Sloane is scheduled to have neurosurgery on October 9 and will need at least a month to recover. Beyond this, it could take up to a year for hormone levels to become rebalanced. Recovery from this type of surgery is unpredictable.
Sloane is still enrolled full-time at the University of Pittsburgh (studying neuroscience), and Pitt's disability services office is making accommodations to her schedule this semester. However, Sloane has had to take a leave from her job as a medical research associate, which was supporting her rent and monthly expenses. She hasn't been able to work since May as her symptoms worsened, and we’re not certain when she’ll be able to return to her job after surgery.
We are lucky to have insurance, but this covers only part of Sloane’s care - beyond brain surgery, Sloane’s medical expenses also include insulin (at times, this costs more than her monthly rent) and other diabetes supplies.
People have been asking how they can help, so we've started this GoFundMe campaign to build a "recovery fund" for Sloane. The money will be used to help with medical bills, prescriptions, rent, utilities, and other expenses (like transportation to and from doctor appointments, etc.).
Thank you for your love and support!
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