Melissa Nichols Krulac does not qualify for Medicare and will need to pay Cobra for herself, her young son and my brother (her husband). This is near impossible as Melissa has lost her job, as of today, August 21, 2017.
Her treatment is scheduled for September 2017. Once the surgery is complete, she will be quarantined for 100 days, in an apartment five miles from the hospital. Due to her illness and compromised immune system, neither her son nor husband can live with her during this time.
Without this transplant, Melissa's prognosis is one year.
The funds we are seeking are for Cobra insurance, rent (for the in-town apartment), transportation to and from the hospital, prescriptions for recovery, food and living expenses.
As a contractor, her husband's job will not allow for any paid time off, which will interfere will hospital visits and care.
The funds they are seeking will keep Melissa insured and safe while she recovers, as well as paying for whatever expenses her family finds necessary for day to day living.
Please keep my family in your prayers, as we know any little bit of positivity is helpfull in this difficult journey.
Thank you and God bless you and yours.