Wedding vs Insulin

My boyfriend, Ryota, and I met 5 years ago by chance in Shibuya, Tokyo. He is Japanese and I am American. We've been dating since while working through all kinds of language and cultural differences. During our holiday this May, Ryota popped the question and we have been frantically planning and saving since. Weddings are not cheap. Especially when you have families that live half way across the world from each other... But we have been dreaming of this day and are ready to work our butts off to make it happen! 
We have around a year and a half until the big day so I thought I'd pick up Saturday shifts at work and we'd be doing fine. There's just one problem... I'm type one diabetic and pay over $200 in medical bills each month. This may not seem so bad, but, with my salary as a kindergarten teacher, saving up for anything is almost impossible to even imagine.
Despite picking up Saturdays to earn a bit more, I realized my extra income goes completely to medical bills and I still can't picture a time where I will be able to reach my goals.
This is why I'm not asking to have my wedding funded but rather for about 10 months of insulin so I can save up a little to start off. Any donation or share is greatly appriciated. We cannot thank you enough for taking the time to read or story.

Donations ()

  • Rose Tabaj 
    • $50 
    • 34 mos
  • Kim Zarzuela 
    • $25 
    • 34 mos
  • Maggie Brett 
    • $50 
    • 34 mos
  • Zoe LaLonde 
    • $75 
    • 34 mos
  • Naohiro Machiya 
    • $50 
    • 34 mos
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Organizer

Rachel O'Connor 
Organizer
Chesterland, OH
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