Help Selene pay her medical bills

Hello, my name is Selene and I am a transgender woman whom has been shackled with a considerable amount of medical debt after suffering (thankfully temporary) kidney failure and a rather nasty infection in parts of my anatomy I wish I did not have to begin with. While I make money as a freelance writer, I do not earn enough to escape the poverty line-the fact that the hospital's Charity Care services intervened on my $86k medical debt should be testament of where I stand financially.

While you would think that all of this charity should be sufficient to alleviate my debt issues, I had to take an ambulance to reach that hospital and the ambulance company is not willing to handle me as a charity case. Yes, I am back to a healthy state but I am still scraping by with a job that earns me four figures; yes, I can pay it back, but only if I ignore most of the other things that make surviving surgery and avoiding sepsis worth living.

To those of you who are able to donate, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Even if you cannot personally spare the funds, the act of reading through my story and letting others know about it is certainly stepping in a positive direction.

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Peter Kowalsky 
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Raised $560 from 9 donations
Beltsville, MD
Ryan Lyles 
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