Rory Monroe Medical Fund

We are seeking the help of our community, family and friends. We have never been the type of people that could reach out and ask for help but medical bills and travel expenses have started to exceed what we can afford.

Meet Rory Monroe. When he was born, there were concerns with his kidneys. His doctors were hopeful that he would grow out of his condition with in the year and we would have nothing to worry about. He was put on a low dose antibiotic and we waited a year to do more test and scans.

At his year check up in October 2013 we found out that one kidneys is pretty healthy and looks good but the other was a risk of dying from any little infection. It is small and not functioning the way it should be. We were scheduled to take him into surgery with in 2 weeks to correct some issues to protect the kidney. There was a real possibility that he would come out of surgery with only one kidney.

The surgery was the longest four hours of our lives. We were so happy that the surgery went well and he still has both kidneys. His doctors made sure to explain that even though the surgery went great and he is doing great, we won't know if the procedure worked until we do scans in Feb. 2014. And he will always be at risk of losing that kidney whether or not it worked, the procedure was to stop any further damage. He just went in again recently for a quick surgery to remove his stents and so far so good. Now we sit and wait....and now the bills are coming in.

We are a family of five and live in Wasilla, Alaska and all his doctors are in Anchorage, Alaska. I stay at home with our three children while my husband works. We basically live paycheck to paycheck with very little to spare. We have Premera insurance but that doesn't cover everything and with the Affordable Care Act our monthly has nearly doubled.(How is that affordable, I still don't understand.)

Any donation amount helps. Feel free to share our page also. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts during this time.

-The Geurin Family

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Heidi N James Geurin 
Wasilla, AK
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