Cutting Through Red Tape for Diana

Several years ago Diana suffered what appeared to be an incidental injury to her hand.  After surgery and therapy issues began to develop which caused a great deal of pain and discomfort.  Diana was diagnosed with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome.   RSD is a chronic pain condition which requires multiple medications in order to live with it.  Over the years, treating RSD has resulted in the development of other issues, including narcotic induced gastro paresis and she is now on a feeding tube. 

Never one for giving up, Diana has worked hard to try to maintain as much of her independence as possible and her positive outlook.  Anyone who knows Diana knows that in spite of all she's gone through, she continues to push through, often doing it with a sense of humor and a smile.

She's done everything right.  She's not one of those people who is taking advantage of the disability system, but unfortunately the system is now taking advantage of her.  She needs our help to make sure she is able to get through at least the next few months of paying for medications she desperately needs.

Diane needs a regimen of 19 meds to maintain her health.  She pays for a premier drug plan so that she can get her medications.   She was told there would be no changes to her costs or coverages for 2018.  Now one med has gone from a $25 copay to $250 and another  from a $2 copay to $716 with no notice. After multiple herings to appeal this with an administrative law judge, Diana has been turned down again.   These 2 meds alone will now cost her almost $1000 per month.  Those 2 meds are the most important to her in terms of getting by on a day to day basis. 

Our health care system is not working and while there are many stories of people who have been failed by it, I have been fortunate enough to have not known someone personally until now. 

Please support this go fund me to help Diana with her medication costs as she tries to work her way through the tangle of red tape.

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  • Eric Wlasak 
    • $100 
    • 22 mos
  • Rhonda Bernard 
    • $100 
    • 25 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 25 mos
  • Esther Blaskovich  
    • $100 
    • 26 mos
  • Gina Delgado 
    • $20 
    • 26 mos
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Linda Foster 
Organizer
Pekin, IL
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