Assistance for April Burkett & kids

     If you know April Burkett; You know she is a hard worker, Loving Mother,  and the last thing she would have expected to have happen is to lose her job, and be on State Assistance right before Christmas!! 
      April Has been dealing with some type of underling illness for months! She was transported to the ER twice from her place of employment earlier this year, both times being passed off as dehydration. Another noticeable incident by a co-worker happened the week of November 18th, before Thanksgiving, but didn't think anything of it. Then on November 25th she woke with what seemed to be a severe pain in the neck, behind the ear. They did a CT Scan and ruled out anything major. The ER passed it off as a bad migraine, gave her those meds via IV and sent her home 6.5 hours later. November 26th she woke slurring her words, and not making sense of said words,  along with being dazed, confused, not really knowing what was going on, and being frustrated with the words that wouldn't form when she tried to speak.  With these symptoms, the ER ordered an MRI and with this they ruled out a stroke, and tumor, but stated they saw spots on the image. The dr. stated it is possibly MS, but a Neurologist would need to be followed up with to confirm. So that is what we went with for a few days. Then she had another episode on December 5th. They rushed her back and all they could come up with was 'A-Typical Migraines'.  
Everything was so scary and frustrating for April, her kids, and entire family as no one knew what was truly happening to her! 

She has lost her job due to a points system. The workplace was following their own rules. However this illness seems to be the underlined cause of the points going above and beyond the limit to be fired. 

Whatever this is has caused great havoc on April’s life. She is over $600 short for her December rent, and obviously has nothing for January.  

I am beginning this GoFundMe at $2000. To get April thru December without the apartments beginning eviction proceedings on the 19th, she will need a minimum of $600. 

She has requested emergency funding from everywhere. It all takes time for approvals.


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Melisa O'Brien 
Vancouver, WA
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