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Help Tim with medical and prescription expenses
$3,690 raised
74% of $5k goal
103 contributors
3 Years running
In 2013, my husband, Tim, was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.  Today, the medical bills and prescription expenses are piling up right alongside us.  Please help to defray some of our costs. This is our story; Tim and I are parents to 6 ...

In 2013, my husband, Tim, was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.  Today, the medical bills and prescription expenses are piling up right alongside us.  Please help to defray some of our costs.

This is our story;

Tim and I are parents to 6 wonderful children, ages 7-18 (right??).  Up until 2 years ago, we both had successful careers, he in the energy industry and I in nursing.  Then something went wrong...on November 11, 2012, Tim had his first psychotic break, causing him to lose his job.  At the time, we had no idea what a psychotic break was nor why it happened.  

We relied upon my income and savings for the next several months, until Tim had another break which put him in the hospital.  At this time, the expenses started to mount, and when he had his 3rd break, we lost our home and had to move in with family.  We sought help in the area we were forced to move to, and this is when Tim was finally diagnosed.  At the time of his diagnosis, his psychiatric nurse rendered him unable to work and encouraged us to apply for Social Security disability.

While waiting for the application process, Tim was again hospitialized with another psychiatric episode.  He was released after 3 days, but was placed on a VERY expensive medication.  The medication has no generic equivalient, and the totals of all prescriptions are over $700 a month.

At this point, we have lost a home, lost a car, and are fighting to hang on to what we have left, all while getting Tim the care he needs for this misunderstood disease.  To further the research cause, we will donate $.25 of every dollar we receive to Schizophrenia research.  Tim may never be able to work again, but your generosity now will help us keep the one car we do have, keep Tim under his doctor's care, and allow us to feed and shelter our family until we can find another answer.

We thank you for ANY gift you may be able to afford, from the very bottom of our hearts.

LeAndra Swanson

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