Now, the REAL reason for this campaign. Everyone has rough times and falls down ... sometimes you can just get up, and sometimes you need help. For pretty much my whole life, asking for help meant weakness. But I’ve come a long way, and this campaign is me, Kim Getty, asking for help
so I can get back on my feet, stay healthy, and be the Mom my kids need me to be. That means not only getting out of my “hole” but also being Their Rock for whatever comes our way ... and right now that’s Sky’s health fight.
In order for you to understand why I’m asking for support, I need to share a small part of my own health story. After a freak fall down a staircase busted my lower back & tailbone, & doing every “non-invasive” procedure that exists, I had two major surgeries - but ended up worse than I started. I was off work much longer than planned & surviving meant digging deep into savings. When I was also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I had to dig even deeper. The last five-ish years I’ve worked off & on, rarely w/insurance & paying ~$500/mth just for medication. My “hole” keeps getting bigger & bigger.
I haven’t worked for the last 5-6 mths & bills are piling up. It was not for a lack of trying, but things do happen for a reason. While I tried to find work, I was able to take xtra care of Sky once we realized something was clearly wrong.
So Skylar ... she’s a beautiful, sweet, caring girl who maintaines “A” grades in school while seeming to have a soccer ball ⚽️ attached to her leg. She was a muscular, smiley, pink cheeked 15 y.o. girl who loves to play the game, is learning to drive & loves to hang w/friends. About 5 mths ago the changes started ... she became incredibly pale, lost ~20 lbs, was sleeping constantly, in constant pain & unable to keep food in. Sky was diagnosed with a rare, chronic inflammatory disease. The cause of her disease is unknown, there is no cure, but it can be controlled. Our goal, of course, is remission. This will be a lifelong fight, Ironically, just like my illnesses are.
(Let me be clear: Sky has always had insurance through her father: this campaign is not & never has been for her medical bills.)
So, she just started a low dose of chemo, so the fight has begun. With her WHOLE family’s support she WILL win the war.
I’m just looking to be in the best position to help her fight. Whether you donate or not, I Thank you for your consideration & wish you the best!!
with ❤️ .... Kim, Dakota & Sky Getty
- Lisa McIntyre
- Matthew Talaga
- Soniya Shrivastav
- Billi Geist
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