Starving Writer Fund Drive
Created a separate fund drive for just myself, to cover some of my business expenses while working on that Joint Venture Fund Drive that I just terminated early because it was mostly self-funded and only brought in 20 Euros. The goal for that was really almost 2 million, but I was asking for much less than that and still got only 20 Euros, actually probably less than that because of commissions that GoFundMe and STRIPE get, but still almost 20 Euros.
This one is for 2000 Euros because it is for my business expenses as a starving writer. One of those business expenses is healthcare coverage and expenses. Seeing as Medicare does not cover me in Europe, I will have to pay out-of-pocket for surgical repair of a hernia, either inguinal type or Spigelian type here in Europe. My siblings and the US Federal Government's Social Security Administration apparently are not interested in pre-authorizing my surgery or even interested in making my SSA Disability payments on time anymore. Even just a surgery clinic appointment at AKH in Vienna, Austria is 150 Euros, although there is a private hospital near NestroyPlatz that will do an initial evaluation for free, and they have that package deal for 2 days in the hospital plus surgery for 1600 Euros or so. I actually would prefer going to AKH because they could probably use some experience with more routine simple operations.
I was told that the cost to me in Europe might be around 1600 Euros. Here are some weblinks about hernia repair costs in the USA:
health dot costhelper dot com slash hernia dash repair dot html
Still not sure if mine is Spigelian, but it might be. See:
www dot ncbi dot nlm dot nih dot gov slash pmc slash
articles slash PMC2699222