Help me live

30733814_1529512635330864_r.jpegMy name is Olesya and I’m a 26 year old who fights every day to stay alive. Over 10 years ago I started to get very sick. Anything I ate made my stomach hurt and I would throw up. Even a piece of banana would put me into excruciating pain and I could only tolerate very small sips of water. If I do eat anything, and threw up 10 hours later, the food would be undigested as if I had just eaten a few minutes ago. My weight started dropping. Because I did not have any medical insurance I tried going to doctors and paying out of pocket in hopes someone would help. Sadly it only left me in debt over my head and no one was able to tell me what was wrong. Years went by and I tried to fend for myself, becoming severely disabled, and going to bed not knowing if I’d wake up. I was able to finally get a state share of cost insurance plan that opened up a little more opportunity for me. I then went to a large medical center where I was diagnosed with gastroparesis, where your stomach is paralyzed and you cannot eat or drink, complete intestinal failure. I had a surgery to place a tube into my heart which I would then use to survive and get a special formula sent to my house each week. This is called TPN or Total Parenternal Nutrition.  But I was not out of the blue. We thought I would get better but instead my body started to take a turn for the worst. My weight kept dropping and I now weigh 65 pounds and am 5’6”. I do not absorb anything through my stomach. I was diagnosed with scleroderma which affects my vital organs and caused all my nails to fall off and I constantly form blood blisters on my hands  which are very painful.  My body attacks itself thinking that good cells are bad intruders leaving me in pain 24/7 and no hopes of getting better. As my insurance does not cover almost anything I am left in thousands of dollars of debt, unable to pay rent and bills, and uncertain about the future. TPN is very expensive and could cost up to $30,000-40,000 a year. I have applied for many things, many benefits, only to be turned down. But through it all I have amazing friends who encourage me every day to keep fighting even though I have little fight left. Those who love and pray for me and a God who is everlasting and my comfort and strength. Please dear friends if you cdn find it in your hearts to donate, help, or share I will be beyond grateful! My life depends on asking for help right now, because I cannot do it alone.

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  • Anna Kapliyeva  
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Yelena Daraban  
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Nadiya Biezhenar  
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • Natasha Pilat 
    • $100 
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Olesya Kuznetsov 
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Lincoln, NE
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