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Dylan & Kathleen: A Humble Request for Support
$900 raised
18% of $5k goal
11 contributors
4 Years running
We humbly ask for your help... $2, $5, $10... whatever you feel.
We have struggled against a severely invasive fungal/bacterial superinfection for two years and can't work until cleared. Dylan has 2 surgeries pending once the infection subsides enough.

We'll get by with a little help from our friends. ;)

We have been fighting a battle for our lives against a very formidable fungal/bacterial (cryptococcus, aspergillus and nocardia... we think the bacterial component is nocardia) superinfection for over two years now.   We're stronger and better than we were, but it has exhausted all of our resources except for love and hope.  

As of tomorrow, we'll be living out of our car and I'm hoping it won't take long for my mom's life insurance (she passed away in an accident about 1.5 weeks ago) to get liquidated and distributed.  Once those funds arrive, along with federal disability (SDD), we'll be able to resettle.  Hopefully that happens within the next 2-3 weeks (life insurance is not part of the estate/probate).   We will fully recover from this, but could use a little help to get by for the next month.  Any funds received will be used to support our ongoing medical visits, medicine, food, shelter....very basic needs.   

We don't think that we're the most desperate or even the most deserving of help, but we can promise you this:  after our experience, we are going to help others in similar positions. Coping with such an illness, being disabled, unable to work, or even function at all on some days, unsupportive family and friends (as well as very supportive friends and complete strangers)  Suffice to say, we've never felt so hopeless or helpless in our lives and much of the stress was demorazliing and unnecessary.  There are lessons from our terrifying experience that we'll be able to share with others. (patient advocacy, how to apply for benefits, available legal and medical resources for those living at or below the poverty line etc.)  

If you feel comfortable giving a donation, please click on the link provided below.  We will keep records of all donations and if you email us to specify that it's a loan, we'll ensure whatever is given is returned with interest (what's a fair rate?... will look it up).

Your kindness and generosity of spirit will be remembered and when/if a favor is needed, you can call on us and we'll do what we can to help you out in your time of need.   If you want to give but can't, it's understood... happy thoughts and prayers help, too.    It's a difficult for many; most people are one or two paychecks away from financial meltdown nowadays. Please keep us in your prayers.and we'll do likewise for you and yours. :)


Dylan Hollis & Kathleen Peterson (KC/Kheiron)

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