Teeth Skin

11/27/16
... angels answering our prayers... with humble gratitude, again, thank you, each kind soul xo
Patti & Danny

11/26/16
Update 1 day ago....
Hat in hand. My NJ disability pension has not been approved yet. It is getting tangled up with my TEMP disability payments...thanks NJ bureaucracy.... we have a daughter walking down the aisle next weekend and we intend to drive to SC for the big event. Our intended vehicle to get there in time, is now out of commission with a power steering pump broken, etc. etc. and stated estimate fix is $1500. I am at a heartbreaking juncture here...we sell on ebay and are selling off our best stuff and long held "possessions."

Please visit our site...

http://www.ebay.com/usr/victorygarden13

You cannot take it with you, and i want to see my daughter walk down the aisle... please help if you can. So here is our ebay link if there's anything that might strike your fancy, and please share friends... <3 we promise to pay it forward <3 Patti & Danny

This is hard...asking for help...hoped i'd be never be here again. I've kept my original post, as a reference to what we went through a couple of years ago.

This is a long-winded explanation regarding this plea for help...sorry for this, but i just don't know how else to explain our troubles.

Currently, I have had to go on disability...i have a very messed up back...numerous herniated & bulging discs and tears in both my shoulders...I can hardly use my darn arms...i had lower back surgery in 2004 and that has apparently degraded as well...it's made it impossible for me to do my job. I'm in chiro treatment, but it isn't helping. I meet with an ortho surgeon next week. I don't want surgery again.

Dan is blessed to be in his 2nd year of cancer recovery, but with side affects that include residual pain in his face, jaw and neck...
but it's the teeth that have given out on him, from the radiation he underwent in his jaw. He's had no success after 7 months, with getting the dental insurance to authorize his "complex needs." He was recommended to be in a hyperbaric chamber during his dental work, b/c the extractions are risky. He finally started treatment at Hackensack Medical Center, and had two teeth worked on...then the Director came in last week and told him they could no longer treat him due to insurance denials, AFTER they approved him for treatment there... back to fighting with the insurance over this...

I too have major dental problems; i no longer have the proper opposing teeth necessary to chew food well; i'd go for a full set of false teeth at this point, but my dentist pointed out that "that too costs money." How's that for a bedside manner.  I can't  afford the extensive work needed, so i just go on losing teeth... dental insurance is unbelievably inadequate and don't think my monthly contributions to the insurance have been worth anything. My daughter marrying in December, and i so wish i'd be able to smile for photos. I'll probably be smiling closed mouth. But at least i'll be smiling!

Again, i'm sorry for the length of this..like so many, we are always living on a shoestring. Once the paperwork for disability is processed, it will be delayed for 4-6 weeks...it will not begin to cover our monthly bills...Dan receives a modest disability check. I'm applying for a pension disability, but this will take 6-8 months.

So that's our sad state of affairs. If you can help us keep a roof over our heads...we would greatly appreciate any help...love to you...Patti & Danny



Original Post...

My husband Dan is putting on a sweet brave smile here; he has just come through a terrible year of throat cancer surgery & treatments. We are in a healing phase and grateful for his progress ...I'm fortunate to be employed in the same job for 13 years, but it is a very modest wage...Dan was laid off suddenly, @ two years ago, at age 56. We are trying to keep our head above water by selling vintage collectibles on ebay, but it is only a small help, and we are drowning in bills right now. I'm most worried about running out of heat with Dan still recovering.

I found this site because a dear friend of mine posted a request on fb for a former student of hers who's mother just passed, asking for help with funeral expenses...not familiar with this type of site, I looked it up and was amazed to see all the different requests...many are even for vacation funds!!

So after thinking it over, it was not easy for me to hold out my hand, but I'm not asking for vacation funding... I'm asking for just a little help with our overwhelming bills; especially pressing is our oil heat, which today has less than 1/8 of a tank left, and with everything else due...
I didn't want to connect this request to fb, but i feel like the boat is sinking. Any small help will be so greatly appreciated. Thank you, Patti


p.s. i'm taking a deep breath & leaping...if this is offensive to anyone, please forgive me...but please don't be embarrassed for me either... if you know me, you know i've been a "hardworking gal" all my life...i've always tried to stand up to adversity... i know that many of you are also struggling...but with all that is shared on fb amongst us, if we can't honestly reach out to one another in a time like this, then fb is really more like ff...peace.

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