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I Hit My Head After Slipping on Ice, & I Need Help Covering My Healthcare so I Can Fully Recover!

My Story:

I'm a single woman, and I currently live with my mother who is semi-retired and works as a church secretary. We both have tabby cats who are like our children, and their names are Colby and Simba. We love to spend time with them together when we can, and my mom is usually home with them during the day. I work full-time at a recycling center for medical waste, but I've been on a medical leave of absence after an accident.

I was unloading my recycling in late February when I slipped on some clear ice in front of the bin and hit my head so hard on the cement that it gave me a concussion, whiplash, and vertigo, all of which I've been struggling with for months. I haven't been able to work since early March, and I can't return to work until June at the earliest. I'm still in treatment for my injuries and don't have any income right now, so I'm having a hard time paying my insurance premiums. I'm three months past due and will be four months past due in a few weeks, and I'm really worried that if I can't pay my premiums, I'll lose my insurance coverage and won't be able to get treatment for my head injury anymore.

Losing my insurance would be extremely costly to me and my mother, and also it could be potentially dangerous for me if I lose access to my healthcare provider. I could easily suffer from the effects of my injuries for my entire life if they're left untreated, so getting this help is vital to my health and general well-being. To be honest, I'm really worried about my health, but I know that with this help, I'll be able to make a full recovery again. I want to end this by thanking everyone who helps me keep my healthcare and who helps me heal from my injuries; truly, I don't know how I could ever repay this compassionate and kind act.

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