In August and September of last year, I was hospitalized for an autoimmune-related blood disorder wherein the doctors also discovered that I have a very damaged liver. Recently, after having MRI scans done, my doctor has informed me that I now have liver cancer and am in need of a liver transplant immediately. Dealing with the blood disorder first, as that issue was most important to my survival at that time has, unfortunately, left me with very little extra money now to deal with this second health crisis.
I am very much in need of cash, not too much, as I have carefully thought out how much I need in expenses. Most of it will go to my caregiver in the form of money for gas, tolls and parking as I will be getting a transplant through Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. My caregiver needs to be with me at appointments prior to the transplant for tests and evaluation, and the caregiver needs to drive me back and forth to clinic weekly after the transplant, be with me at follow-up appointments and needs to be on-call for any emergency visits. I cannot drive for 8 weeks following the transplant.
I will also need extra money for a cat sitter while I'm inpatient, which could be 8 days to 2 weeks or more, depending on how things go. My cat is diabetic and needs insulin twice daily, so he needs a special cat sitter, one who is well-trained in administering needles to skittish kitties. She will also be responsible for feeding him and tending to the litter.
The last thing the extra money will be spent on is co-pays for the many, many doctor office visits I will now have going forward and for the co-pays for the immune-suppressive drugs I'll need to take for the rest of my life to prevent organ rejection.
I live alone and do not have a second source of income to fall back on or help from anyone else financially. I've always taken pride in being an independent woman, but I realize I need to ask for help in this situation.
Please, if you are willing and able to help with the donation of any amount, I would appreciate it immensely. It would take one less worry off my mind and it will let me be able to concentrate more on what's most important at this time "“ my health.
Even if you can't donate, I appreciate the thought and thank you for taking the time to read this.
Thanks again and take care,
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