Tessa’s Medical Bills

Hello, my name is Tessa Hansen-Smith, it truly means the world to me that you're taking a moment to read my story. I was recently hospitalized, after being chronically ill my entire life.

I am disabled and live with my family, who do their best to support me. After my recent hospital stay, and as my condition continues to get worse, we are now struggling to pay my medical bills and make ends meet.

I have a few illnesses, but the one that affects my life the most is a rare condition called Aquagenic Urticaria--which means I'm allergic to water, and I have the form where I am allergic both internally and externally.

My biggest bill from my hospital stay comes to about $8,000, not including other bills for subsequent doctor’s appointments, follow ups and physical therapy. Donations will go directly to paying off current medical bills, and will be set aside and saved for planned and future costs.

Thank you so much in advance from the bottom of my heart. Any amount you are able to donate is greatly appreciated, even just $5 can go a long way. If you are unable to donate at this time, a share with your friends and family would mean so much to me and my family.

I share my story on Instagram, if you want to learn more about Aquagenic Urticaria and my other health problems, as well as get to know who you’re donating to, you can find me and my story @livingwaterless


  • jennifer haslett
    • $10 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Crystal D Heyward
    • $20 
    • 4 mos
  • elisabetta sanna
    • $20 
    • 4 mos
  • Barry Trippe
    • $100 
    • 5 mos


Tessa Hansen-Smith
Fresno, CA

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