Help for House Thomiase

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We are Ian and Liz (the Thomiase clan). We started a successful business 4 years ago. Last year, Ian started expressing his gender identity and all of the company's clients and prospects dried up. After going through a full years' savings, weathering a couple of government shutdowns, and selling everything they could, it was time to find work.

I (Ian) found a job, but the weekend before I was supposed to start, I suffered what seems to have been a transient ischemic attack (TIA), which is a mini-stroke. Amid recovery and lots of expensive testing, I'm unable to start working.

With nothing left and weeks to go until I can work again, Liz and I need help with medical bills (about $2k), health insurance payments ($1,900), rent/utilities ($5,500), and the debt we've built up trying to get through the shutdown over the last month.

Anything you can do to help is appreciated more than you can know. The $6,000 goal won't cover everything, but with this and some side gigs, we just might be able to make it until I can work again.
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I can't thank all of you enough for your love and support. It's truly humbling.

I'm finally home from hospital #2. They confirmed I had two transient ischemic attacks (mini-strokes) in less than 48 hours, which is apparently uncommon. No explanation yet - no clots or bleeding in the brain is very good news. They did find at least one thyroid nodule, but that's a different hill to climb. More tests coming, but all symptoms have abated for now.

Thank you so much for giving me a bit of breathing room to rest and recover. It's better than any medicine right now. I'm still pretty weak and very tired. Leaning on Liz to take up a lot of slack. I know a lot of you have reached out to her to lend a hand. No matter what she says, she's going to need it.

So much love to all of you,
Ian
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Thank you everyone for your help. I can't tell you how much it means. Quick update: going into urgent care for what looks like a repeat performance. Liz or I will post more when we know more.
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