Please Respond With Your Opinion

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I have not been active lately because I finally reunited with my family.  I moved back into our home with my husband and kids.  It has not been easy because I have not found a job yet.  Our
mortgage is $7,000 past due and we are applying for all the assistance and programs available, but fear we will not find a way to keep our home.  I am constantly going to job interviews and my husband is constantly going to appointments for his cancer treatment.  It is about 50 miles to the city where all the work is and the cancer center.  Gas is a huge expense when we have no income.  His condition is not improving.  He went to get his chemo treatment last week and was sent to the ER.  They did not see any blockage, but his doctor did say it looks like he has more tumors.  I am trying to get him an appointment with another cancer center that has a team of specialist and surgeons focusing only on colon cancer/metastatic colon cancer to the liver.  We have to drive two hours to that appointment and pay $350 for a surgical evaluation.  They take our insurance, but we have to switch plans.  They don’t take the plan we have as our insurance offers various plans.  I am working on getting that changed, but it takes atleast 60 days from what I have been told.  I don’t feel like they have been giving him the proper treatment at the current cancer institute he is going to. Basically, our family is in need of financial assistance and I would like to try to raise money to help us with our situation.  I just don’t feel comfortable asking people for money.  I know a lot of people with cancer and other diseases do it.  I was thinking about possibly setting up a way to donate or a link to donate on this blog.  I just don’t want to do it if it is going to be viewed as inappropriate.  Can everyone please take the time to respond to this post and tell me your opinion on whether or not I should do this.  I really want to know what my followers think about it because I respect all of those who have followed my blog and took the time to read my posts and pray for my family.  Thank you.  Much love to all.

Laura

 

 

 

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10 comments on “Please Respond With Your Opinion

  1. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers! Cancer is a tough adversary, but the Lord is stronger. We will pray a job opens up for you soon. Any job is better than none.

    • Thank you for your prayers. I am thankful that people such as yourself care enough about others to take the time to pray for them. We really do need prayers. My husband is not doing very good at all and it is hard to see him this way. I also have to sort through my own feelings. I am going to start posting more on my blog again. Hope you will continue to follow me. Thank you for your kindness and prayers.

  2. I agree – do it. In some ways your reluctance is selfish. I know that sounds odd, but when you think about it to deny others the chance to help you, to benefit from giving where they can is holding back a blessing. I understand the hesitation. My wife and I were there when I went through my cancer stuff, but it was amazing to see not just friends but total strangers step up when we needed it. What surprised us most was people thanking us for the chance to help. Many said helping made them feel good and hopeful about their lives, because they wanted to DO something and not being cancer doctors they felt helpless. Having the chance to donate eased their helplessness as well has benefiting us.

    Give people the chance to be special and express the compassion they feel for you in a more tangible way.

  3. I think you should set up a gofundme.com account. A good friend with breast cancer recently did and gained a lot of support. I even set one up to raise money for the homeless and received support. People are willing to help when someone is in need, and your family needs the assistance.

  4. The world of long-term illness and major medical is definitely horrific, and a huge financial drain. We are lucky enough to own our double-wide trailer, but insurance medicare and VA can’t do anymore Physical Therapy, as I am supposed to be able to do it all myself now. And even with all the benefits it does not cover all the costs or the travel/lodging and additional expenses. Knowing where you are at. Always hard to ask help from strangers. Sorry you are in a bind too!

  5. Not inappropriate at all. There have been many fundraisers for my son. We ended up claiming bankruptcy. Not sure if you have done that yet, but it was our last resort and we had to do it. prayers being sent your way xo

  6. Laura I absolutely think you should do it. I don’t “like” the difficulty you’re facing but I clicked “like because you are with your family and I’m SO happy about that.
    I don’t have a lot of money but it would be a privilege to give whatever I can to help you all. Through your blog we’ve come to care for your husband, your children, for you. Cancer can absolutely destroy people financially and I KNOW your readers will want to help.
    Please don’t feel shy about asking. Look into Paypal as they have a fairly simple system.
    We love you and are praying for you.
    Kim

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