Survived Staph/Flesh Eating Disease

In early December 2017 i got a tiny cut on my finger. Within 48 hrs it was clearly staph. Fever chills swelling and extreme pain prompted me to go to the ER. I was immediately admitted and by the next day it had consumed my hand and travelled up my arm to my armpit.Trying to control the infection my first surgery was 5 days later. Flesh eating disease had eaten through the top of my hand all the way to my tendons. Surgeries and many painful dressing changes and 30 days in Hilo Hospital I acquired two large abscesses in my forearm and was Airvac'd to Queens on Oahu. 5 surgeries, painful dressing changes and struggling with pain management led me to a Groin Flap Procedure. (Google for images) For 3 weeks Ive been literally attached by hand to groin. Final surgery to seperate is on Feb 10. ) After 62 days of hospitalization I get to reunite with my child age 6 and grandson. However being gone so long I'm losing my house. And with a broken vehicle Im in need of help to get a cheap car and/or a deposit on another place to live. I have about 2 weeks to vacate and have nowhere to go that will keep me close to Doctors and offices and my kids school. The one option will uproot my daughter and grandson i care for 2 hrs from home far from any Doctors pharmacies or stores. The house also has no clean/running water. Naturally I'm paranoid of being reinfected and need clean city water. Im not one to ask for anything and as a single mother usually just go without. But this is a desperate situation. I have a long way to full recovery and would appreciate any donation to find a cheap vehicle and or a deposit to rent a new place. After 62 days Ill return to a stressful situation. Anything even the smallest donation would be so greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance and for any help you can offer. Mahalo nui and Thank you very much.
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Heather Ann Harbottle
Hilo, HI

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