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A Car Repair & Medical Bills are Getting In the Way of My Battle with Cancer! Please Help.

My Story:

I'm a single mother of one 18-year-old son. I would characterize us as being a happy, typical family who look out for each other and live within our means. We're very hardworking, and from the age of 19 years old, I've held two jobs. I've always worked full-time in manufacturing and part-time as a care worker for elderly patients. However, I've had to stop working lately due to a cancer diagnosis.

In July of this year, I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. This has placed a huge burden on us, and between all of the medical expenses, our monthly expenses, and some other unexpected expenses, we're drowning. Right now, I'm on FMLA from work, but my pay has been cut almost in half. I'm facing a long road to recovery from this cancer, but I'm worried about all of the hardship that we're going to face in the near future. For me, the two biggest concerns are with my medical bills and a car repair that we need but can't afford. I'm humbly asking for help with both of those expenses.

Both of these expenses are incredibly vital to my recovery. Not being able to afford my medical bills could lead to me being denied access to my doctors for treatment or follow-up screenings down the line, thereby seriously endangering my health. We also live in a rural area, and my treatments are about 100 miles away from where we live. So without a car, it's virtually impossible for me to get to and from my treatments regularly and on time. Getting this help would allow me to continue to recover from cancer, and it would be a huge relief for my son and I. We would be beyond grateful for this assistance, and I promise to pay it forward when I make a full recovery. We'll never forget the kind and generous people who come to our aid.

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