Funded 09/08/2019
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Elderly Persons
Urgent Health Care

Status:
Awaiting Funding

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Testimonial

This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeI cannot express enough gratitude to the Angels the chose to help me. A huge burden is lifted off me. Asking for help was very hard for me to do. Modest Needs and donors stepped up and helped. For this I am so very grateful. Again , thank you



I'm An Oxygen-Dependent Widow. My Hours at Work Were Cut. Can You Please Help Me Buy More Oxygen?

My Story:

I am an elderly woman who became a widow a few years ago. I'm mostly retired and live on social security. I supplement that my retirement with part-time work I do at Walmart. I used to be a greeter there, but they eliminated that position and transferred me to apparel. For me, it's hard work because standing for a long time gets harder as you get older, but mostly I enjoy it. The real love of my life is my granddaughter. I spend every second I can with her. She is the light of my life.

I have severe sleep apnea. Because of it, when I'm asleep, my oxygen level drops to the point that it's dangerously low. I lived with the sleep apena until two years ago, when the combination of sleep apnea and low oxygen caused me to suffer a stroke. Since then, I've been on oxygen, and I had to buy a C-PAP machine to keep my airway open at night. Paying off my part of the CPAP and paying for the oxygen I need took up a big part of my budget, but I was making do until Walmart eliminated my greeter job & moved me to apparel. When they moved me, they also cut my hours, and since then, paying for these medical expenses has been a real struggle. But now I've suffered another setback. The company where I get my oxygen has changed their billing policy. Now they only bill twice a year, so I have to pay for a full six months of oxygen in advance before they'll deliver anything. I just don't have that kind of money to pay up front, and I only have about six weeks worth of oxygen left to be delivered. After that, if I can' make this payment, I won't get the oxygen that's been keeping me alive, and I'm really afraid because I don't know what I'm going to do.

What I really want to do is buy an oxygen concentrator so that I don't have to worry about something like this ever happening to me again. But right now I'm really scared that I'm going to run out of oxygen, so would you please help me to pay this bill? If I can get the concentrator or find a better company, I'll do my best to get a refund for any delivery time I have left & will be glad to give it back here so it can help someone else. But I don't have any family who can help me, and the other programs I've talked to say they're out of money. Bless you for being there and thinking of me. I know I might not get this help in time but you've given me hope that there are still people out there who care.


As of 2019-09-08, this application has been fully funded!

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