Leah Deserves To Live
$35,725 of $36,000 goal
Leah came home this weekend for a few days and her progress is amazing. After talking with the treatment team, keeping her until the end of April is just not feasible from a financial standpoint, so they are going to take the month of February to hit the most important issues hard and develop a discharge plan for her to step down to, but I have to get her to the end of February, and since we are paid through the 9th, we have 20 days left to pay. If we can get her to the 120 day mark, I really feel we can continue her therapy in an outpatient setting and the odds of her succeeding and not relapsing will increase significantly.
I hated asking for help when I first started this campaign and I still hate it, but because of all of the support, donations and sharing, my daughter is alive and actually healing. She's talking about dual enrollment next year and what college she wants to go to. Because of each and every one of you, she has a second chance at life and she wants to live it. There are no words to describe how Incredibly grateful I am. Thank you and I love you all.
The picture below was a quick shot of Leah walking on the stage with her theatre family last Friday and being completely covered up with love and tears and unwavering support from her friends. What a great group of kids. We couldn't be more lucky.
She's paid through the 9th of February but after that it's still 11 more weeks...that's another $31k!! Omg I'm freeeeaking out. You should see her...hear her...she's working so hard and her perspective on herself and her life is really changing for the better. I just can't see, after all she's been through and the work she's put in, her coming out before she's ready.
I'm still amazed at the outpouring of love and support, and the donations have blown my mind. With that said, and I'm not giving up, but another $31k seems so out of reach. I just can't let her down. She's come too far.
PLEASE get her to Tony Robbin's event ASAP. He has NEVER lost a person to suicide and will help. Get her up front and ask for help. I wish I could share with you what I saw at his event last week with a seriously suicidal college student. This man is NOW FREE. t was so powerful. And it wasn'tBS. Watch I'm not your Guru on Netflix and see what I am talking about. Go to Australia Date with Destiny. This will bring your little girl back. PROMISE!
Let me say that your daughter looks very lovely and that while I am currently broke I couldn't pass over this without at least saying I'm sorry that she's going through any of this. I had depression when I was sixteen, what saved me was drawing/painting and listening to music. Creativity was and still is in a lot of ways my depression outlet. Expressing it, letting it out helps. Sometimes I still get sad, staying away from milk/dairy has helped me also. I was so depressed that I ended up vomiting every day, shaking in anxiety and lost tons of weight. I wanted to kill myself and the doctors called me an emergency case but I refused help, a lot of people told me 'I need help' but therapists etc like you said treated me like a number. If I could go back and tell myself anything, or anyone suffering from depression, it would be live....live and know that you have the power to make changes and do anything you want, you are here for a reason to become the best and beautiful you could ever be, but you have to want it and you have to fight for it. Keep away from the negative people and focus on your own goals above anything else. You're not a number, you're not broken and you don't need pills. You need confidence, confidence to make the changes needed. I personally, believe in you ♥ :) and wish I could do more to help.
Thank you for the update. Enjoy your time together over Christmas.
I pray healing in mighty name of Jesus. God I pray you send this child to an anointed person of God, that can help this young lady get set free. The enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy. This young lady needs to be in the presence of Jesus. Praying!!
Please help my family get her the help she needs. I know what it feels like to have someone in your family have mental illness. This is very serious. Please donate
I don't know Leah personally but My daughter is one of her teachers. This story is not an Isolated one I'm sure & the Insurance Companies need to understand these young adults need the treatment programs to get through these ordeals & have the quality of Life they deserve....Don't give up! Keep us posted & God Bless Ur Family...
"I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that." -Robin Williams Praying for you all... ;
Thanks for the update, Jennifer. I'm glad you are able to get Leah started with the treatment she needs. Hopefully we can all keep spreading the word and get her enough donations to continue her treatment for the 90-120 days. Best wishes to you all.
I met Leah through my ex chase. She had so much love and just an amazing soul. She definitely deserves to live. I've been in her position. I am in her position. Sometimes I wake up and don't even get out of bed because I don't have the energy for it anymore. Reading this has touched my heart because I know how hard it is to face the struggle and pain that comes with living in this world. But what if one day you don't have the choice to keep your life or take it. What if you die? You can't go back there's no going back. That's scary. The only thing that gets me out of the bed in the mornings is that fact that tomorrow I may not have the choice to get up
I can't afford to contribute, but reading this really had an impact on me. I hope your daughter gets the help she needs and realizes how beautiful and important she is. Much love to your family in this difficult time.
Bill and hope you reach your much needed goal for a beautiful young lady. Prayers are with You and your family