Well folks, I am not one to ever ask for help.....In fact, I try to help and serve others as much as I can. But it turns out, I am very much in a tight spot right now. I am a perfectly legal medical marijuana patient and caregiver. I am a certified patient because of all of the chronic pain struggles that I have suffered related to several bulging and herniated discs in my spine. I used to be prescribed addictive pain killers that make me sick so several years back I decided to try this natural solution and it manages my symptoms much more affectively. I have been following all rules and regulations regarding the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act. But I have been falsely accused of illegal sales and as a result am now suspended from working at school  and am tied up in an expensive legal battle until my name is cleared. I have been charged with 5 felonies, and I promise you I am not guilty of any of them. The media is destroying my good name and a strong defense is my only hope for returning to my teaching career some day. My family is helping out all they can but we are very limited in financial resources right now. I am struggling to keep my house, and need to focus all of my funds on my defense.  We hired an amazing attorney who we are confident will clear my name, but right now I am asking for your help. Please donate any amount that you can afford to help me clear my name. I can promise you that if we are successful I will continue to pay your kindness forward in anyway that I can. I have a lot of friends, family, and activists out there who believe in me and have been asking where they can send money to help out with this difficult financial situation that I am in. Please share this link with your friends who believe in this cause as well. I can use all of the help I can get because I have a long road ahead of me. Thank you for your kindness and generosity and God Bless you all for helping me out if you choose to do so! With much love, Stephanie Terpening
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Stephanie Terpening 
Saint Ignace, MI
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