Unfortunately, that hasn't been the case. The last two years have been filled with multiple surgeries, procedures, and hospital stays, and I'm now on the liver transplant list. Eric is planning on being my live donor, and we're planning to do the transplant within the next year.
This has been extremely hard on us both emotionally and financially. Right before I was diagnosed, we had just gotten completely out of debt. Now, due to massive medical bills, we are further in debt than we ever anticipated. We had an original goal of $15,000, but after reevaluating our situation, we have raised the goal to $35,000 due to the expensive nature of medications, procedures, and just medical bills in general.
We were making some progress when I was able to work, but unfortunately I had to stop working in July of 2015, and won't be able to work until after I've recovered from the transplant.
We have done our best to reduce our monthly expenses, but it's come to a point where we need to ask our community for help. We know that the Lord will provide, and we also know that he often provides through the people in our lives. Receiving help from those around us would mean more than words can say, and we would be immensely grateful. Whatever we receive will be used to pay our debt down and also put into savings to prepare for the transplant and all the expenses that will come with that.
If you can give anything, even just $5, we can't tell you how much we would appreciate it. Even though I will always need a lot of medical care, we're really hoping that things will calm down after the transplant. While we're in this time, though, we could use whatever help we can get.
Thank you so much for your consideration -- we can't tell you how much it means to us.