Hi! My name is Perseus. I’m a 22 year old Cherokee Native American, and I’m also Non-binary. I’ve identified as non-binary for a very long time but only recently came out.
Regardless of how you know me, my name is Perseus, and I appreciate you taking a look at my go fund me. I recently have had a really bad time, I had a serious cancer scare then got attacked by a dog saving several dogs. I have been to the ER three times in the last seven days (one I don’t have to pay for thankfully due to them refusing to treat me.) The first time was to receive a CT scan to make sure I did not have cancer because my pain was unbearable.
Although they did not find anything in the scan, they still do not know what’s causing my pain and I need to see a neurologist to find out what’s causing my nerve damage and pain. I’ve had an undiagnosed auto immune disease for years, as well as my nerve damage which is getting worse. I need to find the cause for this before it lands me back in the ER again.
The dog attack happened on August 2nd, there was an aggressive dog trying to attack and kill a small Maltese dog and tried to attack my former dog Wade as well. The owners did not do anything to stop the attack, and the owner of the Maltese wasn’t able to physically stop the dog. I did everything I was supposed to do, by getting behind the attacking dog and restraining it long enough for the Maltese to escape. I held the dog until it stopped snarling then slowly released. It instantly turned on me, lunging up at my face where I managed to block the dog with my hand. Unfortunately, that meant my hand was very badly injured. I had to go to the ER, where I received an X-ray to make sure the dog didn’t leave any foreign material, and that my bones weren’t broken. The wound is too deep for stitches, so I have to let it heal open. The dog also did not have a rabies shot! So I got rabies shots on that day but have to take more three days after, 7 days, then 14 days after I also have to see a hand specialist because there’s a chance the dog severed tendons in my hand and I will not regain functionality.
This is a serious problem for me, especially because the dog bit my right hand which is my dominant hand. I’m estimating the cost as of right now to cover my medical bills, medicine, work I will likely lose, and to get help. I live on my own, and I’m not able to do many household functions like dishes, vacuuming, scooping the litter box, etc. once I receive the statements from my medical insurance I’ll be uploading pictures of the bills, just to verify that I did in fact go. I’ll also be uploading pictures of my discharge papers. If you have a blood trigger, pictures of my wound are at the very end of this post so be careful!
I appreciate if you read this far and even more so if you chose to donate. I understand this is a difficult time for everyone, and don’t expect anything. Thank you for reading, and I hope you have a good day wherever you are.
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