Help!!!!! Gloria needs to pay for her water leg

So just to let you know a little bit about my life - I guess I was not really taking care of myself so well. I was told that I needed to take care of myself - watch what I ate and do daily exercise - but I was obese as a child. Yes, my mother fed my brother and me very well. I guess it's in the Hispanic genes - we always think everybody who crosses our paths are starving, so I was a chubby kid. Needless to say, I was always picked on as a kid. You'd figure I would learn my lesson.

I was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 22 after I had my beautiful daughter. I had to go to work all my life. I found a job that I really loved at age 44, but my health took a turn for the worse. That's when I finally figured out that diabetes is really bad and takes its toll on your body. At 44, I had a terrible stroke - a hemorrhage stroke - the worst of the worst stroke known to mankind. I am still feeling the after-effects. My whole left side is still numb. It's the most horrible feeling in the world. I was stuck in a nursing home for physical therapy.

Of course, there is one thing after another. While I was at the nursing home trying to get better, I got another tragic piece of news in my life. I found out I had renal failure and had to be put on dialysis to survive. To tell you the truth, I just wanted to die, but how would that be on my part? Very selfish. After all, the world would be unbearable without Gloria Ann Garcia; yes ma'am! I felt so broken down - so tired way beyond my years. Dialysis really kicks my ass. I have no life with this dialysis. Then to top it all off, the worst thing was losing my leg because I fell and my bones wouldn't heal, so I got my leg taken off below the knee. Damn, what now?

When the COVID restrictions were lifted, I wanted to get out and do more stuff. I recently purchased a swim leg, which is way beyond my budget. I am on a fixed income, and my water leg costs a little more than I anticipated. $3,600, to be exact. That is why I am asking for your help in having enough to pay for this well-needed thing in my life.

Since I got my water leg, I have joined a water aerobics class, and I love it so much. I get to go out and meet new people. I am what you call a social butterfly. I've been cooped up in my room for the longest time, and water aerobics makes me feel better not only mentally but physically as well. It has been known to strengthen your stroke side, and it gives me balance, strength, and endurance which is wonderful.

I really hate making these payments of $50.00 a month. I would like to pay it off sooner. So, whatever you could spare would be a blessing. Thank you, and I hope I didn't bore you with my story. God Bless, and thank you again.

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Gloria Garcia
Bakersfield, CA

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