Reynard here - description changed to reflect situation. Contact me or Garrett with any questions. Thank you. Details are in Garrett's original description below - I am a young, autistic/SPD/ADHD, transsexual man who is seriously ill with chronic viral hepatitis (exacerbated by hereditary haemochromatosis and still-mysterious immune/inflammatory weirdness), a seizure disorder (still unexplained, but suspected 'ecstatic' temporal lobe epilepsy) and 'mild cognitive impairment' (cognitive decline usually seen in the elderly, which occupies the space between geriatric senility and dementia), and constant, recurring infections. I do not have proper health insurance, and need my other medications (the ones that I could reasonably be expected to pay for - just one of the HCV drugs my doctors want to put me on costs $1K USD *per pill* - $84-168K for a course of treatment), contribution towards the rent (and utilities - it gets COLD here), and winter clothes to survive the winter in Chicago. In addition to basic necessities of living - toiletries, food and litter for my companion/therapy cat (see pictures), a mattress of some kind, and a few simple adaptive tech items. I will not be able to get the drugs, more expensive labs and studies, and surgery I need until I can get proper insurance - though some of my friends are looking into options for medical tourism for the antivirals (sofosbuvir, daclatasvir) that I need to avoid liver failure in the near future, in the event Medicaid refuses to cover my treatment, or drags its feet until it's too late. I don't know what's going to happen. I won't know more until I can get health insurance again (I lost what I had in Oregon - it covered more of my secondary conditions (if that's the word), but they absolutely would not cover the hepatitis drugs. The liver doctor I saw there told me my best chance was coming here, because of how the OR Medicaid system prioritises people. It's a bureaucratic nightmare, and completely barbaric). My mom is getting married at the end of January, in Massachusetts, and really, at this point I just want to survive and be somewhat functional until then, so I can attend. I'm supposed to be in her wedding party. Through your support, I escaped Oregon (and therefore a very, very bad situation), and am now living in Chicago. Now I need to figure out how to survive the winter. I am staying with two of my friends, who are looking after me. I can no longer care for myself, and it has taken me this long to write for/edit this YouCaring page myself because most of the time, I can't even think clearly. I can't really read anymore - and was previously hyperlexic. I will only go to a couple of places outside my house unaccompanied, because I get disoriented and agitated. These updates today have taken around seven hours for me to complete, and I am extraordinarily tired from maintaining focus and thinking in words for so long. Thank you so much for your financial and emotional support. It means more than you could know, I am sure of it. You have allowed me to escape a dangerous and almost certainly fatal, one way or another, living situation in Oregon. I have been able to ship my most important belongings, buy tickets, and move here. I have glasses, an iPod, and headphones now, which are crucial for my ability to cope with my sensory integration problems. I've been eating as much as I can - don't have much appetite, but I try. I saw a dentist, although I was only able to get half of my mouth half-fixed. It was more expensive than I thought it would be. I have lost a lot, but I am physically safe, cared for, and loved. I sincerely can't express what this means to me. I've felt alone all my life. I don't, anymore. I'm so much less scared and angry. Thank you. I'm sorry for the ramble and hope you could follow it, again, please feel free to contact me if you would like, or I have not explained something well. Or if you just feel like it - I am always very happy to receive well-wishes and messages of support. LINKS: PayPal (Goes directly to Reynard, also has Google Wallet at [email protected]
) https://www.paypal.me/reynardwinters Amazon Wishlist https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3A70XM27ANORG/ref=cm_sw_su_w Reynard's Profile https://www.facebook.com/ReynardWinters Garrett's Profile https://www.facebook.com/Rulingsword (Please read updates on bottom, many things have changed) Reynard is a good friend of mine who is going through extreme hell. He has severe Hepatitis C which is killing him, along with unknown blood and neurological disorders, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, mild cognitive impairment, and suspected temporal lobe epilepsy which he'll be in the hospital for from September 26th to the 30th. In addition to all of this, he's also completely broke and is going to be evicted, which not only would leave him homeless but also make it so he won't be able to keep his therapy animal (in the pictures) and also won't be able to get the meds for his Hepatitis C, which will kill him. His move out date is technically October 1st but he would need to get his stuff out the day before going into the hospital. (His move out date is now September 7th, and we're looking into getting another apartment, so we need your help even more) The money will be used to rent a room and provide for his basic needs, along with make it so he can take care of his therapy animal. Any amount will help, please, please help my friend.