Hello! Some of you know and some don’t but I was in a bad car accident in 2011 that changed my life and how I live it. With everything going on right now I am facing another surgery and some serious costs that come with it. Not everything is covered by insurance not to mention the everyday costs just to stay afloat while I recover, that I will have afterwards that I will need help with.
This accident happened on county line road(worth/Dougherty) in 2011. I survived but have lived in severe pain since. Luckily, now there is a light at that intersection so hopefully, no one else has to go through what I have.
One of the hardest things that came with the wreck and adjusting to my new life of pain and procedures was having to give up my dream of serving in the Army. I was in the military(while in school) and loved it. I wanted to serve my country and while I was able to for a few years I was forced into being medically discharged after my condition only continued to get worse. I look back on that time and know that I missed out on a career I loved and relationships I’ll never get back. My day to day looks a lot different from before but I’m adjusting to it.
I have monthly procedures and medications to help with managing my pain, but right before the quarantine I was hit by someone running a stop sign again! Yeah, I know bad luck, but during this wreck my battery to my spinal cord stimulator(which helps with daily pain) was damaged and now has to be replaced. The cost of this is estimated to be around 10 grand on top of the normal expenses I will have being unable to work that will keep me fed, able to pay monthly expenses, procedures, and medications.
Any bit helps, it could be the difference between not being able to afford medications or procedures and even everyday items that I will need. I’m awaiting approval from social security and just need some help until that hopefully goes through. I appreciate all of the help I can get and am so thankful to have people who can help me during this hard and troubling time. I’ve had 6 surgeries this past 2 years and know that I have at least one more if not two that will need to happen in the next week or so (if my insurance approves them if not the cost is much much higher)
If you know me you know I have a hard time asking for help. I deal with my pain on my own because I dont like bringing others down. I want to make others smile and the last thing I want is to worry people! But if you can help me I appreciate it! If you can’t but you can keep me in your prayers I appreciate those too! I’ve racked up quite the scars through this and anticipate getting more.
I just hope I’m strong enough to pull through it. Any and all help is welcome! Thank you all for your support during this time!
- Lauren Strickland
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