Kristin McQueen Suck It Cancer
I wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy new year for you and your loved ones!
As you may have noticed the fundraising goal has been increased. It reflects the frustrating reality that Kristin's Blue Cross Blue Shield policy is out of network for Northwestern hospital and she needs another brain surgery in the new year. The test implant Kristin had in December provided some relief from her occipital nerve pain allowing her to do what we take for granted-putting her head on a pillow without extreme pain. Being out of network would incur a $15,000 out of network cost plus an expense of 50% of all costs beyond the deductible. The amount is really daunting but so is the pain. This is the first surgery Kristin has had that seems to relieve some of her pain.
If any of your are fundraising experts or know of any that would like to help we are all ears! Kristin is still unable to work so there are expenses like food, rent, heat, etc.
Many thanks and happy holidays!
Kristin goes back to the doctor on today so the doctor can check things and change the dressings. Kristin is not sure how much longer the stitches have to stay in or how long she has to be in this boot now. This has become quite the ordeal.
If yourself in a position to help Kristin as the new month starts I want to share she is on Venmo for those of you that use it and her handle is @kmcruns
Have a great week/month!
I am reaching out to you to see if any of you know of work from home opportunities that do not require a lot of time on the phone. Kristin is great on a computer but phone work tends to aggravate stabby joe. Kristin is a physical therapist with many years of experience. She has a DPT. Also, as you can see from the photo Kristin needed surgery on her tendon and a joint putting her “driving foot” out of commission. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
If anyone finds themselves in a position to provide Kristin with a predictable amount of money on a regular interval that may help give her some piece of mind. I should mention she is not asking for this (Kristin would NEVER ask for something for herself, only for others) but I imagine it must be very stressful to worry about how you will pay for rent, student loans (darn doctorate), medical deductibles, food, etc. Crowd funding to pay the bills is the last think Kristin wants but sadly it is reality right now.
Thanks so much for supporting Kristin!
For those of you in the Chicagoland area there is a fundraiser on May 5th to find a cure or relief from the horrible condition that causes much of Kristin's debilitating pain.
LAUGH YOUR FACE OFF!
When: 6:30 p.m. May 5
Where: Park West, 322 W. Armitage
This is a link to an article about the event and another perspective about the debilitating condition. https://chicago.suntimes.com/lifestyles/amy-and-pat-tomasulo-proving-laughter-and-love-really-can-be-the-best-medicine/
If you find yourself in a position to support Kristin it is greatly appreciated. It has now been over 2 years since Kristin has been well enough to work.