It has been over one year since I found out I would be experiencing the single scariest and most life changing event of my life. It was September 2011 I was told I needed a life saving bone marrow transplant. It turned my life and my families’ lives upside down. It has changed us in more ways than I ever thought possible. My disease is Severe Aplastic Anemia also known as Bone Marrow Failure Disease, a disease that only affects 3 in 1 million people. It has been an uphill battle that I am determined to win. While some days are easier than others I do my best to stay positive and have faith in the doctors that take care of me. At times I felt like I couldn't go on but I did and it has shown me how very strong I am. It is because of the love and support of my family and friends that I get up in the morning and smile on even my hardest of days.
Throughout this long recovery one thing has become clear, sometimes I need to ask for help. Although it has always been a difficult thing for me to do, I am slowly coming to terms with it. Where as before it was physical assistance I needed I am now asking for help in a way I never thought I could, financial help. It has been a struggle financially for myself and my family throughout this entire process. When I became ill my mom had to leave her job to become my full time caretaker. I am burdened with the thoughts of the amount of debt I am in and the sacrifices my family has had to make. I have over $50,000 in medical bills, $100,000 in student loans with an 11% interest rate and I still have not completed my senior year of school. This organization, 'Hilary's Helpers' is myself asking anyone who can help, for help. Whatever you can give my appreciation is endless. As for the future, I hope to one day make Hilary's Helpers into an organization. One where I can help others going through what I have been through and take away some of the financial burden it comes with. Thank you for coming to my page and if you would like to reach out, I would love to hear from you. Here is a Link to my contact page.