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Help with Bela's Medical Bills

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The Corrigan family needs some financial help.  In December of 2015, their daughter Bela was diagnosed with anorexia, anxiety, and depression. This was caused in part by a group of Bela's friends calling her names and then completely ignoring her.  She was on the verge of being hospitalized at the time.  She attended an Eating Disorder Clinic to restore her weight and therapy to help with her other mental illness issues.  The last two years have been rough for Bela with all the bullying she has endured by some of her friends and classmates in the halls, classrooms, on the bus and on social media have made her very insecure and self conscious. She started to believe the bullies enough to where she started to starve herself, make herself purge, and self harm. She was also diagnosed with Epilepsy in December of 2016 and all the trauma from the nonstop bullying led to her having psychogenic seizures from PTSD.  In May 2017, she was abruptly pulled out of school for her safety since nothing was being done to protect her from the bullying at school.  A hate page was created for her on social media so her Mom took it to the media to bring awareness to the severity of the problem. She has struggled to stay in school since mid November of 2017 due to daily seizures and was even kicked out of her new school due to the size of the school and them not being able to handle her seizures.  She needs a high level of care and 24/7 hour care so her Mom has reduced her work schedule almost in half since May of 2017.  The last few months have been the worst for her, to sum it up she has tried to commit suicide twice in 2017 and on Thanksgiving Day 2017 she was taken to the hospital for her safety.  She spent 25 days in a Behavioral Health Facility to keep her safe and get some therapy for her daily Psychogenic Seizures that she was having up to four times a day starting in August of 2017.  She came home on 12/22/2017 right before Christmas. The family has been dealing with a lot of medical bills the last couple years because of all this and the bills are adding up quickly.  Bela is finally going to be going to an Eating Disorder Clinic in February of 2018 near Seattle after being turned down by three other clinics in Portland due to the high level of care that Bela needs and her Mom is required to go with her the first two weeks.  This is the only place that can handle all of Bela's medical issues. Michele will have to take unpaid time off and more bills will be added especially since Bela will be there anywhere from 30-60 days or possibly longer.  They need all the help they can get and because they do not like asking for help, I am setting up this go fund me account. I will update as much information as I can when it becomes available.  Please say an extra prayer for Bela and her family. They really need it.


  • Bradley O’Brien
    • $50 
    • 6 yrs

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Chrissy Tichenor Smith
Milwaukie, OR
Michele Avants Corrigan

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