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Help Sherry and Michael recover

$6,072 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 79 people in 6 months
Created November 16, 2018
Michael and Sherry were rear-ended twice within six months. Their ongoing medical issues from those accidents have resulted in lost wages, an exhausted savings account, and crippling credit card debt. The stress of working multiple jobs and still losing ground on their finances has also contributed to their health problems.

Facing the likelihood they will have to file bankruptcy, Sherry reached out to let her friends and loved ones know what they are going through.

Sherry and Michael have made many contributions to many people's lives; professionally, spiritually, through fandom and their connections in the Twin Cities writing and arts communities.

On their behalf, we ask those who are able to help to please contribute what you can.
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Hello friends, now that we are well into 2019 (can you believe it?), I wanted to provide an update and express my gratitude for the help we’ve received thanks to the GoFundMe campaign.

I found the response absolutely breathtaking. Mind-blowing. And the comments, online and in person, telling us what we have meant to the community, have been so very meaningful.

Pragmatically, the financial support has been an enormous help. A few examples:
• I set up payment plans and started paying on the credit cards that we hadn’t paid since the second auto accident. Collection calls have stopped, and they even forgave some of the penalties and interest.
• We caught up on the neurologist bill. This balance had gotten so high after the accidents, they refused to make further appointments (for which I do not blame them). After paying, I got back on my Botox injections, started a drug that is brand-new on the market, and have decreased my migraines dramatically.
• And of course there’s simply keeping the other bills paid -- like mortgage, groceries, and medical insurance -- when we had insufficient income to cover them, due to lost wages from the auto accident.

We still have bills accumulated during that time from lost wages that we need to pay down if we hope to keep functioning, which is why we’re still trying to meet our GoFundMe goal. We took a break from thinking about it over the holidays and New Year (and didn’t want to bother anyone else), but if you’d like to help by sharing this or pitching in, we’d be immensely grateful.

~Sherry
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A week in and we're at 57%! This means so much to Michael and Sherry, and so much to me, knowing how generous and caring you all are. Please keep sharing the link, happy holidays, and thank you.
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Help Sherry and Michael recover has reached 57% of its goal. Thanks to Terry, Sarah and Myra.
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On behalf of Sherry and Michael, we are amazed, awed, and overwhelmed by your generosity. Thank you to everyone who has donated and shared the campaign. Your actions mean more than I can put into words.

We've still got a ways to go, but you've brought us a large step of the way. I hope you'll continue sharing to keep this momentum going. Thank you.
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Raised by 79 people in 6 months
Created November 16, 2018
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