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My Daughter's Campaign to Save My Life.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

My youngest daughter is a Political Science/Public Administration double major. She announced to me a few days ago that I am her project for her Fundraising for Nonprofits class this semester. She has named it the Save the She Beast Project. I've never asked anyone for money for myself before, but she insists this is what she is doing. I'm overwhelmed, a bit uncomfortable, a little embarrassed even, but also very grateful. I'm so touched by the depths of my daughter's love for me.

You see, I've been turned down by my insurance over and over again for bariatric surgery. They don't approve ANYONE it seems, even with letters of medical necessity from doctors. My husband and I were going to try to get a loan for the very expensive surgery, but then the roof caved in...almost literally. Part of our roof is collapsing and another part is leaking. Our homeowners insurance says it is regular wear and tear...yay...so they won't pay. We also have a leaking pipe so there is one bathroom we cannot use. We need electrical work on the house as well. So, any loans we get have to go for work on the house; it seems obvious that a roof over our heads is paramount, right?

I do need this surgery, I do want this surgery, and I do want a long, happy life. My daughter has created a fundraising site for my surgery, as well as a facebook page. I'm putting out the links here and want you to know I ask NOTHING of you but your good thoughts, love, and prayers. If you wish to give, thank you. If you wish to share the links on facebook, I would be grateful. If not, I'm still grateful for you in my life and it changes nothing in our relationship.

*****EDITED HERE**** I did have links to the fundraiser, as well as a link to the facebook page. I did not realize this was against sparkpeople policy. Rather than report me and have me put on "notice" by sparkpeople, I do wish the person offended would have come to me in a spark mail or other private means and pointed out that I was violating a rule. It was embarrassing for me to be called to task by the authorities. I do apologize for anyone offended. Thank you. ****


Never give up, never give in. As always, I love you all.


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  • CAROLIAN
    Praying for you all emoticon
    1743 days ago
  • DEB62BIE62
    So sorry that you can't get the surgery from a loan, but that may be a blessing in disguise. It's better not to be "beholden" to a bank or whatever. I think that your daughter is a blessing, and I hope that the money comes in for your surgery.
    1750 days ago
  • POOKASLUAGH
    I hadn't heard about your house issues - that sucks! Last I heard there was still some chance for the loan. Bummer. I'm glad your daughter is doing this, though! And I think you're being a really good sport about it. ;P
    1752 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    Prayers and good wishes! I am not heavy enough for the surgery or I'd look into it. I wish you the best and I am inspired by your awesome daughter!
    1752 days ago
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