Paid 02/13/2018
Self-Sufficiency Grant

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeI feel like a tremendous weight has been lifted off my shoulders tonight. I had no idea how I would be able to cover my outstanding medical bills and every day that passed felt more and more hopeless. I cannot begin to express my sincerest gratitude and appreciation for the gift you have given me. To me and my family, it's more than just the payment of a large bill. It is the security that I can see a doctor if I have an emergency and will not be turned away for nonpayment of a previous bill. It is the relief of knowing that I am no longer behind on what I owe and will not be sent to collections. And it is the profound appreciation and reminder that there are people like you in the world who genuinely look out for those who need help. It inspires me to pay it forward however I can. Thank you for taking time out of your day to read my story. Thank you for donating the time it takes to make your hard-earned money which you so graciously shared with me and my family. And thank you for helping in whatever way you were able. It means so much to me! Much love and best wishes!

Teacher Seeks Help to Cover Medical Costs

My Story:

I live with my partner of several years, and our two dogs. We both work in the public school system. He is a paraprofessional and I am a teacher. Because we both work with at-risk kids, our jobs can be stressful and challenging, but always rewarding. To de-stress, we like to take the dogs to the park, or take a day trip to the city.

We earn a decent amount of money, but recently we've decided to stretch our money a little further so that my partner could go back to school and earn a degree. It's been great, but when I got the bill for my migraine treatments, my heart dropped. My insurance covers some of it, but not all of it. I have had migraines for years and have tried everything. This treatment has been the only treatment that's worked for me.

I have a payment arrangement with the clinic, but if I do not get the assistance, I am worried that I will never pay off the bill. If I don't pay the bill, then I can no longer get the treatments, and I am worried that my migraines will spin out of control. When that happens, I can't work.

This funding will bring the medical bill current and will prevent any collections calls. It will allow me to seek my next treatment, and it will give me some time to explore other sources of income to make these payments on my own. It would also reduce my level of stress, which is always great in reducing my number of migraines.

As of 2018-02-13, 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 2018-02-16, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $1,560.69 to Mankato Clinic LTD on behalf of this deserving individual.