Join Kerry in the fight Scleroderma vs Game Design

  • US$3,360.00
    raised of $10,000.00 goal
33% Funded
64 Donors
Raised offline: $1,281.00
Total: $4,641.00

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Hello!

I am Kerry-Ann McLeod and I am coming to you from Jamaica with a request to help me with a deep need that I am unable to remedy by myself.

I am a wife and a mother who loves to write Christian articles/meditations and desires to pursue Christian game development. I have a passion for leading worship and I am the youth ministry coordinator at my church. Ever since my retirement, I offer free Math classes to the youth in the immediate community.

For ten years, I have served as a High School Math teacher but, starting back in February 2019, my health began to take a drastic decline. After a series of hospitalizations, and subsequently the inability to effectively execute my responsibilities as a teacher, I was recommended for early retirement by the Ministry of Health. This change will significantly increase my insurance premium as it was heavily subsidized through my employer.

I was diagnosed with what is known as SCLERODERMA in 2016 during my visit to Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn New York after years of being treated for Lupus. (specific info can be found here: https://www.scleroderma.org/site/SPageNavigator/pa...), My condition is systemic which includes:

- Lung emphysema

- Malabsorption resulting in rapid weight loss, dizziness, fatigue, & chronic diarrhea

- Claw hand deformity and limited joint movement

- Raynaud's disorder with ulcers

- Restrictions in esophagus

In view of the fact that this illness has made me unable to work, I will no longer have the benefit of health insurance which was granted via my employer. Medications include a monthly supply of:

- Digestive enzymes

- Anti-inflammatory

- Pain relief

- Supplements

Although free basic health care is available in Jamaica, it is not beneficial to me as my diagnosis requires regular visits to several specialists such as:

Rheumatologist

Gastrointestinal Specialist

Pulmonary Specialist

General family Doctor.

It is my vision to contribute to industry standard Christian entertainment such as game development and short Christian animations. However, Since the dramatic decline in health I have not been able to efficiently pursue this dream because of the associated expenses and the challenges experienced with malabsorption and claw hand deformity..

This campaign is in an effort to raise US $10 000 which will provide the necessary funds to assist in the monthly expenses incurred from coping with the chronic illness of Scleroderma. In addition to medications, doctor visits and traveling expenses, the proceeds from this funding will assist in sustaining a sensitive digestive system as such a diet can be costly.

Thank you for your time and support in this venture. I am truly grateful for your love as you give to this cause and encourage others to do the same.

Here is a clip of an early prototype for the video game project I am working on!

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 06, 2020
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64 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 06, 2020
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 27, 2020
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 12, 2020
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  • Donated on Jul 10, 2020
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  • Donated on Jul 06, 2020
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  • Donated on Jul 01, 2020
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  • Michelle Rose-Bonner
  • Donated on May 25, 2020
  • God bless you. You're my daughter's past Math teacher at Hampton School and I make this donation on her behalf. Her name is Deandra Goss.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 20, 2020
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 04, 2020
  • I pray God will cause your oil to run over!

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US$3,360.00
raised of $10,000.00 goal
33% Funded
64 Donors
Raised offline: $1,281.00
Total: $4,641.00

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities