Yes we are shaking the piggy banks and cans in the house trying to find enough change to make it through another day. 

The nightmare started 18 months ago !
We got that awful call saying our son had been shot twice by his neighbor. Shawn was living in St Petersburg (south Florida) at the time and getting there would take 8 hours.  It was 12 months, 24 surgeries, and Many many miles on our car before Shawn was released from the hospital. He came home so we could help care for him. The only doctor that will take care of Shawn's future surgeries and health is in Gainsville. This means many more road trips, staying in hospital waiting rooms or hotels when possible.

Our life wasn't stressful enough.... Now Mark has had a major stroke, revealing congestive heart failure and a heart muscle that is only working 16%. He will need to be out of work or working part-time for the next few months. There will be many doctor visits and cardio test before he will be cleared. The stroke has caused it's own set of problems to deal with. 

Life,expenses, bills, everything goes on even though you need it to stop. 

The doctor and hospital bills are rolling .Those come on top of the every day expenses and bills.
I am running out of creative ways to pay or postpone paying these. For the first time in our lives we have to ask for help.

The physical and mental stress of our financial situation is overwhelming!
Please find it in your hearts to help us in any way possible. 
We greatly appriecate every blessing givin to us!

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