Hello, My name is Lisa. I’m 35 years old and, diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, anemia, in need of glasses and as of last week I have diabetes. Lastly and most important, I am in eventual need of a liver transplant. This all happened within 6 months and almost every couple of weeks going into the ER for something else that is wrong. I learned about the cirrhosis when I collapsed while on vacation in Belize and then immediately came back to Florida where the cirrhosis was diagnosed. The hospital bills are piling up. Also I’m in constant need of medication. One set of pills is $5000 every 3 months, and then there is insulin injections and medical equipment. Not having health insurance or being able to work has put a financial and emotional stress on my family and I. My parents (father - 83 and mother - 65)are running off of social security, and now have to support me. What I do for work is Graphic Design and Photography. I used to do wedding photography but due to my illness I get tired often and without warning and very quickly and in need of rest. Thus, I can’t commit to a wedding in fear of ruining the bride and grooms big day. I have applied for government assistant insurance and have been denied. Now in order for me to go into a clinic visit its $175-$250 for walk-ins this isn’t including blood work that costs about $350 that the clinic wants done every couple of weeks. I have been able to get a small payment plan with the hospital for one set of tests but I don’t think my family and I can keep affording this. I’m asking for help so I can keep up with my medical expenses. I will keep reapplying for help, but in the mean time I’m looking for help so I can give my parents money back and take care of future medical needs.
In order to help myself the hollistic way I've changed my diet, don't drink or smoke, and I try to be active as long as my body allows me to do so.
Thank you for taking your time to read this and I hope you can help with this even if it’s a little.
Ps. If you (or someone you know)needs graphic design work or photography stuff done - If it's something I can complete I will be ever so grateful for the gig!
My Graphic Design site - http://www.lisatop.com
My Photography Website - http://www.topcreativephotography.com