we need help with expenses forJames



A few years ago James started having little hand/arm tremors and sporadic jerking of limbs on occasion. Nothing so intense that it drew concern. A long battle with Diabetes that has almost completely crippled James with Peripheral Neuropathy in his hands and his feet. In the course of the last year his tremors have began being accompanied by difficult in walking, severe peripheral neuropathy and difficulty with speech. In the last year symptoms began to get progressively worse and incredible concern overcame us. Doctors now contribute his speech and some other issues to a stroke and severe restriction of blood flow to the heart.Quadruple bypass surgery that ended with him bleeding internally and having his chest cracked open twice in 24 hours has left him almost completely disabled/After many doctors visits, different doctors and a multitude of tests and medications, James ultimately had to leave his position as an Advertising/Marketing manager. Using a mouse or keyboard became extremely difficult when not impossible. Sensation in his hands, feet and legs ranged from severe numbness to sharp stabbing pains. Walking became increasingly more difficult in a short amount of time. Our savings had dwindled over the previous months with doctors, medications, taxes and him missing many days of work. James found himself for the first time in his life unable to work and bring in an income for us. The decisions for him to stop working was in November 0f 2017. Since then we have accumulated medical bills, taxes and medication cost that have devastated us. I have watched the depression of all of this wear my husband down to nothing. The future of multiple medical visits, medications and bill becoming more and more behind have destroyed what we hoped to have been the years of our lives we prepared for retirement down the road. We have been married for 30 years and we have 4 children, 2 still under 18 years of age. I have never seen my husband like this, not just physically but emotionally damaged. James has always been the person that was there for everyone else, now he is finding himself as the one who needs help.  I have spent our marriage being blessed enough to stay home and raise our children, it was hard on us financially but we wanted our kids to have a parent raising them. This left me when James got ill to have no work experience and I am currently working a low paying job trying to pay bills and keep us going just a little bit. I feel we have come to our end. What is to become of our family and our future. How do I deal with what is to come? We are in a situation of desperation with each day weighing down more and more. Any donations that would help us make our goal would not just be a blessing but would let us get caught up from something that snuck up on us and took us down hard. It would also help with all the future expenses in the next year and give us the ability to deal with this without it just being something that swept the rug right out from under us. I am desperately worried that we will lose our home in the next few months and I can not even imagine the repercussions from that.  Know that we have done and tried everything. We are not beggars and we have always took the hard road when it came to saving and finances. Know that any donation would be something that would put an ounce of air back into us so that we can hopefully be able to take a breath and deal with all of this with the ability to breath and make it possible to catch up and stay step ahead.

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  • Teresa Strauser-Jackson 
    • $25 
    • 21 mos
  • Kyle Heath 
    • $100 
    • 21 mos
  • Loretta Rice 
    • $50 
    • 21 mos
  • Jerry Rhodes  
    • $50 
    • 22 mos
  • Wanda Cook 
    • $50 
    • 22 mos
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Allofthe Shoemakers 
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Brookline, MO
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