Funding for chemo medication

Hello everyone, thank you for taking the time to look at my page. As of right now I am having to put out $2,000 before Medicaid will pick up any of my bills. My chemo medication is $3,000. Once i am able to pay my spend down of $2,000 the insurance will pick up the rest and start paying for my medications and office visits again. If there is any way you could help it is much appreciated. Below is my story and what I have gone through.If for some reason it is not letting you donate on here, please message me and I will send you info for paypal.


My story:
When you are in your ninth month of pregnancy you never would think a cold and then having a bit of elevated blood pressure would lead to you finding out that you have Leukemia. On Oct 28th I had called my obgyn telling him that my cold still hasn't gone away and I was having nose bleeds that were taking a long time to stop. He told me to go to the ER to make sure I was not getting pneumonia. Barely being able to get out of the car my husband got a wheelchair for me and I was taken in. Being a bit frantic while sitting in the bed while they are trying to get blood out and not getting a ting, my heart was starting to race. After 4 different people trying there were able to get a little out. Patiently waiting for the results to come back while my husband by my side trying to keep me calm, the doctor came in and said that I had to go up to labor and delivery to make sure the baby wasn't in distress. I get up there, get hooked up to the monitors, bags of saline hung, and nurses in and out. The only thing I wanted to do was sleep, I was so tired and weak from all that was going on. When I woke from my nap, they had bags of blood hung and telling me once they pumped me full of blood they needed to go in and take the baby. In that moment I have never felt so scared. The next day, October 29th my beautiful angel was born Lillian Mae 5lbs 15 oz 19 1/4 in long. I was so sad I did not get to hold her till the next day. October 30th my oncologist came in and told me that he had wanted to run some test and one of them would be a bone marrow biopsy. On Halloween I was given the news that no one ever wants to hear. The ugly, terrifying word "CANCER" came out of his mouth. Already being stressed out from everything else that was going on this news was by far the worst. Crying uncontrollably and horrifying thoughts came to my mind. How could I have cancer? Nothing was ever detected all the times I had blood drawn during my pregnancy. Panicking because I had just given birth to my baby girl, and I had a 3 year old son, and my husband that needed me. My doctor reassured me that even though I have AML it is one that is very treatable and we will get through this. My heart was broken that I was not going to be able to bond with my daughter. It's one thing to make the decision on your own that you do not want to breastfeed your baby, and another to have the right taken away from you. All of my plans went down the drain. That night I had started my chemo treatments. For the next month and a half I was in the hospital. Daily chemo treatments not just one but 3 different kinds, on top of trying to recover from just having a baby. Going through all of the different emotions and worries, questioning why this was happening to me. Falling into a depression and having to fight through this because it wasn't just about me, I had a family, 3 other people who depended on me beating this cancer and being around for them. Finally after being done with my chemo treatments (for the moment), getting my strength back and being able to eat again I was released from the hospital on December 2nd. I couldn't wait to get home to my babies spend time with my mom before she had left. After 3 weeks of having a break it was back to IV chemo treatments 5 days a week for 6 months. Battling the sickness, taking care of my children. Having people help me when I needed it. I honestly thought I would never make it through. But GOD gave me strength. Knowing my friends and family were always praying for me, my husband working and coming home and taking care of all of us when I just couldn't handle it anymore. In June 28th 2012 I had my doctor's visit, he told me that my last bone marrow biopsy had come back completely clean!!!!! I cried tears of joy. I had been waiting for that day. He had told me that even though I am in remission, I still needed to take my chemo pills.Hard to believe 20 months ago I was lying in the hospital giving birth to my daughter and being told I have cancer.

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