Music for Health Insurance coverage

$2,549 of $2,040 goal

Raised by 94 people in 24 months
This is going to be long story but stick with me :) Sometimes people need a little helping hand.. not a hand out. so if you are reading this then you probably personally know me or know who I am and are curious as to why in the hell would I set up a GO FUND ME . Well It's like this.. (in a nutshell). Yesterday - an hour or so after i woke up, i began to feel swoozy and light-headed so I'm thinking that my blood sugar was low, I head to the grocery store to get some sweets to raise my blood sugar ( a candy bar and mints) and I did.. so I am sitting in my car with half eaten candy bar and I see a fire/rescue truck parked a few cars over and decide I would ask him if he would check me out.. and he gladly did.. He said my blood sugar was ok but my heart rate was really fast like 155 bpm so in my mind I know exactly what is going on.. I'm in the middle of a panic attack.. cut to:  I follow him down the road to Pender EMS and they hook me up to a machine and put electro-patches across my chest and on my legs..Ice pack on my neck and my heart rate still doesn't go down.. I stay there with them for about 30 minutes.. then on their recommedation I allow them to transport me in ambulance to Pender County Emerency room.. where they do further tests, blood work and urine sample.. (everything comes back ok except for the part where I am severely dehydrated, have Sinus Tachycardia, Anxiety and Near Syncope) I tell them my back story leading up to Panic attack.. and inform them of the panic attack I had back in 2010.. blah blah blah .. they give me some Atavin and then later some more atavin when the first batch wore off and my heart rate finally came down to 108 bpm (which is still high) and they let me go home.
So some friends take me home and i'm feeling the effects of the atavin like i'm in a permanant drowsy mellow state .. I go to sleep and sleep off and on from 5:30pm until my alarm goes off at 6:30am .. which means today and its time to go to work.. (which i do)
So currently I don't have any Health Insurance and this whole Emergency Room experience is going to cost a pretty penny and while I loathe seeing Doctors, the reality is that there will always be emerency where seeing doctor is a necessity.
so hence this GO FUND ME - I currently live on a month to month budget with a little bit left over for the ocassional night out on the town or a guitar/music toy..
and because I moved recently I can still sign up for ObamaCare and the best plan for my needs is the SILVER package and with my tax credit it comes to $157.62 a month which would come to $1891.44  a year which is what I am hoping to raise.. The  higher asking amount covers the estimated difference of $150 which would be fees taken out by GO FUND ME and WEPAY credit card processing. 
i am hoping to get about 136 people i know to donate $15 each and if it is successful i will personally make and mail each of you a mix cd geared specificily for you if I know you.. (not one mix CD that I make for everyone.. that would be too easy and lame) 
so here's the Basics:
i want this money to pay for health insurance (the Silver medium package) for myself
and for the minimum donation of $15 i will make you a personalized mix cd for your listening pleasure.
it is a WIN-WIN situation for all.
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I love you all for reals.. and I think I'm gonna be ok.. Give something if you can and don't feel bad if you don't.. I totally understand. :)
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Mailed out the first wave of mix cds to you guys today. Every mix is definitely different, but I did cheat a little and put some of my favorite sound bytes and songs on all of them. I have about 20 more cds left to do and hopefully will finish the project this weekend.
I am also happy to report my health is back on track and after 2 months of eating healthy and daily meditation, my anxiety moments are few and far between.. and no medication & no panic attacks :)
again thank you so much for your support.
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Hello,
First and foremost : Thank you! thank you for being an a kind and caring human being and I am so grateful to have friends like you in my life.. and not just in regards to the donations but the overwhelming emotional support I have received as well.
It has been a little over two weeks since my Emergency room visit and today I feel that I'm 99% back to my normal healthy self.
In a nut shell- I was dehydrated and feeling very faint from not eating.. and when you're dehydrated your heart rate automatically goes up and when my heart started racing, It basically jump-started me into having a panic attack.
It scared me.. so much that I stayed with a family friend for the next few nights afterwards until I could visit a doctor.
My Doctor visit was a mixed bag.. but it definitely gave me some peace of mind. I am not diabetic and my thyroid is normal. I was given a prescription for Paxil and Xanax . I made decision not to take Paxil at all and the Xanax is a nice safety net to have for any panic attacks that may creep my way in the future.
I have been eating healthy and on a regular schedule. I have also started to meditate and being more mindful (thanks Tiff)
anyway..
I have a bunch of mix cds to make for you guys :) and have given myself a deadline of April 30th for getting them mailed out.

thank you all again,
Fred

p.s. If you have not given me your mailing address yet .. please send me a message on facebook or you can email it to:
fredleechampion@gmail.com




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Thank you so much to everyone..
I have signed up for Insurance and made my first premium payment unfortunately coverage will not begin until 04/01 . I've had a rough past few days just worrying about what the heck is going on with my body and even had a few mini-panic attacks so just for peace of mind .. I was able to see a doctor yesterday and self-pay, which went 90% really good. I was checked out again and given a prescription to calm me when anxiety or a panic attack creeps up on me again and we discussed that it is highly unlikely that I have type 2 diabetes.. I also had some lab work done and currently waiting on the results of my thyroid and AC1 (a blood sugar test ).
The part that didn't go quite so well is that he also wanted me to start taking Paxil and I did get the prescription filled but when I got home and read about the drug online and talked to a friend.. I don't think i am going to take it.. so I plan to seek a second opinion on that matter.
Today I'm feeling pretty good and I'm still waiting to receive the bill for my ambulance ride and Emergency room visit from Sunday.. so every little bit of dough over my goal is going to help for sure.
if you have not yet.. please email me your snail mail address so I can mail your special mix to you.

p.s. I am looking forward to making all of these mix cds.. it is actually good therapy for me.

fredleechampion@gmail.com

all of the kind words and support have helped me so much.. keep being the awesome friends that you are and don't let the stupid bastards in this world get you down!
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fred champion
9 months ago

Hello Sherry Ketterling.. Thank you for your question. This GO FUND ME campaign is from last year and the money was used to pay my Health insurance premiums for one full year.

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Sherry Ketterling
9 months ago

Can I ask a question? I'm not sure if I'm understanding your request properly. Are you basically asking for donations to pay for your medical insurance for next year?

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Raised by 94 people in 24 months
Created February 29, 2016
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we love you so much Fred!!!!!!! Glad you're recovering well!

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fred champion
9 months ago

Hello Sherry Ketterling.. Thank you for your question. This GO FUND ME campaign is from last year and the money was used to pay my Health insurance premiums for one full year.

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Sherry Ketterling
9 months ago

Can I ask a question? I'm not sure if I'm understanding your request properly. Are you basically asking for donations to pay for your medical insurance for next year?

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