“We all live with ‘what if’s’. They can be the hardest part. What if I’d gotten that job, what if I’d admitted I liked that person, what if I’d studied harder, what if I’d stayed in Ireland, what if I’d left? What if I had taken that chance? My life is different now. It’s full of health ‘what if’s’. Like what if I had done that test, or taken that medication or had that surgery. Because when you have to travel to get medical treatment, you can’t afford to do everything you need to do. So you have to choose and try to deal with not knowing if the thing you couldn’t afford to do could’ve been the thing that saved your life. My biggest ‘what if’ is what if I can’t raise the funds to continue my medication and to try the things I didn’t get to try, will I die? That’s not an easy ‘what if’ to think about. We have to remember that we’re human. We’re doing our best and not let the what if’s get in the way of trying. We have to keep going.”
– No one should have to make the choices Denise has made. She’s completely reliant on her medical treatment abroad to keep her alive. She is facing total intestinal failure if she can’t afford to continue her medication and return to the U.S. for surgery. Donate at the link below to help keep Denise alive!