Seth's medical expenses

$10,025 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 55 months
I just wanted to say I hate asking for help.  Both me and my husband usually can handle things pretty well even though we do struggle financially on a day to day basis.  Paycheck to paycheck, and not always paying our bills on time due to lack of money but we were still able to handle it.   However, we had a rough couple of years that is now out of our control financially.   Our son Seth is two and we have some medical expenses to pay off for him.  We were originally in $20,000 in debt for medical bills for him.  The bills we have yet to pay off is when he was born, than a surgery to remove his sixth finger on each hand, and than he had a horrible accident late last year for pulling a pot of soup on himself off of a stove from the sitters house.   We managed to get his medical bills down to about $9,750 (the past couple of years we used our tax return to pay the bills since we couldn't do it through the course of the year).   Well this year, my husband got laid off...twice, making it hard to manage to pay our own bills let alone Seth's medical.   One hospital bill was at about $7,000, and we managed to get it down to $1,875.  But the hospital still turned it over to a lawfirm because we could not do a month to month payment through out the course of the year.   And since my husband got laid off the second time, the lawfirm passed judgement on us.  The remaining of the medical bills outside of the one at the lawfirm are sitting in collections (the remaining of the $8,000).  The sad part is this is with medical insurance.  All we just want to get them paid off and fix our credit score so we can get  home one day.   My husband and I both work very hard but just to make ends meet.    Once again it is hard to ask for help.  I hate asking for help because I feel there are so many more people in need than just us.  I was thinking about bankruptcy but I refuse to go that route because that would mean all the hard work we did was for nothing.   But now I finally decided to ask for help even though it is through here.  Help us get by a little more if you can.   We appreciate it, we just need enough to pay off these collections for medical.    Thank you, we will be forever grateful.
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Thank you, all of you, we are so grateful and looking at the new year in a brand new light. And another wonderful Christmas gift was the fact that my husband has stated that his faith in humanity is beginning to be restored. Thank you!
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Do apparently having our conversation recorded for a podcast to help raise money for Seth's medical bills. Never had this done before, excited:)
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We are halfway there to paying off Seth's medical bills. I don't know what to say but thank you. Thank you, thank you. My heart wells up with joy. All I wanted to do was cry today with happiness. Thank you!
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I had this up on Facebook briefly, but took it down because I was ashamed for asking for any type help. But some already saw this and was asking about my gofund me page and why it wasn't there. So I am posting this again (and I won't take it down).
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$10,025 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 55 months
Created December 11, 2014
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Juli Kreusel
44 months ago
$4,950
Anonymous
55 months ago
$395
Anonymous
55 months ago
$100
Lorie Foster
55 months ago

I am so happy to hear Seth is doing well. I have experienced many of the same things you have gone through and only by the grace of God, got through it all. I hope you get to the entire 10,000.00 and are then able to breath a little better. I will keep your family in my prayers.

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Patrick Wisniewski
55 months ago

I heard your story on the Dreamers Podcast and was very touched. I wish you the best and will spread the word.

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Gregg Clunis
55 months ago
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Amanda belizario
55 months ago
$25
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55 months ago
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Edward Figueroa
55 months ago
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$20
Joe Pardo
55 months ago
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