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I’m a 20 year old woman, and I’m bed bound with post-brachial plexus injury neuropathy, and nerve and brain inflammation. For months at a time, I’m stuck in my room, and I’m completely unable to lift my head off the bed. I had to move into private housing after I was recently evicted. This has left me constantly on the verge of running out of money and becoming homeless. [Full outline of costs].

Most recently, my temporary accommodation has suddenly told me I need to move out by 8th Oct. I need to pay my paramedic bills, to guarantee moving out on time with vital safe transportation. Without this, my spine would suffer catastrophic damage. Due to a series of recent medical appointments, my paramedic bill would be in the thousands by now.

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