Help a family in need

We are a family of six, and we are very close to each other and learn overtime to take care of one another. Since my youngest son was born 23 years ago, our life took a twist that changed all our family plans and dreams. Maty's health complications are complex and have evolved over the years; these are some of his medical diagnoses: Depression, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Asthma, Osteoporosis, Brain tumor Astrocytoma , Obesity, Class III, BMI 40-49.9 (morbid obesity), Neurogenic hyperventilation, Diabetes, Learning disability, Central sleep apnea, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, Status post epiphysiodesis, Mixed hyperlipidemia,  Class 3 severe obesity with serious comorbidity, Acute knee pain,  and optic neuropathy, just to name a few. 

Over the years, his father was his main caretaker; driving him to numerous appointments, hospitalizations, surgeries, therapies, and all that he needed to make his life easier.  Some years ago, my husband got ill as well, with a cardiac illness requiring open-heart surgery and followed with challenges of his own; Ischemic strokes, Cervicogenic headache,  paroxysmal positional vertigo, epilepsy with complex partial seizures, Anxiety, and depression, Chronic Arthralgia, Aortic Valve Replacement, hypertension, Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) due to thrombosis of the precerebral artery, 

We all dedicate ourselves to my son and husband, despite all these challenges; we are happy and hopeful for our future. Grateful because we have the opportunity to have jobs and good health plans with costly premiums, but good coverage. Right now, things have changed. Our oldest son was diagnosed with COVID19 and ended up losing his job, and the bills that were already very high, have started to accumulate. Due to our non-permanent immigration status, we cannot receive any government based assistance. We always resolve our own bills, which we think is the right way to live when you are healthy, can work, and are able to work. But now we just can't do it.

This has been a battle that we have had for many years, and despite the fact we would love to be independent and not ask for help, the moment is here; we do need help. Our situation would not change medically speaking, but our financial struggles do not make it easier, not this time. If you can assist us, we would very much appreciate it.


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