This fundraiser is to help cover the cost of custom shoes, braces, and other (as yet undetermined) items to help me to walk without so much pain.
I'm Heather, and I need help to buy corrective shoes. One of my legs is shorter than the other by 2 1/4 inches. I did have corrective shoes, but I don't anymore. I need to replace my lost shoes, but it's been so long since I've wore them. I will need to gradually increase the thickness of the sole of one shoe in order to determine the best corrective difference and to minimize pain. I will need a knee pad or brace as wearing corrective shoes makes my knees swell and bruise. I may need special insoles. I may need a new cane. Any money donated will be used to correct this limb length difference and lessen the pain I am in.
No, I am not seeking $5,000 shoes. I can get a decent pair and have them built up for anywhere from $200-300. The biggest cost will be sending them back several times to build up 1/4 inch at a time. Plus insoles and braces and whatever else, it kind of adds up.
I lost my son last year and I'm trying to stop being depressed. It's hard to not be depressed though when I'm stuck on the couch because it hurts to walk. I am trying to save money myself to pay for this, but TBH if I happen to actually save anything, it has to go right back out for my over-due bills.
I know that a lot of people don't have extra money, I'm not asking those people to donate, I'm asking for someone with a little extra to consider helping me out. It really isn't all that much money in order to change a person's life. Any amount will help.