Hope For The Holidays 12.05.19 LISTEN HERE!

December 5, 2019
Hope For The Holidays

KQRC

12/05/2019
Dear Johnny,
In February of 2018 my husband was diagnosed with
Spinocerabellar Ataxia, a degenerative brain condition. As of
now it is incurable except for treatments with some physical
therapy. His health has declined rapidly and as of June he is
unable to continue working. After 6 months he has been
approved for disability, but it’s only half of what he was
making. I have a good, stable job, and am working 50 hours
+ per week to make things work. Because of his condition,
we had to move to a first floor apartment for easier access. I
had to take out a $2000 loan for the costs of moving,
deposit, and first and last months rent. He’s using a rolling
walker right now, but it’s too small for him and has the
possibility of tipping over and he has risks of falling. For
better mobility, he needs a walker designed for Ataxia, but
those run $600 which we definitely can’t afford and it’s not
covered by Medicaid. Having him more able to get around
would be a huge weight off of his mind and mine as well.
Thank you so much for reading and I hope you have a happy
holiday season.
--Melody


How We Helped: Paid Electric Bill, Paid Remainder Of Loan
Taken Out To Move, Got An Ataxia Walker To Help
Husbands Mobility, & Gift Cards For Christmas & Groceries

Who Helped: Cosentino’s, Paul & Maggie At Work, John,
& Justin And His Wife