Rachel Litfin Surgery

I fully believe that help can be found if only you are willing to ask. And I am in dire need of a helping hand.

***Update - 10/09/2018***

I just want to say thank you to everyone who helped me blow past the original goal of $3,000 in just a few days. I’m so overwhelmed and grateful for all the messages, shares, donations, love, and support I’ve received. I love you all so much. I don’t feel so alone anymore. I will now be able to afford my basic living expenses, rent, and bills through the end of November as I stay well off my foot.

However, I have some really bad news about my recovery status.

As it turns out, I finally got in to see the specialist, and it’s worse than originally thought. The only way to fix my right foot is through surgery. I will need pins put in through my bones, and if that’s not successful, a full metal plate will additionally need to go in.

Safe to say, I’m pretty scared right now. I’m not okay. Insurance can only cover so much, and overall it won’t nearly be enough. And I need to have this surgery within the next week or so, or else I risk severe future complications.

I’ve upped my goal to try and meet as much of this need as possible.

Please, please if you can, share this campaign around once more. I feel so nervous putting myself out here, but I also know that it’s okay to ask for help when you most need it.

I know one day I will be able to return this kindness tenfold back into the world.

Thank you so much for your time!


Original Post:

Around midnight on 10/04/18, coming home from a set, I hit a semi full on. I totaled my Honda. My right foot is broken, and I am severely bruised throughout my chest (thank you seat belt). It hurts to breathe, and I cannot put any weight or pressure on my foot at all. I am in a great amount of pain. I need to find a new car once insurance processes, but I cannot even drive said car until my right foot heals. This reality is giving me severe amounts of anxiety (as I HAVE to drive to my work assignments, as well as to my book events and signings. Basically my survival depends on my mobility).

I need to find someway to keep myself afloat for the next 4-6 weeks as I heal, along with keeping up with bills and out of pocket medical costs. 

And that's where you come in. I hate asking for help. I don't know what to do with myself when people go out of their way for me. I'm always trying to give as much as I can to my loved ones. To have to ask this kind of thing makes me so nervous, but several dear friends and family have suggested that it's okay to ask for help, and that you don't always have to be "the strong one".

So, here I am. I have realized I am truly in need. My book sales already make a good amount of my income, but only if I am actually able to GET to my events. And, even then, it's not going to be enough to take care of this life event.

I'm guesstimating at this point that $3,000 will put me in a good place to be able to survive the incoming costs and medical bills for the next several weeks as I heal. 

If you are able to send anything at all, I would be so deeply grateful. And, even if you are not in a position to donate, I would be just as thankful if you could share this link. 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your time!

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Los Angeles, CA
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