Chad's fund

I was born with extraphy of the bladder. In short, this means I was born with my bladder on the outside of my body. After more than 10 surgeries and now a lifetime of catheterization I still need more surgery to make this issue bearable for my daily living.

This is a fairly traumatic event on the body. Over time it has caused urethral stricture disease, making it not only difficult and painful to cath, but painful just to live. Something as simple as using the restroom - something you may not put much thought into yourself - is a very uncomfortable experience for me, not to mention costly.  This will take at least two surgeries to fix, and as many as six. There is not a doctor in Boise who has been able to provide proper help beyond quick fixes, such as pain killers and other drugs. I've had to travel to Oregon to have a proper diagnosis and to be refereed to a doctor who can help me. The doctor I need is in Seattle.

In order to get the help I need and see this doctor, I have to become a resident of WA. This is because my insurance won't cover the preexisting condition and the hospital won't even bill me - let alone give me their financial aid - unless I'm a WA resident. Without hope of getting this taken care of in Idaho, I have no choice but to move to Seattle on the 14th of October. This will be a difficult chapter of my life with many sacrifices
and obligations.

These obligations will be personal and financial. I need help, help with moving costs, rent and utilities until I find a job, and anything I can put toward this first surgery while I am becoming a resident of WA. When I am a resident, I can make the appointments and schedule my surgery. If I'm able to raise enough, I can knock out the first surgery before I start a new job. Otherwise I have to find one that is comfortable with letting me have three weeks off for the surgery and recovery time.

This is a difficult thing for me to ask, but if you can find it in your hearts and wallets to help I would greatly appreciate it. I've tried to keep this short, and if I have omitted anything that you deem as important information, please feel free to message, me, and I will give you the details.

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Chad Harper 
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