Many of you know Julie and Fay from All God's Children MCC. They've been together for decades.
A few years ago they moved further north in Minnesota to live their retirement dream, And then they got the news that Fay's throat cancer had returned with a vengeance. She'd beat it a decade ago but here they were again. Surgery was scheduled, then chemo, and then radiation. This time they had to removed her voice box and a good bit of the structures around it. She communicates now via a portable computer screen which, though it works, leaves her isolated and having to write her words.
She's been in and out of the hospital non-stop this year, with infections, complications, and issues with the ability to get enough nutrition to thrive. Her spouse Julie has been at her side as have many of their friends.
Fay and Julie have good insurance. But as of this writing the out of pocket bills total over $140,000. That is because a good deal of her treatment has been coded as "miscellaneous" and is not covered. This reality is as cancerous as the cancer. Yes, they both hope some of this amount will be re-coded, but no one knows if and when that could happen.
Meanwhile the financial stress has become an unnecessary burden.
They need help now or they could lose everything they've worked a lifetime for. If you could make a donation of any amount, we'd like to flood them with not only financial assistance, but the knowledge that they are not alone in this.
Fay is beginning to get some of her strength back. She's not completely out of the woods but its looking much better every day. Please help if you possibly can.
Your donations will begin to address the pile of out of pocket bills with one additional goal. There's a device that would allow Fay to speak again. It's cost is $4000 and you guessed it, its not covered by insurance. How wonderful it would be if Julie could once again hear Fay's voice--and Fay could speak the words "I love you" again.
May it be so.
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