Paid 09/20/2017
Self-Sufficiency Grant

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

I appreciate you taking time to hear my story and reaching out to help me. I know everybody has hard times but you were there for me. I hope one day when I am back on my feet to return to Modest Needs and help others. You have been so kind and generous. Thanks for taking some of the financial burden off of me. May god bless each and everyone of you. You are truly an inspiration. Thanks for being so helpful. You prove there are still good people in this world who are willing to help others. I can't say Thank You enough. Melissa

Struggling With Liver Failure, Need Help With Medical Bills

My Story:

I am 41 years old and have always worked hard since I first got a job as a teenager. I am recently separated from my husband and am going through liver failure due to NASH disease. I am very sick with lots of hospital admissions and medical bills. I was a successful Financial Director for a major company before I became ill. I am struggling to pay medical bills and get medical services. I have had major stomach issues with bleeding and many surgeries. My left kidney is not working well at all. I no longer go to the bathroom by myself. I catheter 5-7 times per day. I can't afford my catheters.

Unfortunately, the medical bills keep coming. It's like I can never catch up. I struggle to decide between paying my rent on time, buying meds, and other bills. When I call for appointments, I get transferred to the billing department and they request money and when I get to the office they want me to pay. Sometimes I can't go because I don't have the money.

Over the years, I donated to American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Food Banks, Homeless Shelters, Lo Tide Run (for cancer charity), Hospice, Hurricane relief, and Love is Bald. I gave money, time, food, and supplies. It was so rewarding to see the people's face when they knew someone cared. I feel there is still good in this world and we help each other when we can. The funding will give me a small chance to breath and rest a little easier. I hope to get the appointments I need and be able to afford my inhalers and meds. I need a follow up visit but can't afford to schedule. Thanks for your consideration.

As of 2017-09-20, 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 2017-11-10, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $973.00 to Novant Health Medical Group on behalf of this deserving individual.