Kirby's Medical Fund

$5,969 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 144 people in 32 months
 (6/18/18) I'm Kirby McCain. I'm 61 and an Army Veteran.  My most pressing concern right now is avoiding homelessness. Two and a half months ago, for medical reasons, I was sidelined and have been unable to work.  It has been difficult getting by with no income.  I eat one meal a day and hope the phone rings with some good news.  Not being able to work and having to ask for the help of others is an difficult for me.  I need your support badly.
As part of my insurance package I purchased short term disability. I turned in the paperwork at the doctor's office well over a month ago but apparently nothing was done with it. I resubmitted it to the doctor's office today. The point being that I have done what I could to avoid this. I don't know if I'm dealing with apathy or incompetence. 

Ten years after my triple bypass the native arteries are 100% blocked. One of the three grafts is 100% blocked the other two seemed fine.  Those are the results from the angiography a few weeks back.  While I'm not having any symptoms this apparently concerns the doctors.  It concerns me as well.  Yes, I need your help on the financial side of this but the health aspect is also real.

As a result, I've been out of work for two and a half months while also racking up huge medical bills.  The angiography was $88K. The insurance covered a lot but not all of that. The doctors want more testing before letting go me back to work, specificly a EPS or electrophysiology study. Thats going to cost another $77K.


In 2016 when I started this page it was a blockage of the left carotid artery. And I was also out of work for an extended period back then.  I thank everyone who helped me then.  And I'm thankful to those who have stepped up during my latest struggle.

 
With no income for two months and more testing and medical bills ahead I need your help.   My situation is such that I worry about homelessness. 

GoFundMe is the largest and safest platform for helping people in need.  Money doesn't grow on trees but a donation of $5 will make a difference.  Your kindness will be sincerely appreciated.  You will have the satisfaction of knowing that the money you contributed has helped a person in need.

Help me get my story in front of others by sharing it on social media. Post to your FaceBook page.  ReTweet.  It's a small thing to do. But it would give me a much needed boost.

God bless you and pass it forward.
Matthew 25:35


Kirby McCain
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I wanted to thank everyone again. I'm working at last and very grateful for that. The bills from my medical treatment are rolling in as well as the those from all I got behind on. Donations are still greatly appreciated. Thanks and God Bless .
Kirby
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Good news! I'm back to work! I will get a paycheck in a couple of weeks. I still have plenty of bills to catch up on and there's the cost of living on the road. I will see the doctor again in early August to fine tune my meds then I plan to stay on the road until Christmas. Please share my campaign and donate if you can. Kirby
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Thanks to everyone that has helped make my campaign worthwhile. I haven't felt well the last couple of days probably due to stress but am feeling better today. I have promising news that I may finally get to return to work this week. Fingers crossed! I still need your support so that I have the funds to take care of some of the costs that will be associated with getting all the documents together and getting my license re-certified. It's amazing to have an employer that has stuck with me through all of this. I've stayed in touch with them all the way. Finally, I will be seeking legal counsel to recoup some of the lost wages, etc. Thanks again, Kirby
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I am so grateful for the outpouring of support last night which pushed my fundraiser past the 25% funded mark. I can't thank everyone enough. Enjoy the fourth of July festivities and above all, be safe! Kirby
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Jan Harris
5 months ago
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Kirby, just curious .. since you are an army veteran why aren’t you getting free healthcare through the VA? This would be a tremendous financial help and eliminate copays. You’d also get your medications free or at a minimal cost. There are veterans advocates who will help you sign up for this military benefit if you need them. Go online to va.gov or vets.gov to get started. Best of luck to you with the health issues you are having. I’m sorry you are going through so much.

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Raised by 144 people in 32 months
Created March 11, 2016
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jim fulton
3 months ago
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Heya KM, I hope it's all getting better for you. Also, I just noticed that you're a 61. Speaking as a 64, all I can say is those were the days, my friend. Why, I can remember... ... ... ... ...

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Benita Trask
3 months ago
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Sorry it's late, praying things are getting better.

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Rohan Teakle
4 months ago
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Got some great news today so paying a little bit forward. Good luck mate.

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Jan Harris
5 months ago
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Kirby, just curious .. since you are an army veteran why aren’t you getting free healthcare through the VA? This would be a tremendous financial help and eliminate copays. You’d also get your medications free or at a minimal cost. There are veterans advocates who will help you sign up for this military benefit if you need them. Go online to va.gov or vets.gov to get started. Best of luck to you with the health issues you are having. I’m sorry you are going through so much.

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