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My Wages Will be Garnished If I Can't Pay This Medical Bill. Please Help!

My Story:

I'm a working single woman, and I've fallen on difficult times as the result of a bad situation with a loan. I have two children, a son and a daughter, who are both grown and moved out. My daughter is in the Armed Forces and is deployed, and my son is living on his own in Pittsburgh. I'm exceptionally proud of both of my children.

I've been experiencing a lot of medical problems lately, and I've had to spend a lot of money to have those treated. Living paycheck to paycheck makes that very difficult to do, so I decided to take out a loan to cover the medical bills. Long story short, the lending company didn't make the terms of the loan clear, and they ended up taking out $7,000 from my account. This led to my account being so over drafted that when my next paycheck went into my account, they took that check and closed my account with the bank. I haven't even been able to pay the medical bills that I took the loan out for, and they've already hit collections.

My credit has been destroyed by this situation, and I don't know how I'll ever recover from that, but I'm really worried about my wages being garnished and how that will affect my ability to pay my monthly bills. Without help, I could be facing an eviction down the line, and so I'm humbly asking for assistance with these medical bills. This would be a huge step in the right direction for me, and I know that I have a long road back to get stable again, but your help would be the spark that I need to do that. Thank you all for your generosity and kindness during this difficult time.

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