Melba July of Dallas, TX

$1,715 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 74 months

This page has been created to collect donations for Mel July, our dear friend who had an acute stroke on July 27.  It's strange to be setting this page up for Mel.....she's always the one raising funds for OTHER people.  I never met a more giving person than Mel.  She, literally, would give her last dollar to help somone in need.  We all know that about her.  Now we have a chance to help Mel -- mother, friend, caretaker, and counselor of many.  Thank you in advance for your concern, care and help.  ~~ Michelle Macdowell

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Thank you everyone - I don't have access to short term disability (it's not offered through work) and long term disability is not a certainty. With PTO exhausted, I'm returning to work.
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I'd like to explain a bit about how we arrived at the goal amount. We talked to our HR dept and the estimate for my deductible out of pocket expenses came to about $4,000. While recovering, I've taken my Explanation of Benefits ("EOBs") from the insurance company and placed them in a spreadsheet along with the provider invoices, so I could track amounts charged to me as deductible or out of pocket, and insurance payments made. Unfortunately, according to the EOBs, my total is over $10,000 and climbing! I think some of the out-of-network physician charges need to be reviewed (but I was in an in-network facility) and will request that review, but it's hard to focus on getting back to 100% when I'm worried about how to pay this catastrophic amount of money. I may be smiling in all of my pictures - but when looking at these medical bills over which I had no control or choice in making I am not smiling. It has never been easy for me to ask for help and I appreciate everyone who has helped me and ask - please share me and my story with anyone you believe may want to help. If you like, PM me their name & email address and I will send them a personal invitation. Thank you for your support and God Bless you! Mel
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Outpatient rehab has begun and I'm walking without a cane - I'm so thankful for your prayers and encouragement!
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Thank you so much for everything! It looks like I'll be walking out of in-patient rehab on Sat 8/18!!! .
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$1,715 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 74 months
Created August 7, 2012
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RR
$100
Rene RunningDeer
47 months ago

God Bless you Dear Lady. I so hope that you are doing well now. You always worked so hard, and tried to help others. Please take care of yourself.

AD
$100
al dorsey
67 months ago

sorry it took so long. I will check on you later.

LJ
$120
Lisa July
72 months ago (Offline Donation)

From my sister - "Stay well. Love ya! :-) :-)" Thank you so much, I love you, too!!!

FS
$25
Floyd Self
72 months ago (Offline Donation)

For: " Good Friend"

$100
Anonymous
72 months ago
$100
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72 months ago
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72 months ago
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72 months ago
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