On January 10 my sister Kerry was in the midst of teaching a perfectly ordinary dance class when out of nowhere she badly injured her knee. She is suddenly unable to walk without crutches, drive, lift her kids, or work, which leaves her family without her part time income.
Kerry is an amazing dancer, photographer, mom, and friend, and she is on the clock constantly taking care of her two little ones [age 3.5 and 1]. Pretty much everything she does, she does on her feet.
She works part time as a massage therapist and dance teacher and has also recently been growing her business as a family and lifestyle photographer, all in an effort to further their family's goal of home-ownership. Her husband works more than full time at a demanding day job plus an evening side-hustle so they are incredibly busy people, facing all the challenges that go along with parenting very young children.She is now in need of an MRI to get a more precise diagnosis about where to go from here. We are not yet sure if she will need knee surgery, but what we are sure of is that their insurance requires a very high deductible. Her MRI is going to need to be paid out of pocket. We also know that their family is now going without her vital part-time income, and there's no word yet on when she can return to work.
We currently estimate out of pocket costs of around $1800 for her MRI, plus the loss of her monthly income at around $1500 per month. The Constantino family also needs help covering costs for some household and childcare help while Kerry is on crutches, as well as any unexpected financial emergencies.Please help if you can, in any amount. Kerry and Kneeko are some of the hardest working people I know, and without our assistance they will be facing a mountain of medical debt as well as a massive setback on being able to save up a down payment to purchase a home.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for any help in any amount.