US$63.00raised of $1,000.00 goal goal
One month's medication!
Wheelchair for mobility issu...
Hello, my name is Jessica, and my partner needs your help!
She *hates* asking for help, but she's desperate and therefore, friends, family, and I are doing it upon her behalf.
Michelle lost her job in 2020. She was forced to leave a 20+ profession she was extremely passionate about, due to Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Fibromyalgia, the symptoms involved, and side effects of medications. She is a single mother raising two young girls ages 6 and 9.
She cannot afford medical plans, or state assistance, and the service is *extremely* bad in South Africa. She’s not covered by any disability fund.
Here’s a brief description of the hardships she faces every day:
Researchers believe that Fibromyalgia involves an interaction between the nervous system, body chemistry, and muscles that results in an intensification of pain signals. My girlfriend is in extreme pain, almost 24/7.
The primary symptoms of Fibromyalgia include:
- Widespread pain.
- Cognitive difficulties. A symptom commonly referred to as "Fiibro fog" impairs the ability to focus, pay attention and concentrate on mental tasks.
Fibromyalgia often co-exists with other conditions, such as:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Migraine and other types of headaches
- Interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome
- Temporomandibular joint disorders
And even more.
The donations made will go to:
WHEELCHAIR - Michelle is having to rely more and more upon a wheelchair, which is falling apart.
MATTRESS - The one she has currently is exacerbating her condition. With a proper mattress, it could relieve some of her pain and insomnia.
MEDICAL BILLS - She hasn’t been able to pay her doctor’s bills for over two years, and therefore is in dept and cannot see any specialist, or private doctor.
MEDICATION - Altogether, the average needed is R4,000 per month
DISABLED LICENSE DISC
ELECTRICITY, INTERNET, RATES AND TAXES ETC
PART TIME CARER
AND OTHER DAY TO DAY EXPENSES
These donations would allow Michelle to restart her life, she would gain quality of life, and receive the proper treatment needed.
With the extra help, Michelle will have a better hope of a future, and the best future for her children.
ANY amount would be greatly appreciated as she has no reliable income.
The donations will go towards the items mentioned above.
1. Lung Function Test!
Michelle requires Lung Function tests, due to the impact of her chronic illnesses on her lungs. This will cover the first diagnostic test.
2. One month's medication!
$100 covers one month's medication for her Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis. This means, 30 days of proper medication to treat and possibly relieve some of her symptoms (especially the constant pain)
3. Wheelchair for mobility issu...
Michelle will be able to get a wheelchair, which she needs to rely on, now that her condition, which includes joint, muscular pain and nerve pain, is worsening.
- Jessica Etkind
Thank you all so much for your much needed and appreciated donations!Update posted by Jessica Etkind at 05:15 pm
We've made it to our first big milestone! Michelle's first Lung Function Test! We are continuing to be amazed by your kindness! Thank you!
$10 away from Michelle's much needed Lung Function test!!Update posted by Jessica Etkind at 08:58 am
Thank you SO much to the Anon donors, and Rolandie Senekal. You are making a huge difference!
We got our first donation!!!Update posted by Jessica Etkind at 08:33 am
Thank you SO much to the Anon who donated. You can't imagine what this means to us! We're on our way!
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