Medical Bills Are Not Awesome.

It isn't particularly in my nature to ask for help, especially when it comes to money. However, I have found myself buried in medical bills from the past year and I don't have the means to even begin chipping away at them. A bit of backstory: I have suffered from chronic pancreatitis for a number of years, and last April it reached a point where I could no longer avoid seeking medical care. A visit to the ER landed me in the hospital for a week, during which time I had a procedure to place stents in my pancreas in an attempt to drain fluids from a very large cyst that was discovered after a CT scan. While that was marginally successful more procedures to remove/insert stents were unavoidable. Over the next year I underwent 3 more procedures with varying levels of success and two more hospital stays; one for two days and another for five. This has resulted in a mountain of medical bills and missed work. I do, thankfully, have medical insurance that covered a great deal of the expense, but my responsibility for these procedures and hospital visits has reached a sum of around $8,000. I am launching this campaign in the hopes of beginning to chip away at some of these bills, and at least getting them down to a point where they are more manageable. I am sick to death (pun intended?) of losing sleep worrying about this debt. I desperately want to get back on track with living, and it's nearly impossible with this burden on me. Any donation that can be made will help more than you may know, and 100% of the money raised through this effort will go directly to medical bills. If you've read all this I thank you, and anything you can comfortably contribute will be utterly invaluable in my efforts to start climbing out of this mess.


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Taylor Jenkins 
North Charleston, SC
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