My daughter has been suffering with a debilitating life long illness that was only correctly diagnosed 5 years ago. She has several endocrine disorders inherited from her father's juvenile diabetes and now suffers from gastroparesis, in which the nerve does not function in her stomach. She couldn't eat more than a tablespoon of food daily and suffers from constant gastric pain, vomiting and other issues that have caused her to drop to 58 pounds. She has not celebrated a birthday, holiday, meal out or any other family or social function all these years due to not being able to eat. We don't realize that the most simplest of social interaction most often takes place amongst food. It is almost impossible to comprehend how someone cannot eat. But it is very true. She has the chance of receiving surgery for an implant that will help the nerve function, cannot receive feeding tube as it will ruin success percentage , but needs various intensive supportive care prior to in order to be well enough, especially for the journey. We needed to travel to San Francisco in order to do so, had a place to stay for months and money for some of the medical expenses. I have sold my home in order to support the costs as well as being transferred to work there. We have just been given the opportunity to have extensive treatment necessary after waiting for quite some time and unfortunately the funds we have available to us at this moment do not allow enough to stay and secure a living arrangement for her special needs and supplies to do what is necessary. She needs to be able to stay through the middle of February, possibly March 2020 and I am trying to work 3 jobs to just have enough for daily needs. I made over $350,000 yearly before having her sick. I loathe having be in this scenario, asking for much needed assistance, and am accustomed to helping others, not asking for help. If I had the ability to fully provide for my daughter's needs, I would. It shames me that I cannot. She had a massive setback 3 weeks ago and is still suffering. It is the worst she has ever been. On top of the stomach issue killing her, she suffers from Addison's and severe Neuropathy. And found out due to severe calcium issues and bone deterioration, has lost most of her teeth and has severe mouth infections and will need dental implants in order to chew again.
She will lose her one last chance to have the life altering surgery she has waited years for. There is much more to this story and I thank you for reading this much so far, but all I want is to be able to put this behind us and have a chance at some peace in life and would be forever and eternally grateful for any support we may be Blessed enough to recieve. She is an only child, it has only been us and we have no other family. I lost my husband and her father to juvenile Diabetes. We have tried to make this happen for so long and would be lost if we miss the chance now. Please consider us in any way you can and I appreciate and thank you in advance. I have received many Blessings in my life and I am aware others suffer much more than this...if I could take this away from my daughter and give it to myself I would, as I cannot watch her suffer any longer. Thank you again for your time and consideration with all my heart and soul.