Aneurysm survivor needs your help

On November 17, 2015 After returning home from dinner, I took a bath, got ready for bed and at the time I sat down on edge of bed, I was holding my head in my hands and between my knees with a headache like I have never experienced in my 40 yrs of life. After throwing up, laying on the floor trying figure out what was going on. 911 was called. Once arriving at local ER, I was informed I had bleeding on the base of my brain after a brain aneurysm had burst. I was rushed to Carolina'sMedical Center, rushed into surgery and sent to ICU for over 4 weeks. I had just started a new job on June 1st, so I had no sick time built up. Once released from hospital, I was out of work for several more weeks but the hospital bills started coming before I made it home. I have already added up my expenses after insurance paid their part and it is growing steady but at a total of $195,790  right now. I have been released to work 4 hrs a day until told different, so my income has been cut in half and my monthly bills still come along with my medical bills. The Worrying and stress of work, bills and hospital bills has become very overwhelming. I would never dreamed I would be in this situation but I thank God everyday I am still
alive because less than 40% of
people survive this and it is very rare
to survive and not have a
lasting or life changing disability. I consider myself blessed but I am not ashamed to say I can't do this on my own and need any financial assistance that I can get.  I have paid alot with savings from selling my parents home but that has almost dried up and would appreciate any donantion you can spare, small or large. Thank you for reading my story and continued prayers are welcomed.


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Shannon C. Pate 
Rockingham, NC
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