At the age of 42, without any warning or underlying conditions, my mom suffered a massive Ischemic stroke on the right side of her brain leaving her with left side Hemiparesis, technically making her a Hemiplegic. In addition to the affect on her brain, daily activities such as walking, talking, bathing, concentrating, her stroke has caused many other medical and non-medical problems. She lost her ability to work and had her Drivers License canceled due to the severity of brain damage, just to name a few issues.
In 2019, she suffered from a large brain bleed which consequently led to an emergency craniotomy, leaving her with a scar forever.Recent MRIs show the original stroke, a new stroke on the left side, an additional stroke on the right side and 2 brain stem strokes and She also has just entered stage 2 Renal Failure so it’s safe to say things haven’t gotten better.
At the time of her last Endocrinology appointment, a lump was found on her thyroid which would be later confirmed to be a tumor. Given previous strokes and Brain surgery, thyroid/tumor removal is not an option, thus adding to the mental stress.
She has just receive notice that her only source of income (SSI) is being withheld to pay back an overpayment. However, that payment has already been adjudicated by an Administrative Law Judge, for which she won and was issued a fully favorable decision. Unfortunately, The SSA is still closed due to the Pandemic so thereis nothing we can do but file an application and wait for Social Security to reopen to the public. Her only medical insurance is Medicare. Every Doctor visit, hospital stay, therapy session, and 17 different daily medications has to be paid for, as Medicare only covers 80 percent.
Due to enormous bills, rent, and daily costs of living, my mother is in dire need of help. This is the strongest person I know and I will not sit here any longer doing NOTHING. I’m asking for help, as you would literally be helping save her life!
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