Red (redscorner) wrote in a_better_place,

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I don't think this is against any of the rules, but if it is, I sincerely apologize.

My name is Erin and I'm a 29 year old woman suffering from two painful and at times, life-threatening neurological disorders. I am currently ineligible for receive Medicaid benefits in my state because I'm not pregnant and have no children. I have applied for SSI/SSDI, but was denied. I am in the appeals process with an attorney who seems confident the initial decision will get over-turned, he just doesn't know how long it's going to take.

I will need to have a total of 2-4 surgeries to correct my disorders and my neurosurgeon has advised the first one needs to happen as soon as possible. However, because my life isn't in danger at this exact moment in time, they will not do the surgery without a deposit, ranging from 1500-5000 US dollars. I spent a lot of time thinking how to address this issue, because my family doesn't have the resources to help me out. My best friend has promised to find the money one way or another, but I have a really hard time accepting charity.

I've started this kind of crazy idea, called Project Download. There's a community for it, with the incredibly unoriginal name of projectdownload. There are several posts there, giving information about my conditions, why I've started this project and most importantly, an entry where multiple people have commented to assure the masses this isn't a scam or an attempt to infect everyone's computer with a virus.

Being part of Project Download quite literally only involves one or two minutes of your day. I'm asking you to at least come check the community out, read through the posts, get an idea of who I am and what I'm doing. There are links available to prove this is all very real and very serious.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post and if you choose to, for deciding to become part of Project Download

Warm wishes to you all,
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