Paid 10/11/2023
Unsupported Single Parent
Urgent Health Care
Medical Emergency

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeI want to tell you all how grateful I am that you looked at my request and saw it in your heart to help me get this assistance I requested. It is hard to ask for help, and without your I would be in such a difficult place right now. I am 101 days today since my illness almost took my life. The loved ones in my life have seen a miraculous recovery. As of four days ago I have been able to return to work so that I am able to care for myself and my family. Thank you so much and I plan to become supporter in the modest needs foundation myself. From the bottom of my heart I thank you.

I Survived 2 Heart Attacks & a Medically Induced Coma, but I'll Be Homeless After I Get Discharged!

My Story:

I am a 43-year-old, single mother of 3 kids. The kids are out of the house, so I live in a small and comfortable apartment. I am an AODA counselor and a Mobile Crisis worker specializing in suicidal ideation. I chose this career for the opportunity to help others find their way out of addiction and other life crippling situations.

I am a Type 1 diabetic, and I was relatively active. Due to genetics and my diabetes, I tend to get UTI's and kidney infections. At the beginning of July, I went to the ER with severe abdominal pain. I was admitted and started on medication, but the following morning, I had a heart attack and was sedated, as there were many other issues because of the heart attack. I was septic, and I had to stay completely sedated for 2 weeks. After the first heart attack, the hospital was going to airlift me to another hospital better equipped to deal with my issue. Just before I was to be transported, I suffered another heart attack. I was airlifted, survived, and made a partial recovery. After all of this, I have permanent damage to my heart and kidneys. My recovery is marked in months, not weeks. Resuming a normal life will be difficult, but I'm fighting.

I am seeking assistance with my rent, as I was in the hospital, not working, for a month. I still cannot work until the middle of next month. Without paying my rent, I will face eviction. I am petrified of becoming homeless, as it will completely change my personal, professional, and financial life. This is a spiral that is hard, if not impossible, to pull out of without assistance.

With this one-time kindness, I will not have to fear ending up homeless when I leave the hospital. I will not lose my job, and I will not have to try to seek another place to live. I will be able to resume work mid-Sept, so I will have money coming back in. This would provide me with a very much needed safety net.

As of 2023-10-11, 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 2023-10-19, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $1,750.00 to David & Patricia Gutknect, Landlord on behalf of this deserving individual.