He needs surgery to remove a large mass between his heart and lung. His Doctor believes it is benign and his prognosis is good. However, recovery will take at least 2 months. He will be physically restricted and unable to work for at least that long.
He has insurance, but after he pays the $6,700 deductible, only 80% of the remaining medical bills are covered. So in addition to the $6700, he will pay 20% out of pocket for all the pre-op scans, tests, two overnights in the hospital after surgery, Physical Therapy and follow ups. We don't know exactly what those charges will be yet, (nor does the hospital yet), but it will easily reach $10,000. In addition to this, he will be income free for two months, but while his income takes a break, his bills will not! I think we can all imagine what could happen to us if we suddenly incurred that kind of debt, and were unable to work for a long stretch. No one should be worrying about finances while dealing with a medical emergency.
Let's limit that unnecessary stress, support my brother (a truly good man), and help him recover. Any amount you contribute is helpful.
$10,000. Is a lot, I know. But if you know Bob, you know what a generous spirit, and big heart he has. Now he needs us. Please give what you can and send him love and warmth. Please let us know if you have questions. You can send messages to me or Bob through this site, or you can text Bob, message Bob's long time friend and band mate, Scott Lunt on Facebook. Thanks to Scott and Lisa Lokken in Duluth for spreading the word, and to all of you who've posted on Facebook. I'll get another update from Bob to post shortly.
thanks for your support,
Jei Olson with Bob Olson 2011
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