Hello! My name is April and I am on a very limited income.
Back in 2013, a lot of medical ailments hit me all at once. I got a severe concussion requiring an ambulance ride to the hospital. My cat was diagnosed with cancer and required surgery and medical care. I needed medication that I didn't have insurance to cover. Between then and now, there were countless doctor's visits for chronic illnesses and several painful choices. Most was either a choice between food and medicine.
All I was forced to put on credit cards or else go without medication, doctors, er visits, and vet care. Everywhere here has a policy that things must be paid in full every time.
Years later, I'm still paying it off.
Interest is killing me, and no matter how hard I work or how long, I can never seem to put a dent into this old debt. It seems to always stay the same, and it's been nothing but a depressing cloud over my head. These days I am thankful to have insurance, but it's still incredibly depressing to keep paying off things that has happened over six years ago. I get the bills on the surgery that sadly, did not save my emotional support cat's life. I get the bills on the ambulance ride that cost more than a plane ticket. I got teeth that I can't afford to have looked at, as I needed my medication to keep my brain going (due to brain damage) more than that.
There's no way to get over this debt, which is why I am asking for help.
I humbly ask for help. It may not seem like a lot of money, but for a person in chronic pain and depression, it seems like a mountain. I am incredibly blessed to have health insurance now (perhaps dental one day if the state will offer it.) so the hole cannot get deeper. But no matter how fast I throw dirt in the hole, it still stays the same.
My dream, is to be free of this debt, and being able to save money for better use than to throw it into the hole.