Help John w/ bills & healthcare
Hey! As some of you may know, for the past 3 months, I've been struggling with some serious health issues. I wanted to explain a bit about what's been happening with me and ask for some help.
On March 2nd 2018, I was hospitalized with some pretty terrifying physical and cognitive/neurological symptoms (confusion, loss of speech, hallucinations etc.). Ultimately, I was diagnosed with a form of viral Meningitis, a collapsed lung and swelling on my brain and spinal cord as well as a handful of additional medical complications. After spending 2 months in the hospital and rehab, I was discharged and now I am back on the road to recovery and healing.
To be frank, I am asking for financial contributions because I have to. When I got out of the hospital, I was unable to walk, I am currently rehabbing and gaining that ability back but I cannot work (and haven't been able to in nearly 3 months!). Not only has this been personally traumatic, it has caused stress on my partner and my Mom, both of whom have sacrificed physically and financially to give me the kind of emotional and material support that has quite literally helped save my life.
I'm asking for $3000 dollars to help cover the costs of medical bills and rent. Please contribute if you can. For my folks in the Philadelphia area, Sunday, May 27th some of my beautiful friends and family are throwing me a benefit BBQ at the Sankofa House in West Philly. So, if you can't contribute here but you'd still like to help, come hang with us Memorial Day weekend. We'll have great food and an all-day lineup of some of the city's finest DJs. In closing, I'd like to thank ya'll for your time and the overwhelming amount of support and love you've already shown me. This illness has been completely random, unexpected and terrifying but I'm making it through because my community has shown up and held me up. Thanks so much again - John <3