HELP EILEEN WALK AGAIN
About 5 years ago, I developed psoriasis. At first it was just embarassing--the scaly blotches that look like leprsy. Then, about 3 years ago, it internalized and attacked my joints. Within months, I was in a wheelchair. In June, 2015, I retired to my home state of Oklahoma. 3 weeks ago--February 15, 2016--I had a total left hip replacement. I am in rehab now. In a few months, I am supposed to have surgery on my feet as several of my toes have curled under, making wearing shoes and walking very painful. My fingers, too, have become deformed and need surgery. Lastly (I hope) I will have to have my right hip replaced---and I am praying that my knees will remain unscathed.
What I need the money for is as follows: My doctor has told me that water therapy would be very helpful in keeping as much movement as possible in my joints and helping me regain strength so that I can move easier. I need $1000 for an above ground pool and $200 to have it erected. I paid all but $300 of my hip surgery from what I had saved, but I do still owe $300 which must be paid before they will schedule any future procedures. That totals $1500. I have always been a healthy, active woman wo was involved with her church, community and causes. I miss this terribly. I don't mind getting older, but I am 65 years old with the body of a 80 year old. I just want to do as much as I can to improve my health and increase my activity level.
I looked through this site and saw some of the causes people are asking for donations for and it embrrasses me a little as my cause seems so much less than a chld with cancer. I don't know if anyone will find my request worthy of consideration or not. I just want you to know how very much I would appreciate any help I could get---and either way, thank you for reading this.