Julies Battle against Heart Failure

On Friday September 1st, our mother Julie Bigelow went into Unity hospital suffering edema and chronic pain. On September 3rd she was transferred to another hospital with a cardiovascular unit (name not disclosed for her privacy from visitors at this time) suffering from heart failure.

She has since had several tests and scans, angiograms and heart monitors to track the underlying cause of her heart failure. She has spend the last week within the hospital with no going home in sight. Today she underwent a five hour operation for the placement of stints to relieve pressure surrounding her heart with no luck; and the end result with no stints being placed. Her pre-existing diabetes and other heart problems are creating a tough battle for her!

Along with being admitted this last week, she has no date to return home as they have not gotten her health under control and have maintained their knowledge of telling us that she will remain hospitalized for some time. This has led to many financial burdens, causing stress on her during this time that she NEEDS to remain stress free for her hearts sake! She does not have medical insurance and has her medical bill stacking up between transferring to hospitals and stay, and her operations. She has the cost of 22 medications and diabetic insulin costing her roughly $1,700 a month! And being in the hospital she has not had the ability to work and will be missing much, much more work! This causing more stress to cover her house payment and her utility bills while she is hospitalized.

We are asking for all of our family and friends to please help us with our mothers cost of medical support and to keep her home bills paid as she has not been able to work due to her heart condition. We ask that you please donate anything you can, it will SIGNIFICANTLY help her during this tough battle!!!

All proceeds will go directly to Julie's fund to pay for her medical bills, medication (first priority), built up hospital bills and her mortgage and utility bills for the next three months.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Cally Strachota 
Blaine, MN
Faith Bigelow 
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