Kyle Kemp (US Veteran, Coast Guard)

In the last 48 hours a lot has changed for the Kemp family which has been overwhelming to say the least. The Kemps were notified that Kyle will be transferred to an inpatient rehab facility in Jacksonville, FL to build Kyle's strength on January 22nd, which is great news. Though still paralyzed from the chest down, his markers for the cancer has reduced, again great news. Kyle is heading in the right direction and very excited. He just recently told me last night he is nervous and looking forward to Monday. He stated, "This is like going to boot camp, I am going to work hard and stay focused, so I can come home to my wife in our house and not be put back in the hospital."
With these great milestones made, also came some bad news on Tuesday. They went to order Kyle's chemo medicine just as they have for the last few months and was told the cost would be $4400 which is part of their deductible. They asked if they could make payments, and was advised no must be paid in full. As of right now Kyle has not been able to take chemo for 2 days, the same chemo that has reduced his markers. In addition to that Kyle will need home equipment such as a specialized wheel chair, hospital bed and much more which won’t be determined until after rehab. The insurance will only pay $5000 for the DME benefit everything else will be out of pocket. He will also need 24/7 care when he returns home.
I know there has been so many people that have helped in many ways, which the Kemps are very appreciated of. Help is not always about giving financially, but maybe someone knows someone who can help with getting equipment or knows programs that help in getting things like this. If you can donate to help that is great as well. Sometimes it just about sharing the story to see who is out there who may have gone through this with advice on how to cope with this situation.
Kyle is also a Veteran from the US Coast Guard so maybe there is programs we aren’t aware of that can help.

Thanks in advance for your Support

Sandie Miller
  • Sandie Miller 
    • $50 
    • 52 mos
  • Lauren Perez 
    • $50 
    • 52 mos
  • Kip Pyle 
    • $10 
    • 52 mos
  • Teresa B. 
    • $60 
    • 53 mos
  • Brenda (Aetna) Heine 
    • $50 
    • 56 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Sandie Miller 
Drexel, FL
Lisa Kemp