I'm sick and I need help to survive.

My name is Molly and I'm 23. On September 20th, I suffered a seizure and stopped breathing...Ive never had a seizure before or have a history or gene history of seizures. Thankfully my fiance Alex was there to give me CPR until the medics arrived. Sadly, this isn't his first experience with someone dying or almost dying from something in their brain as his sister died from a brain aneurysm. She was 24, and lived in our room before she passed. I was then diagnosed with a Grade 3 AVM. This affects less than 1% of the population, mostly only ever seen in males, so being a female, this is rare. Along with this, I still suffer from a congenital heart disease and valve regurgitation. The AVM is located right where my language and motor skills are. My neurosurgeon doesn't feel like open cranial surgery is safe as I could very well loose my ability to talk or move...and radiation with having my heart condition could be very dangerous as well as possibly being an empty option for fixing this issue. People have it everyday for 2 weeks straight and are drained energetically for months after. Doing nothing, well does nothing. This increases my risk for a rupture or another seizure by 5% every year. Im starting this campaign to ensure i can afford to pay bills, make sure my fiance doesnt get left to try and afford everything by himself, and prepare for any other emergency problems that can arise from my new condition including medications to prevent seizures, hospitalization and future procedures. Since i pose a risk for the AVM to rupture or another seizure for the time being, this is a huge concern in terms of finances and in general possibly an emergency surgery of some kind and more medications. I cannot work, drive, and have a trumendus amount of bills with previous struggles such as my dog Milo having his tail amputated from happy tail syndrome. That was huge for the cost of his ER visit and the actual amputation equalling about $1500 alone. I dont normally like hand outs but I feel helpless and like I cant do this by myself and cannot leave it on Alex, who saved my life. For once, I'm asking for help. I'm scared and fear that life will keep going downhill.  Any amount will be helpful and bring some peace of mind to us being able to make it out of this okay... I also accept prayers and kind words as that has been huge for my moral boost through this extremely hard time when everything seems to be getting worse. I'm hoping karma for what I've done for others and for work will pay off when I need it most ❤ Thank you for reading and taking the time to review my campaign.
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Organizer

Molly Hartley 
Organizer
El Dorado Hills, CA
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