Tessie Mae Walk

I am still in shock that I am resorting to this.... or the fact that I am the one filling this out but no one understands my struggles better than me...
For the past year I have struggled with the idea of ever asking for some help... Who knew needing a new leg would pose such a huge expense for my family and I.  My health insurance only covers a certain amount for prosthetic devices.
For those that know me, pregnancy had me taken out of work because my prosthetic leg no longer fit. Not being active during pregnancy it was easy to pack on the weight. For the past 3 years I have worked super hard to get to a weight I feel comfortable with. Now my leg is too big. When a prosthetic is too big your body over compensates and works much harder which causes the limb to sweat and the prosthetic to slip off. 
I am so stubborn that over the past year I have had to hop into beach water because I don't have a waterproof leg. I have had to stop several times while exercising or while I am hiking just to dry my leg off from sweating. I have had a fair share of back and hip pain. The leg shows through pants because its much larger than the rest of my body. Those are just a few barriers that I have endured and the list continues to grow the longer I keep brushing this off.   
I think now more than ever I need to ask for help. I want to continue the things I love without having this be an obstacle. So today I am convincing myself that asking for help is something people do from time to time...  and I will forever pay it forward to those that are in need.
  • Anonymous 
    • $75 
    • 20 mos
  • Catherine Levesque  
    • $50 
    • 21 mos
  • Tanya Kandris 
    • $30 
    • 22 mos
  • Norm & Denise Brodeur 
    • $100 
    • 22 mos
  • Judi Blondin  
    • $20 
    • 23 mos
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Organizer

Tessie Mae 
Organizer
Sabattus, ME
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