On October 1, 2017, I became a LIVE A GREAT STORY Ambassador. Over the past 3 weeks I have met some amazing, dynamic, energetic, encouraging, giving, thoughtful and caring people that share this same title with me. I am grateful to have been chosen as an Ambassador because it has allowed me to learn the stories of my fellow Ambassadors, and share my story with them and share their story with you.
I am sure that over the next several months I will be sharing their stories with my family, friends and the world.
One of the first stories that touched me was that of Rachel Kellogg.
Earlier in the year Rachel was diagnosed with a disease that completely turn her life upside down, Gastroparesis. Gastroparesis is a rare condition in which your stomach cannot empty itself of food in a normal fashion. As you can imagine, this diagnosis has put a complete financial hardship on Rachel.
In the time of seeking treatment, Rachel has lost her apartment, her ability to work regularly and causing crazy amounts of stress. For months, she started experiencing manic anxiety attacks and severe depression. Her inability to control those emotions (which exasperate her GP symptoms) led her to a three-and-a-half-week hospitalization, where she was able to focus on both her emotional and physical health. But once again, it left her with thousands in medical bills – and since she is unable to work, she simply can’t pay them. She has now resorted to withdrawing loans from her (tiny) 401k just to keep a roof over her head. Even her mother has exhausted her savings account to try and support her.
I started the Plan [b] Project to do good. To spread good. The spread social good. To give back and hope that others give back.
There are two things that I wish I could do to help Rachel: 1. Share her story (CLICK HERE) and 2. Assist and spread the word of her financial campaign she has launched to get her through this period in her life.
PLEASE join me in doing something great for someone else. Even the smallest donation will help.