Medical bills and medical credentials

Some sudden reverses recently happened to me; this is my way of asking you and the Universe for help. I will help you when I'm back on my feet...that's as it should be. "We can do no great things; we can only do small things with great love." -Mother Teresa

I have been laid off and on leave for 18 months; my employer cancelled my insurance as a cost-cutting measure one month before I was hospitalized for cellulitis in my calf and a clotting disorder. Now I owe about $90,000 in medical bills, and the amount is increasing as I continue to get care. I made $1900 too much last year to qualify for Medi-Cal and food stamps (I made $16,000). I had a few months' income saved, but not 18 months.

I'd like to share what financial solvency means to me:

1. Integrity around money and spending 

2. Living within my means while taking good care of myself and my loved ones

3. Doing meaningful work 

4. Having enough to pay my bills, eat in a healthy way, save a bit, and have enough left over to be mindful of and to help those who are in a pickle 

I am job-hunting and have been for months. I need a medical credential to position myself better for a technical medical job in a growing area of medicine (medical coding, CCS credential). The program is online at CSU East Bay. The courses, huge textbooks, testing fees, and credential exams are expensive, but it's what I need to do next.

You aren't seeing this page because I want money from you. Help doesn't come in any one form, and most people reading this are "squeaking by," if my guess is correct. If you have questions beyond what I've written here, please write me at [email redacted] or call [phone redacted]. Thank you in advance for all financial and nonfinancial help - vibes, prayers, intentions, thoughts, wishes, ideas. Maybe you know Reiki. Maybe your gift is a visit on my behalf to someone in the hospital who's suffering; maybe your gift is to practice your instrument for a few extra minutes with the intent of easing pain and suffering for someone you know; maybe your gift is to do something to help solve healthcare in the US --- I have no expectations, but I have a sense that I am to state my needs to the Universe of which we're each a part. Maybe I can give a gift to you in some way. I'm rich in gratitude and in amazing friends.

I believe we are meant to be undaunted and to do good in our time here on the planet! Thanks for listening.

Kind regards,


(Please have a look at my medical editing and writing site above! I'm looking for projects of all sorts. I love to edit...everything! Resumes, brochures, white papers, term papers, case study reports, books, e-books, protocols, research.)

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