A New Life for John and Gracie

$6,000 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 130 people in 41 months
Since having lost my Mother, Toni to cancer in 2015, I felt it appropriate to update this campaign.  I am a legally blind man receiving survivors benefits, so my income is limited. My Mom's home is facing foreclosure so I need to find a new place to live for myself and my dog, Gracie.

Housing assistance programs are setup to support people in my situation. However, most programs in Texas, where I live are currently closed to the application process and the programs I have successfully applied for have a waiting period of at least 2 years.

My goal with this campaign is to secure funds that allow me the opportunity to successfully transition to a better living situation, with a minimal amount left over for utility deposits and basic furnishings. 

Please donate, if you can, whatever you can and share this page with as many other like-minded individuals as humanly possible.

Thank You.
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I'm turning 39 this month on the 23rd! A few months ago, I weighed 183 pounds. Now, I'm down a notch in my belt, my favorite jeans sag on me and I'm maintaining 170 but there's still work to be done. I won't see the neurologist until June, so I'd like to focus back on getting those resistance bands. Now that I have my new Medicare card, I'm finally going to try to get a new eye exam and glasses. Please donate and help make these birthday wishes come true. Thanks everyone!
-John
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Change of plans for this month. My bank closed down the local branch I walked to so I could pay rent. Now, the nearest one is 3 miles away. It's getting hotter outside so instead of exercise equipment, I'd prefer donations to go to transportation services. I'd also like to try donating plasma again, now that I'm on a healthier diet. The plasma center is in a mall, across the street from the bank. Thanks again, everyone and apologies for posting again so soon after the last one.
-John
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Very good news to share for this update! 1. After an entire month of red tape, letters and phone calls, I successfully reinstated my Medicaid and Medicare benefits! I won't get a proper Medicare card until June but at least I have coverage. 2. My MRI showed no signs of a tumor or any brain cancer but my Doctor wants me to see a neurologist for further study. In the meantime, she's prescribed a beta blocker called Propranolol and it actually works very well in minimizing the Essential Tremor. 3. Diet and exercise has helped me lose 14 pounds in the last two months.

To that end, there are only two things I'm asking for help with this month:
1. Resistance bands. There's a set for about $25 that will really expand my workout routine and allow me to strengthen my arms and legs and help me reach my body goals.
2. Sit-Up Bar. A good one for $16 will help get rid of my doughy midsection. That's where the bulk of my body fat is stored and where I've seen the least change.

Please donate and share this campaign. Things are looking up and I have a good feeling about April. Thanks, everyone!
-John
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I've been denied renewal of my Medicaid and Medicare benefits. I don't know why, yet or if I can appeal the decision. It's possible my terrible eyesight and these recent hand tremors can now be used as marks against me of "preexisting conditions", making me suddenly ineligible.

I have a follow-up appointment with my Doctor on March 12th. She's going to examine the results of the MRI scan from January. I'm asking for help to cover the visit. Otherwise, I'll have to cancel. Please donate and share this campaign. Thank you.
-John
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Justin O'Reilly
18 months ago

Did the computer sell? If not I'd like to ask about it (how much space, asking price, etc)

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Gregory Monette Jr
21 months ago

If you need help selling your home so you don't have to go into foreclosure, I can help!

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$6,000 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 130 people in 41 months
Created January 7, 2015
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$40
Gayna Dennis
3 months ago

Hi John, I hope this goes a little way to help you get the things you need, and that they make your life a bit easier.

HW
$50
Hayley White
3 months ago

Hope this helps you get the things you need xox

SK
$50
Susan Von Kistowski
3 months ago

All the best John. Hope everything works out ok.

CR
$20
Cathie Rosser
4 months ago

Best wishes, hopefully the Dr will find the problem & you'll have steady hands again soon.

MS
$10
Marissa Soule
6 months ago (Monthly Donation)
Justin O'Reilly
18 months ago

Did the computer sell? If not I'd like to ask about it (how much space, asking price, etc)

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Gregory Monette Jr
21 months ago

If you need help selling your home so you don't have to go into foreclosure, I can help!

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