Brenda's Medical Emergency Fund

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Hello, my name is Brenda Buck. In 2009, I was diagnosed with Primary Adrenal Insufficiency, due to 7 abdominal surgies, and a Paraesophegal Hietal Hernia. As I had just undergone an emergency total hysterectomy, which herniated, and subsequently required 2 more surgeries within 6 months, I elected not to have a 4th surgery in the same year. 
In 2010, my corporate job, and my health benefits came to an end. I've been able to function well, up until about 4 months ago. However, my hernia symptoms are steadily getting worse, and I have made 2 visits to the Emergency room just this past week. The amount of unpaid medical bills is now approx. $23,000.
My Blood Pressure keeps spiking out of control, due to the intense pressure on the aortic nerve, and surrounding areas. Now, I cannot eat, without experiencing major complications.
This paraesophegal hiatal hernia has "slipped", and is at risk of strangulation, which is deemed a medical emergency, but not until I begin to bleed internally.
The recommended treatment is intense laproscopic/robotic surgery, which carries an estimated cost of $15,000.  There are some tests that must be run beforehand, such as an Endoscopy, Abdominal CT Scan, etc.
I have an appt. with the surgeon today, and I need an immediate and  substantial amount of financial help with this medical issue. I need help with the cost of additional testing and surgery, and the ability to sustain my home while I undergo these specifics of the next few months. I've always lived my life helping others, and now I am the one in need of assistance and support. I appreciate any and all help provided. Thank you in advance for your generosity and kindness.
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Aloha to All,
During a 2 hour long appt. with the surgeon yesterday, it was determined that the next course of action is to have 2 diagnostic tests done before surgery, so that he knows exactly what he needs to do. These tests are an Abdominal/Pelvis CAT Scan with contrast, and an Upper GI Endoscopy. The total cost for these is $2,068. This amount must be paid prior to the procedures being done. I've also looked into various health insurance, and for approx. $800 a month, with a $5,000 deductible, I have found a program which would help tremendously with the costs of this hernia surgery. Geez....
I truly appreciate any and all support with this matter.
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$350 of $25,000 goal

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