Support Rachel and Baby Izzy
@William Kubkz: I am not related to, nor do I personally know this family -- I found out about them in a newspaper article -- but I would like to help you understand why they need help financially. The husband is an enlisted military member, so his salary is pretty low. Yes, they have tri-care, but like civilian insurance there are co-pays (e.g., 80/20% for hospital stays, etc.). Rachel was working before this happened so the household income is now probably cut in half. When this page was first set up it was never said that donations were just for medical expenses -- "...and to meed baby Isabella's needs as well." I would strongly argue that Izzy needs her grandmother there right now, so using some of this money in aid of that seems valid to me, a donor. Naturally, you, or anyone, doesn't have to agree with that. If you don't, don't donate. But is really makes me sad that people feel they have to post comments that will only bring down people who have already had such horrible things happen to them
This appears to be a con to me, and the money will not be used for medical expenses. It makes me sick when military members and their family attempt to use them being in the military as an excuse to get money from a sympathetic public...
Amanda, Tricare does not pay 100% all of the time. My husband and I were stationed at Ft. Bliss last year. Our daughter was sent to an off post hospital for surgery and it was not covered 100% because it was not done by a military doctor. The only way her and her daughters medical costs would have been covered 100% if she was taken to the on post hospital. And the on post hospital does not have a NICU or the staff Rachel would need for her injuries. I know this from personal experience with the Army hospital on post.
Amanda, Tricare does not pay 100% all the time. I have a friend whos daughter has had 3 heart surgeries and they have medical bills that Tricare did not cover. But this donation is not for that, it is for other stuff, like when the family is at the hospital and have to eat. Food gets expensive
She has tri-care they pay 100%
The money will be used for whatever they need from medical supplies they could need when she gets home to copays and care for the new baby.. Also they want to move the family from the home so the wife doesn't have to go back there especially since the media put out their entire address
So this isn't to pay for medical expenses?
Justin, My name is Alisa Johnson; I am a Marine, and also the president of a nonprofit Dogs on Deployment. My heart goes out deeply to you and your family. I am writing because we heard a rumor that during your ordeal, your dogs ended up at a shelter. We would love to help you find a foster home for your dogs until your wife and new baby are recovered. If this interests you, please email me immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org. Take care, Alisa Johnson President, Dogs on Deployment www.dogsondeployment.org