stomach tumors, financial hardship

I was recently found to have stomach tumors. I had to have my stomach reconfigured and reattached to my bowel after removing the tumors, a procedure similar to a gastric bypass I now have a pouch for a stomach, I then had complications and spent part of the past 5 weeks in the hospital and had to have a procedure to dilate the opening from my stomach to my bowel, which had closed. I am still looking ahead to radiation and maybe chemo. All my medical care had to be done an hour and a half away due to them being the nearest provider that would take my insurance.

In addition to this, my 20 year old daughter who is a full time college student is having a baby Nov 17. My daughter has a genetic condition called Noonan syndrome and needs special healthcare at a hospital over an hour away in another state.

In addition to this, my daughter was receiving living/college expense money from her father every week which we rely on heavily to pay the bills. He lost his job 9/23/2017 and now we have lost $702 a month (roughly 25%) in income.

With the hospital bills, the loss of college expense income and having recently bought a house the week before I found out I was sick, we are in over our heads. We owe double bills for gas and electric and internet due to the move overlapping two addresses. We owe multiple doctors, radiologists, labs, hospitals and specialists money we don't have.

On top of that I have severe bipolar disorder and other mental issues that keep me from working more than part time. I receive $888.00 a month in disability income.

We need help to get us through this medical emergency and to get us through til her Dad starts working again and contribute again to her living expenses and tuition and books, I have almost maxed out all our credit cards and will have totally maxed them out by November and owe payments on them as well.

I don't know where else to turn for help. My family cannot afford to help us. We don't want to lose our home, or our car which gets us to doctors and her to college classes. Or default on any of our other obligations. 

I took out a personal loan at my bank and paid $2000 on what I could but now I owe the bank $105 a mo on that loan. I owe on a student loan as well that I am trying to get discharged due to my being on disability.

Please, any amount will help. I am hoping we can rise above this in the next half year. Maybe I am overly optimistic.

I work part time online doing graphics and a variety of other tasks and my boss has been great floating my pay and working with me on time off when I have been unable to work. I earn $900 a month at that job. All combined I can't make ends meet right now.

I'm drowning financially and I am very stressed and depressed over it. I need to get as well as I can by Nov 17 to be able to take care of the baby while my daughter goes to school, I need to have money to take care of the baby for her. I don't want her to drop out of college. She has several learning disabilities due to her genetic disorder and can only take 4 classes a semester and cannot hold down a job.

Again, please help us out. I hate to have to ask. But we can't make it without help. Once we get past this we will be okay again, we just need help to get past this bump in our lives.

Thanks for "listening".

June & Autumn Williams, soon baby Aurora
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June M. Williams 
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East Moline, IL
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