URGENT NEED! HELP RACH PAY FOR CHEMO COSTS!!

Hey y’all my name is Rach. I’m a chronically ill 2S mixed Indigenous dude. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer 2 1/2 years ago and I’ve been fighting it off and on ever since. My last round of chemo was successful! But I’m not totally out of the woods yet- I will now need maintenance chemo to prevent another recurrence. I started maintenance chemotherapy last month. My insurance doesn’t cover the total cost of the treatment, so I’ve been left with a pretty big bill. Because the treatment is ongoing I was originally told that I would be able to make monthly payments of (at least) $1226.50 until my insurance plan changes in July (then my meds would’ve been almost fully covered). However, the hospital’s policy is changing, and yesterday (12/9) I was informed that I will need to satisfy the ENTIRE balance of my treatment by January 25, 2021 or I will not be able to continue treatment. The billing department told me today that I *may* be able to apply for a 30 day extension on paying my bill if I can pay at least half before the due date of 1/25. If I can’t pay the full amount in time I will have to stop maintenance treatment and it’s likely I will suffer another recurrence and need another round of stronger chemo and possibly radiation therapy if the cancer spreads further. I set my goal at $11,000 because the remaining balance for my treatments is now $9589.48, and I’ve added the additional amount to allow for fees charged by GFM as well as to help me cover costs related to my treatment (gas to get to and from, prescriptions and herbal & traditional medicine to help with the side effects of treatment). I’m grateful to everyone who has supported me and sent funds so far. Even though I’m still pretty far from the amount I need it’s been hella encouraging to have been able to even raise enough to begin maintenance and continue it for the past month. *** If you have been following me on Instagram you will see that my total amount has changed. This is due to the fact that I am now responsible for my cost for the entire year (until November 2021) of treatment instead of only having to pay until July 2021, when my new insurance coverage will begin. Please feel free to ask for any info related to funds sent and the cost of my treatment. I will continue to post screenshots of my current balance/receipts as I make payments! I’m kind of terrified right now, y’all. Being told that you will only receive life-sustaining medical treatment if you can afford a huge payment in a very short amount of time is something I wouldn’t wish on anyone. There have been so many times I’ve wanted to give up because this just seems like an impossible thing to accomplish, but I’m not ready to leave this world. I love my partner and my dogs and my lil sib and all of my relatives and homies too much to leave them yet. I want 100+ more years of smashing colonizers and slaying Karens. I want to get land back with my sibling and my partner and all of our loved ones and make traditional medicine and live the life we were meant to live. This is a dream that me and all my people deserve Anything helps and I appreciate y’all so, so much!! Still accepting Venmo & Cash App donations, too. I’m @/$gayspoink on those. Miigwech, y’all!

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