Hello , My name is Kelly and I am starting this fund raiser to help over come the debt I have built do to my ongoing health issues .
I am a single woman age 45 . I have spent the past 25 yrs. Struggling through a mysterious and non explainable health issues . I have been on my own since I was 15 and a mother since 15 also . I have always worked hard and still do everyday .
I have raised 3 beautiful and hard working loving children . They have been my strength through every day of pain and fear I have lived . My children are all in there 20's now , married and have blessed me with 6 grandchildren I never thought I would be alive to enjoy .
I have spent the past 25 yrs struggling through a multitude of health issues that even the Drs have no clear explanation of . I have undergone surgeries at a rate of 2 every 9 months to a yr for the past 10 yrs(52 total in my life ) . By Gods Grace I have managed to keep my head above water and was able to keep a roof over my children's head and food on the table . I have always worked and even when the Drs wanted me to go on disability 7 yrs ago , I refused to give up and continued to provide for my last child at home . What choice did I have as a single mom I could not go without an income indefinitely .
From 2011 until 2013 I could only receive medical treatment through Emergency Rooms as I no longer had a minor child at home . I have had to be self employed for the past 9 yrs , due to the pain and chronic vomiting my illness left me with . There were days just getting out of bed could take 30 minutes.
In July of 2013 I temporarily moved in with my middle child in Mn and I was able to receive some Desperately needed Organized medical care . From Aug of 2013 to Nov 26th of 2013 I under went 3 back to back surgeries . 2 of the surgeries were my routine surgeries of scraping my intestines and repairing my bile duct . The last was planned on being a routine surgery of removing reoccurring scar tissue that bound my organs together . By the Grace of God the New Surgeon took a chance and removed my intestines and reweaved them back inside me . That one chance of Hope has allowed me to be 85% Free of pain for the past 14 months . Unfortunately I still suffer from limitations and need to be self employed to continue to cater to my medical interruptions . But I am Blessed with every day I can walk and work . I am no quitter and will never quit pushing to move forward .
What I haven't mentioned is the Blessing of my 3 children financially helping me get through those surgeries and recouperation . With families of there own , they cannot help me anymore . Now I am able to make money refurbishing furniture and reselling it ( the down side is I do. It have a vehicle that allows me to take in larger items or that is reliable any longer .) .
The multitude of debt I have endured over the yrs of fighting an illness no Dr has yet been able to understand and providing for 3 children as a single mother for 20 plus yrs has now left me in over my head . So after many prayers and sleepless nights , I was councilled that I should reach out for support . My car is 15 yrs old and falling apart , My credit a wreck and I can not even afford a pair of shoes that don't leave my feet feeling like I have daggers going through them ( neuropathy symptoms are part of my illness ) . I need glasses , my eyes are failing fast .
I am a smart , educated and self motivated person . But I am in Desperate need of a New Beginning . I am Desperate to clear my debt ( medical bills - student loans - utility bills and A Reliable Car to go to trade shows and flea markets to sell my items ) .
With your contribution I will get a Solid , Reliable Car , pay for a yrs medical insurance ( very costly with my mediical history ) and pay off all those little debts that keep me from even being able to purchase a bed . Yes I sleep on an air mattress as I had to give up all my belongings when I went to have my surgeries and stay with my daughter .
My story is long and complicated . So the pastor who advised me to start this donation page , also suggested that each day I write a part of my life journey from the beginning to the point that led me here along with updates of how I have began rebuilding my life .I will be starting a Facebook page for all Donors to visit called Kelly's Life Interupted explaining my full life Journey .
I Also Promise in The Lords Name to Pay It Forward .For every $1 donated , once I am able to build my self up I will donate weekly to any cause my Donor ask me to pay it forward to . Example : Once I can get my car and work daily again , I will go down the list of Donors and there requested pay it forward donations destination and donate to one donors choice each week , more when I can . I will continue to pay it forward until all Donations I receive have been paid forward to another in full . Then Once I have fully paid all funds forward , I will go through the list of donations again and continue to pay it forward until I have matched those funds . I will fulfill this pay it forward promise if it takes my life time.
Thankyou in advance and Please don't forget to specify how you would like me to pay it forward with your donation And visit my Facebook page to hear my life's journey ( I hope in small way my story will inspire others ) and to follow my progress .