Charlotte is only seeking $3,000 donation but I understand the expenses of out of pocket payments, bills, and travel far exceed that request, once again, your kind donation will help, and here's Charlotte's story.
CHARLOTTE STEVENS STORY:
Hi my name is Charlotte Stevens and I've been a paraplegic for most of my life. I'm 27 years old and long story short, when I was 10, I was in a terrible car accident that took my ability to walk, but I didn't let that stop me, don't get me wrong, I had my pity party and was very mad at mthe world for a long time but who wants to be angry and bitter like that? Firstly, it's exhausting and secondly there is so much in this world that you can learn, do, or just that changes who you are. Anywas after my years of being angry I decided to make the most of it.
I now have have 2 beautiful children. A boy who will be 8 in September and a girl who is 6. A wonderful career as an emergency services dispatcher, and a husband who move me even when I don't deserve it.
Anyways to the reason I'm reaching out.... as a paraplegic there are risks and one of those are pressure sores. I was don on the floor playing with my daughter in November 2014 and I go a rug burn that turned into a pressure sore. A Simple rug burn turned into a fight for my life about 10 months ago due to infection from the wound. I got sepsis which I thought was the flu and went to work that way for 3 days until on the 3rd day I couldn't get out of bed and my husband had to rush me to the emergency room. Since then I've had 8 surgeries each one more brutal than the last and the pain doesn't go away. A 9th one is scheduled in just a couple of days.
I'm currently in the hospital with no release date yet because of the risk of infection. My husband, who is a firefighter, is trying tohis hardest to keep things aflot without my help. Between all of our home bills and copays and out of pockets costs escpecially travel for my husband so that I'm not alone make it extraordinarily difficult my husband being the only one working and me laying in a hos[ital bed fighting to keep my hopes up and trying to get healthy.
The hospital I'm in is 3 hours from home so I dont't get to see my kids except on skype and it's hard being so gar away from work becuase I love my job and I love the people I work with.
So again, I'm reaching out for HELP, so that we don't lose our home, so that I'm not in this hospital alone all the time since it is 3 hours from home and away from everything I know and love. We're trying to raise $3,000 to keep our family going and and cover all the medical expense while I'm been in the hospital and expense for travel for my husband and children.
**This is photos of my surguries**
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