Paid 11/03/2011
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Urgent Health Care

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeI was so excited to read my need was funded. I had to read the email over and over again because I could not believe it. I am so thankful and appreciate all the attention and interest in my need. It has been a rather difficult time trying to figure out how I would be able to afford my procedure. At one point, I though my need would not be met and I would have to continue dealing with my health problem. My husband and family were so excited to hear that there are wonderful people in the world that care about others. This help not only meant getting my health back, but prove to me that miracles do happen and with the strength of prayer and good people in the world exist. If my son were a little older, I would have him draw a picture thanking each and everyone and describing what mommy feels right now 'happy.' I wish I could speak to everyone who contributed to thank them and let them know that this procedure will get my health back on track so I can be the best mother and wife for my family. It has been a long journey dealing with this health problem and I never thought Modest Needs would be able to be there to help me. I know in my heart that I will return the favor back to another person in need in the future. Bless your heart to each and everyone who contributed and if I could hug everyone I would.

Please Help Stay-at-Home Mom Get Crucial Medical Care

My Story:

I am the mother to a beautiful 18 month old boy. I lost my job last year while I was on maternity leave. I had been employed, working with parents and helping families in my community, but the grant we worked under ended, and I was given the greatest opportunity to stay at home with my son. It has been both good and bad--good in the fact that I have watched son grown and been the best mother to him, bad in that it has been real hard financially and health wise. About six months after giving birth, I was diagnosed with Hyperthyroid and was really sick for several months. I had no insurance and was unable to receive government benefits due to my income amount and pre-existing health conditions. This year I was able to see a wonderful endocrinologist and gastronologist and slowly started to feel better once again. I recently completed my Masters in Education this year, and hope to return working with families and children here in the community.

I need Modest Needs' help to afford a colonoscopy procedure and and also my gastronologist will require biopsies that will require a fee as well. I am unable to afford this cost and do not have insurance. We only have enough money for our living expenses at this time. This is an unexpected medical need. I need to take care of this, since my health is not well at this time and I need a specialist to examine me. Since I lost my job last year, our income has decreased and only afford to pay rent, food, gas and necessities of our son. We earn just enough to live, but not enough for medical emergencies.

Receiving financial assistance for this medical procedure will make me so happy because it is crucial to my health. It will relieve my family from the stress whether and when will I get medical attention. It will mean everything that there are good people out there and despite how the economy is, there is someone who has a big heart and wants to help a family. This will make a lasting and true difference in our lives because of the closed doors we have had in the past with regards to getting help for this.

As of 2011-11-03, this application has been fully funded!

This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.

Application Status Update: On 2011-11-08, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $600.00 to San Diego Endoscopy Center on behalf of this deserving individual.