Patrea suffered a brain tumor while she was pregnant with her youngest daughter and she chose to put off surgery until after her baby was born. The tumor was benign but Patrea suffered permanent damage from the tumor and surgery. She lost hearing in one ear and has stroke like symptoms to this day. Patrea also has fibromyalgia, neuropathy and diabetes. Due to all these things she is unable to work.
Patrea's husband got a good job about a year ago and the future looked bright! As happens with many people trying to better themselves, the future fell apart. With the husbands new job the family lost their Food Stamps and Patrea lost her Medicaid. She is covered under the insurance at hubby's work, but some of her medicines are not covered, to the tune of almost $300.00 a month. Before the new job they did what they could to survive, which included a few choices that now are coming back to haunt them. The paycheck from the new job now has 2 garnishments which have cut the paycheck into about half the amount they were in the beginning. To say the least they are struggling!
Patrea does what she can to help others and NEVER asks for help, so I am doing that for her! She has been my best friend for 27 years and I hope this fundraiser can bring her some peace of mind. She is now at crisis point with rent, utilities and even paying for food, so every Dollar you can donate will help her pay her bills, get her much needed medicine and put food on the table.