My campaign is designed to get me some help in times of great difficulty and overwhelming medical expenses. Two years ago I became severely ill from abdominal abscesses and infections caused by fistula in my lower colon. In 2017 alone I have had 2 major surgeries requiring hospitalization, 3 emergency room visits, 2 minor surgeries, 6 CT scans, 8 x-rays, 1 MRI, and have been unable to work. My life savings are gone. I am a veteran so I have access to VA medical care, but since all of my emergencies have required me to go through NHRMC emergency departments I have had over $45,000 in unreimbursed medical expenses including my private health insurance premiums.