Via A Gimp Parade
Kay posts about a bedridden Michigan woman on Social Security facing cut off of services that keep her life support going. Patricia Alsteen did make her monthly computed payments on time, but faces a sizable bill overage. (Please click above for full details.) No agencies have been able to provide any funds to help her. She needs money toward the bill due to recent hospitalizations and unexpected childcare costs for her four children during those hospitalizations. Her children are age 7 through 18.
Patricia has received numerous cut off notices. A church stepped in to make a payment to prevent cut off from happening since she requires power 24/7 to breathe. She's meeting with the company on Monday to try to work out a solution. She has a payment plan but the amount set is $321.
"A recent television news report on her situation drew a couple of donations, including $450 from an Owosso woman who took up her cause and started a fund at Charter One Bank in Owosso.
The benefactor, Jenny Roberts, said the overdue power bill is literally a life-and-death situation for Alsteen.
"When she was crying, I was crying," Roberts said. "She said, 'If they shut off my life support, I'll die.' Via A Gimp Parade
Donations can be sent to The Patricia Alsteen Fund, c/o Jenny Roberts, c/o Charter One, 200 E. Main St., Owosso.