Brittany's Surgery Recovery Fund

Every time I fall, I find a way to pick myself back up again. I wish I could say it's because I find some inspiration in myself every day, or because it's not as hard as you think, but the truth is then I would just be lying to you, and I don't want to do that. I don't want to pretend that this recovery is easier than it has been because then others who are going through similar circumstances will unjustly say to themselves "Why couldn't my recovery be similar to that?" So the truth is, it's been anything but easy, and honestly between the two operations I have had many more bad days than good, and to say otherwise isn't fair to those who rightfully struggle every day. I see you, all of you out there, and I am one of you, and all I can do is the best I can, just as you can...just as you are. And I'm trying, I truly am, and I couldn't be prouder than that on the "good days" as I'm sure you've come to reference them too.

Currently, I am recovering from two back surgeries 13 weeks apart. I have foud myself struggling with financial and emotional burdens. I am struggling, and in the art of not lying to myself anymore, and I have come to the decision that it's time I asked for help. I have started this Gofundme page in hopes of taking some of this stress off of my shoulders so that I can focus on my healing and getting back to normal. I wish I had the energy to be the person who could do everything for everybody, but I've realized now, based on recent events, I can't do this all alone, and I need to start there, healing inside and out, before I go back to work.

I see my surgeon next week for my post-op update, but even if he says I can start physiotherapy, it doesn't change the fact that I've already been off work four and a half months, and I'm scared, I'm actually really scared. So whether it's a financial pledge to help me stave off bill collectors or help me pay for my long (even longer list now) of medications, or an emotional investment, like a story to help me keep going, I hope you'll take the time to help me get through this. I put this off a long time, too long, but I'm ready to start rebuilding, and I'm no longer embarrassed about saying I can't do it alone. My sincerest thank you, to everyone, from the bottom of my heart, I couldn't mean it any more than I possibly do in this moment. I can do this, I need to believe I can, and I, sorry if that means I need a little bit of help right now to make it through it.

Thank you, everyone, for your help, I can't wait to be back and see all of your smiling, wonderful, jellybean faces <3.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Brittany Moratz 
Thunder Bay, ON
Donato D'Angelo