on an FDA approved BI-PAP pump, that is integrated with 3-6 liters of oxygen that is pumped either through a cylinder or a portable oxygen concentraitor that are approved through the FAA. I had to maintain a oxygen saturation of 93-100%. As of this morning, according to one of the doctors I was approved for this flight.

Now, that I have passed part one. I need your help again, to get through part 2, which is to raise $5,000 more dollars for this medical transport by airplane. I know that for the past 2 years I have asked for your financial help, but this is really the last resort to get me to San Diego, CA. My health has declined, and while I "could" go by train, it is not advised I do so. I do not know how else I can say "Thank you," I do not know how else I can "pay" any of you back, but what I do know is that I and my family, especially my daughter Ava would be eternally and forever grateful that any of you could help me.

Every little bit helps, even if it is $1.00 that is $1.00 closer that I am to getting to San Diego, CA.

Thank you for all that you have done and all your love.

-Catherine H. Augustin
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Catherine Augustin 
Organizer
Washington D.C., DC
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