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My husband Rey and I need your help. Financial help. Never did I think we'd be at this stage in our lives and so short on funds, but it happened! We both have severe, chronic health issues that have resulted in our paying $24,000 - $26,000 in the last few years. This was instrumental in wiping out our savings.

This AM, the doctor told me that this rare neurological balance disorder, cerebellar ataxia , is one of the side effects of LUPUS and the 'evil' cousins which came to stay, and the best we could hope for with the medication that Medicare has approved is that it won't get worse as fast. It's a bitter pill to swallow, but swallow it we must. But, we'll have to make home modifications.

After I have surgery next month we will be unable to move until 2020 because we're locked into a lease Rey can pack us, but it costs $ to move. We'll need to hire movers: Rey's no 'spring chicken' anymore. Then, we will need money to purchase or build ramps, grab bars, and other equipment we'll need to make our home handicapped accessible.

Unfortunately, I'll need help at home and that costs. 'Custodial care' for life could wipe us out again. Safety requires that someone help out so we need to tap into local resources. But, last I checked, I was told that my Social Security check was too big. (Have you ever heard of a Social Security check being too big?)

In June 2018, Rey lost his job; so now, he's your UBER guy and the best darn UBER guy I know; but he's the UBER guy without insurance to cover his insulin for diabetes. That is downright dangerous and scares me. I need and want him. It's hard to imagine that we make too much to qualify for pharmaceutical assistance programs, but I guess so! He's losing weight, eating better; but as you know, there is a need for insulin. The stress of NO MONEY is pushing him down and the blood sugars up.. Without insurance, the insulin is $1300 a month, $3600 for 3 months. He'll fight!

My Social Security combined with Rey's UBER earnings isn't enough to pay all the bills so we're constantly scrambling. We never are able to catch our breath, and it wasn't irresponsibility or poor planning; if one can get beat with the short end of the finance stick, we were pummeled! 

This won't get the better of us. Again, we choose to fight.

We tried to go it alone. But we've found out that we can't, anymore. I hate to ask my friends, neighbors, loved ones, strangers, ANYONE for help. But we need it! We need funds now to help pay for some of the things I have written about earlier, items, drugs, and services we can not afford now.. We must persist in the belief that we'll survive this one, too.

Thank you for reading and thank you for any help or feedback you might be able to offer. If you know someone who would like to help, please share this with them too! Thanks and God Bless!
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