Hello, my name is Tanya. I have been living with lupus for 18 years. I also suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and a dilated aortic root. I recently had surgery for my cancer. I'm not sure if it has spread or not yet. I should find out soon. I have been separated from my children's father for 3 years. However, he is incarcerated at the moment. So I don't have his help any more. I was in an accident and my car was totaled in October, just 2 weeks before I was diagnosed with cancer. I have just been dealing with alot of stuff back to back lately. I will eventually have to have heart surgery. And I have four children. I am also expecting my first grandbaby in February. I hate to ask for anything. I am usually the one giving. But at this point I'm desparate. And anything would help and be greatly appreciated. I have tried to get help from outside organizations but I don't qualify for any extra help because they say I exceed the income limits. However, I only receive disability. I don't recieve foodstamps or any other form of assistance. I only have medicare so I have to pay my copays, my medications and my out of pocket medical expenses. I'm truly overwhelmed and I am doing my absolute best as a mother to hold it all together. Thank you in advance for your help. Even if you can only send prayers and positive thoughts my way. Thank you for taking the time to read my story. God bless you all.