Welcome to our support page!
This page exists because we continue to need financial support each and every day. Having to leave my job to care for Johanna has drastically changed our financial situation. Our insurance costs have greatly increased, on top of our already significant expenses due to Johanna’s special diet and the unique needs of our one-of-a-kind home. Amazingly, friends, family, and even strangers have helped me weather these past eight months without a job by providing all kinds of support. We’ve been prayed for, cooked for, and had people give of their finances to help make our situation possible.
As some of you know, I’ve been seeking to become Johanna’s PCA for nearly two years, and have encountered setbacks every step of the way. In April of 2020, I finally cleared last hurdle, and I can now serve as an official PCA for Johanna. This means I can be paid through her insurance for some of the hours I’m helping her. Unfortunately, as I wrote on our CaringBridge, the program only covers about 60% of our actual monthly costs. Among other things, they refused to cover her compounded medication costs and private insurance (which allows us to try experimental medications more easily). For many years now all of our costs have been covered by you. You have made Johanna’s life possible and kept her safe. I am deeply grateful for the ways you have all joyfully given to us in the long season of need.
Even with my PCA hours, we are short around 1000 dollars a month. This amount would cover what isn’t covered by insurance, my PCA hours, or Johanna’s long-term disability from Hope Academy. My hope is to raise this amount of money each month. If you feel inclined to give, please feel free to use one of the following methods to give. I will update this page with our support goal progress!
Update 01/06/20 – Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the past year! We would not be where we are without it! Some of my monthly support has dropped off recently, but thanks to one time gifts we’ve been able to cover costs. In the coming year, until I finally can become Johanna’s PCA, we’ll continue to need financial support to get by.
Update 07/11/20 – My application to become Johanna’s PCA has finally been approved by the county, and our support raising needs have changed! I have updated this page with current information and will keep it updated as our needs change.
Venmo – Venmo is a great way to transfer money at no charge. My account is @Scott-Watkins-3.
Zelle – Zelle is a great way to give, is used by almost every major bank, and is free! Some banks (like Wells Fargo) don’t let you set up recurring payments, however. Take a look and see if your bank supports it. All you need to transfer money is my phone number. Contact me if you need it!
PayPal – PayPal is also a good way to give if you have an account with them.
Feel free to contact me with questions about giving or specific questions about costs!