May 28, 2008, 09:50 AM
My child was diagnosed with encephalitis and seizure disorder less than one year ago. This has completely changed her life, my life, and family members life. I was once financially secure and stable working as a nurse. I am presently now living week to week. She is not eligible for state programs such as medicaid, ssi, children's medical services etc... Are there charity programs or funding to assist with anything we may need help with. We have recently exhausted all therapy benefits my health insurance provides and have applied for charity through our local hospital which was denied due to my income. My yearly salary is only 55,000 and that does not go far after regular living expenses not much left. But I have numerous outstanding medical bills and am paying copays and paying for medications. Is there anyplace I can look into for any type of help? My daughter presently is recovering at a very slow pace she has some brain damage this will be a lifetime need.