Medical Care, bills & ADA housing

$8,189 of $10k goal

Raised by 194 people in 4 months
Mari Kurisato  DENVER, CO
Hi, my name is Mari, You may know me as that yelling voice from Twitter. Now that President Chrump is set to destroy the United States and the planet as we know it, I've given up all hope of trying to get physically healthier on Medicare and SSDI alone.  ( Things that he's sworn he will destroy. Along with my basic human rights as an LGBTQIA mom married to a woman. )

I have spinal stenosis, which is basically the spinal column bones and muscle tissue starting to pinch or cut off the spinal cord, which is the body's main way of keeping you upright and everything. I also have Cerebral Palsy, and a year + long cellulitis infection, and likely undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. Plus I have dyscalculia, and other mental learning disabilities as well.
 
Losing the Obamacare Addordable Care Act, Social Security  Disability Insurance, and Medicare/Medicaid means that all of my health care costs will have to be crowdfunded There is no charity or state indigent program that I qualify for.

So I am begging you, Literally begging you to help pay for my medical costs as well as  housing. This includes medication, doctor and hospital visits, orthodics, dental expenses, physical therapy sessions, and surgery and related costs, plus 1 year of rent.  The end goal amount is $250,000 but I'm doing it in stages. 

Obviously I am grateful to anyone who can donate, especially now that I have a really good chance of dying and people seem to not want me to die. 

Thank you so much.
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Update 9
Posted by Mari Kurisato
2 months ago
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Went to the Doctors today. Testing me for heart problems. Apparently I have super high blood pressure?

"Mari, why does the goal amount keep going?"

Good question! Thing is, these are covering medical costs from everything like dental care, to spinal prostheses, I don't have an exact table of costs, And unfortunately, medical care doesn't seem to be a solve one thing and all things are done problem. So the original gofundme amount, which was more medically accurate, is staggeringly higher than these mileposts, ($250,000 if the costs of all my surgeries treatments, follow ups, associated hospital bills, and assisted nursing care + rent are accurate. YIKES. )

but most importantly, you have been a rockstar and i thank you and i love your face right off
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Update 8
Posted by Mari Kurisato
2 months ago
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I was scheduled for emergency surgery today, but the dental Drs at the hospital decided it wasnt an emergency and rescheduled me for this friday. I still have no idea what the costs will be, or even if I qualify for their sliding scale fee help. So I'm still asking for donations, and if you have donated please know that i love your face! ( and the rest of you)
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Update 7
Posted by Mari Kurisato
2 months ago
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I'm going in for emergency dental surgery tomorrow. As you might know, dental insurance isn't actually insurance. I am going to the lowest fee clinic I miiight qualify for, but even though I can't pay for it without your donations, if I leave it any longer it will become life threatening.

Thanks everyone, and I appreciate your help and sharing. too.
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Update 6
Posted by Mari Kurisato
3 months ago
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Okay! I’m trying not to swamp everyone with constant updates, but here’s a teeny one! Stage one funding has raised $3270 for medical expenses, ADA housing rent and bills. WOW! Gang, I’m crying here. Two months ago I was freaking out about needing to pay for emergency surgeries, and now I’m getting donation notifications daily! You’re so awesome!

I’ve bought a back brace to help me stay upright when walking, I’ve got a new proper sized cane, and I’ve ordered a back massager heatpad thing which hopefully will cut down on pain days. I’ve also paid down $2768 of the $5000 direct medical debt owed for my jaw surgery +follow-ups, and also used some for rent.

So that’s the update! Thank you so much for donating, sharing, and offering good thoughts and prayers! You’re amazing, and I’m so grateful! Thank you!

Next steps if I hit the 5k goal will be stage 2 funding for possible leg/back surgery, and or dental visits.

I have no idea why I threw this hospital scene from an anime in?
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$8,189 of $10k goal

Raised by 194 people in 4 months
Created November 9, 2016
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18 hours ago
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3 days ago
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6 days ago

Sorry I don't have more, but you're one of my favorite twitter people, so yeah?

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