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Help the Thompsons

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My name is Steven Thompson aka Booksteve, and I live in Northern Kentucky with my wife Rene and son David. I'm a writer with a  dozen blogs who has been bylined on more than 28 books and articles in recent years and appeared on television documentaries.  Rene is a genealogist who works as a disabilities advocate and David is a college student, studying to be a teacher. We have two cats--Callie and Hobie--and one dog, Pepper, all rescues. 

We’ve shared a lot of GoFundMe campaigns in the past few years and even created a few for friends in dire circumstances. Guess it’s our turn now.
 
 We aren’t living beyond our means. We haven’t gone to movies, restaurants, concerts, conventions, or any other events in years. Rene’s smart phone is provided by her job. Neither David nor I have one. Until recently, we’ve gotten along just fine with Rene’s work, David’s tutoring money, and my part time bookstore job and income from writing, proofreading, and transcription.
 
But then the bookstore job went away and I had to give up the low-paying transcription work due to health and technical issues. My other freelance income slowed to a crawl. Right now, I have half a dozen projects but they’ve either already been paid or will be paid down the line on publication. Still, I should be working on them but I spend much of my days looking for jobs. I’ve applied for several recently that I’ve been extremely qualified for but I keep getting passed over.
 
So this December finds us a month behind in the mortgage, utility bills, car payment, and more, and borrowed ahead to stay as caught up as we are.
 
And now David, whose college education has been thankfully handled entirely by scholarships, needs application fees for Grad School and we simply don’t have the money.
 
On top of that, January has a number of one-off payments such as car taxes and driver’s licenses and now, after a trip to the ER today, medical bills.   
 
So we swallow our pride and ask if anyone in a position to do so might please help us catch up on our bills as the new year begins and help sponsor David as he continues along his journey to becoming the teacher he’s always wanted to be.  

I'm still looking for regular work and I'm still looking for paid writing, etc. gigs, but a little boost to help ease the anxiety right now would be truly appreciated. 


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We made it! Thanks so much to all who contributed! It's a band aid for now but hopefully it'll be enough until we can get things back under control again. I'm going to leave the campaign up for now as a couple of people have told me they wanted to contribute but haven't had the chance, yet. Any extra would certainly help.

Also, my recent health developments un the risk of digging us right back in.

So far, we are caught up on what we borrowed ahead, caught up on several bills that had been running behind, are no longer at risk of losing utilities, got a long postponed oil change, and David has been able to officially start applying to grad schools! All thanks to this campaign!

Thank you all again!
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Once again I was glitched out of my own campaign but the fine folks at GFM's Help Desk got it sorted out, hopefully for good this time. I wanted to thank everyone SO much for contributing. The timing couldn't have been better because the new year has hit me hard with health issues just as I'm about to turn 60. This week's doctor visit showed diabetes and blood pressure out of control and tooth issues were apparently aggravated by the facial swelling that sent me briefly to the ER last weekend. That's causing sleep issues. I'm now on 6 prescription meds and 3 otc meds in an effort to get it all under control. Could still use some help to keep from falling right back in a hole. Please share. Thanks again!
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I was glitched out of my own campaign for 24 hours and unable to thank anyone but thanks to the GoFundMe help desk, that's finally straightened out! We greatly appreciate everyone's donations!! Please share.
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