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Please help us pay off medical, dental & debt

$217 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 2 months
Created November 21, 2018
Barbara Shellgren
Our family has had a really rough year financially and emotionally. Too many unfortunate circumstances one after another put us so far behind that we have no other option than to turn to gofundme to get ahead.

We'll be using the funds to pay off debt for past-due bills and medical bills.
We can't get ahead because every time we start to, something else comes up. It's ridiculous and put us at wit's end. 

My husband Walter is in a wheelchair and has no almost no teeth left and the ones he does need pulled. He gets abscesses frequently. He had prostate cancer and has bills he needs to pay on so that they can even see him again and make sure nothing else is wrong with him or came back. His doctor won't even see him until he pays the past due bills from his treatments. He currently weighs 94 lbs. and we all worry what might be wrong with him and if his cancer came back or spread elsewhere.

I (Barbara) had my skin cancer (melanoma) removed last year in June. They had to cut my chin up pretty extensively to remove it. My face still needs some laser work done on it where it was sewn together, as I have 3 really bad scar marks from how/when it was sewn. 

This June, our cat of 11 years, Vim died. Which was one of the most devastating things all of us have ever went through because he was a therapy pet and helped us all so much throughout our lives.
Vim would cheer up and was a therapy and emotional support animal for all of us: My son Eric and his Crohn's Disease & U.C., my son Walt and his depression, me throughout my depression and while I had skin cancer and was recovering, and my husband while he had cancer and was going through all of that and in general for all of us.
He was such an invaluable part of our lives.
Losing Vim and his kidneys failing out of nowhere was so hard on us and since June this year, everything's just went downhill for us like a domino effect.

We need to be able to pay for vehicle repairs as the truck we have needs multiple things fixed on it, and the car needs the engine and brake lights fixed as something electrical is wrong with them so they can pass inspection.
Both need inspected and tags by the end of the year. The car needs it December 5th. The truck needs it January 5th.

We don't bring in enough in this household with the cost of living in the past year that's put a toll on us.
We're past due on bills like the electric and credit. And that's racked up where I just want to be done with it and get ahead on those so I don't have to deal with them harassing me constantly throughout the day (and even night sometimes). 

I feel embarrassed even asking for help. But we don't have any other options at this point.
We don't have anyone in our lives related to us or close to us that we feel comfortable even saying "Hey, here's how much we need" who could throw money our way to magically fix everything that's troubling us to help us out either.
My parents and my husband's parents are gone. So it's not like we could ask them for help or anything like that.

I don't know how to go about asking for help for something like this. But at this point in my life and our lives, I didn't know what else to do. This was my only option. So I hope you and anyone reading this for that matter, can help.
To my detriment I've always felt bad and embarrassed to even ask for help. I've always tried to figure things out on my own. But this is a problem that doesn't have a solution I could come up with other than this one.

Thank you for your time. All of us greatly and gratefully appreciate any and all donations offered. I hope you can help. Any little bit goes a long way.
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$217 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 2 months
Created November 21, 2018
Barbara Shellgren
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