Alice is a 41 year-old single mother of two who works multiple jobs, including a career as a Medical Assistant in Prescott, Arizona ("Everybody's Hometown"). Per doctor's orders, Alice is unable to work forat least 3 months.
All donations will be applied to Alice's monthly bills including rent, food, insurances, and medical expenses associated with previous and recent hospital procedures/surgeries.
Please help Alice and consider a small donation to ease Alice's financial stress during her recovery. You also can contribute by sharing her story with your networks. It warms my heart to know we all can make a difference in her family's life during time of need.
WHY BYPASS SURGERY AT 41?
Allow me to share Alice's health history. Alice grew up in Palmer, Alaska where she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 15. Her kidney function progressively deteriorating resulting in her second child, Lexi, being born premature in 2002.
In 2010, at age of 34, Alice underwent her first heart procedure where she received 4 stents. Exactly a year and a half later, she received her 5th stent. Shortly thereafter, she escaped an abusive relationship with her two children, who were 11 and 7 at the time.
Alice graduated with a certificate as a Medical Assistant (CMA). Armed with a new skillset, she and the two kids moved to Washington state to pursue new opportunities.
Unfortunately, in 2013 she encountered a health setback, she underwent an emergency heart procedure (more stents) in Utah while on a road trip with her kids.
In 2015, while residing in California, she had a very extended stay in southern CA hospital due to issues with another stent surgery. She had no insurance therefore could not afford necessary medications for one year, during which she filed and was denied twice for disability payments.
In 2016, Alice's deteriortating health necessitated moving to Prescott to be closer to her mother. Even with her health issues, Alice continued working multiple jobs to support Riley's collegiate studies in New York (he is focusing on acting) and Lexi's impending modeling career. I want to share Lexi recently received a grant from Yavapai Community College to help special needs students.
This past June 2017, our close knit staff knew she was not well. Alice had her second heart attack followed by third in August. The doctor stated that bypass surgery was eminent.
NEW YEARS EVE 2018 ...
Alice had her 4th heart attack and multiple cardiac events within the following 72 hours. Alice has exhausted her annual leave and does plan to apply for emergency funds from her employer but will be a limited amount. Alice remains in the hospital at this time.
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