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Uninsured & in daily pain need disc decompression
$550 raised
55% of $1k goal
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4 Years running
My name is Deborah. I am a 42 year old mother,of two teenage girls, wife and bookworm! I am trying to raise funds to cover a non-surgical treatment for my very painful birth defect. Five years ago I was able to get a referral to the best neurologist I ...
My name is Deborah. I am a 42 year old mother,of two teenage girls, wife and bookworm! I am trying to raise funds to cover a non-surgical treatment for my very painful birth defect. Five years ago I was able to get a referral to the best neurologist I could find, He diagnosed my lifetime of lower back pain as coming from a severe lower spine birth defect. For the past five years my family has worked hard to make sure that I can afford my appointments, 4X a year @ $250.00 per visit and to see that I have my medications @ $125.00 each month. We have also paid for related blood tests every time they were needed. I have paid out of pocket for an MRI and steroid site injections. We struggle to pay these costs but we do it gladly, thankful that I have such a wonderful doctor. For the record we receive no government benefits and never have with the exception of emergency food stamps after our town was destroyed by a tornado. I have applied for my disability benefits. I had my first denial in November and I am waiting on the date of my hearing to appeal.

Over the past two years the pain has become unbearable and constant to the extent that I had to quit working, That's when we really started to struggle to pay the bills (home, debt & medical). I take my health seriously, I do the physical therapy and abide by my doctors order in almost all aspects (I admit I drink more coffee than he advises and do have a soft drink from time to time,)

At my last visit he explained that he truly thought I was a good candidate for disc decompression therapy and that it might bring some relief. Knowing I am uninsured he said he would do it for a total cost of $1,000.00. He said that I could put $200 down and make payments as I go through the therapy. Keep in mind that most places charge $2,000.00 & to $4,000.00 with the majority leaning toward the more expensive.

I have tried to come up with an extra $200.00 for the past four months. It just won't happen on this budget. The treatment takes an average of seven weeks, three treatments per week. I broke that down and it's not doable. That would make it $200.00 down and $25.00 per treatment ($75/week).

I realized that even if I did somehow come up with the initial payment I would be unable to continue it at that weekly cost.

It is very hard to ask for help. We have made it through up to this point with my husbands hard work and every once in a while a little help from our friends who have stepped in and blessed us many times out of the blue. This is too much to ask of one person, $1000.00 is a lot of money. It doesn't seem like much until you need it and don't have it. I have no idea why God has chosen this painful path for me to walk but I am trying to do it and come through a stronger person and with my dignity intact.

I want to try this therapy so badly that it almost physically hurts (no pun intended, really). This therapy would stretch my spine allowing my discs the chance to rest, allowing them to heal and there is a decent chance that my slipped discs may move back into place. There is a chance that the pain I live with 24/7 may decrease and allow me to be a more focused, less depressed woman. I could be a better mother and wife and a more productive person all around. It could potentially change my way of life without surgical intervention which is not recommended for my issue and is a moot point as I would have to pay cash for surgery.

Perhaps God has not humbled me enough. Maybe my pride is still too much and that's why it's His will and why it has been so very hard to write this request and even harder clicking the button to link this through my Facebook. If you can afford to donate any amount and God moves you to help me achieve my goal, I thank you. If you can only send prayers or good toughts my way, please do.

Every thing I have stated is true and accurate. It can be verified if need be, I can scan my prescription for my wheelchair all the way to sharing receipts showing that the donations, ALL donations are going to pay for my medical treatment in the form of this therapy. If God sees fit to bless me with more than my goal I can guarantee every dime will go to my healthcare

It says to upload a "compelling" picture. I am going to put up a picture of me because God love you, if you made it through my book you certainly deserve to see my mug :)
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