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Help Michelle get her life back Campaign

Hello everyone,

I hope this message finds you well.

My name is Jessica, and I'm reaching out to you on behalf of my partner, Michelle, who is in desperate need of your help.

In 2020, Michelle lost her job due to the debilitating effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. These conditions forced her to abandon a 20+ year career she was deeply passionate about. As a single mother raising two young girls, ages 6 and 9, Michelle is facing immense challenges.

Compounding her difficulties is the lack of affordable medical plans and state assistance, with inadequate service in South Africa. Michelle is not covered by any disability fund, and the symptoms she battles on a daily basis are exacerbated by the side effects of medications.

Michelle experiences almost constant, extreme pain due to Fibromyalgia, a condition believed to result from an intricate interplay between the nervous system, body chemistry, and muscles, intensifying pain signals. Additionally, she contends with symptoms like fatigue and cognitive difficulties, commonly known as "fibro fog."

  • Fibromyalgia often coexists with other conditions, further complicating Michelle's health journey. These include Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, migraines, anxiety, depression, and more.
  • The dire situation Michelle is in has led us to initiate this crowdfunding campaign. The funds raised will be allocated to several crucial needs:
  • Michelle increasingly relies on a deteriorating wheelchair, and we urgently need to replace it.
  • Michelle's current mattress worsens her condition, affecting her pain levels and sleep quality. A suitable mattress can make a significant difference.
  • Over the past two years, Michelle has been unable to pay her doctor's bills, resulting in mounting debt and the inability to consult specialists or private doctors.
  • The monthly cost of necessary medication amounts to R4,000, a substantial financial burden.
  • Donations will also cover essential needs such as school supplies for the children, education expenses, disabled license fees, groceries, utilities, petrol, part-time caregiving, a full-time nanny, medical tests, and other day-to-day expenses.
  • Your generous contributions will not only alleviate Michelle's immediate hardships but also provide her with the chance to rebuild her life. With the proper treatment and support, Michelle can regain a semblance of normalcy, offering her and her children a brighter future.

Any amount you can contribute will be immensely appreciated, as Michelle currently lacks a reliable income source. Your kindness and generosity will make a tangible difference in Michelle's life.

Thank you for considering our plea and for any support you can provide. Together, we can make a meaningful impact on Michelle's journey toward better health and well-being.

Warm regards,Jessica and Michelle

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