Mara Ruom Medical Fund

On Sept. 12th, I asked my co-worker and Office Manager Mara Ruom to come assist at an offsite work event with our company.  During the event she looked down and was feeling a bit sick; I promptly checked with our teams and given we were through the woods activity wise...I told her to go home and get some rest.

The next day, Wed. 9/13 Mara tried to go to work, however her symptoms kept getting she went across the street from our offices to an Emergency Clinic. At that time, she was diagnosed with Acute Thyroididits and rushed to Medical City Plano, where she was tested for a number of different issues, yielding no results. After further diagnosis, it determined she would have to have half of her Thyroid removed and checked for scheduled for September 24th. The upfront cost paid in full of the surgery will be $1800 as Mara has no health insurance...if not it will be postponed to October 12th pending $1800 payment. This plus the already incurred costs of $1000 for emergency room and hospitalization will put this single mother way behind...only to potentially incur future costs for medications, treatments, and god forbid more surgery for much worse issues :(

I am establishing this page for co-workers, friends, and family alike to help out Mara in this difficult time. Mara is strong and does not want to ask for help so I am taking it upon myself to ask on her behalf. Anything you can donate to help her out would be most appreciated!

PS - All donations go directly to Mara via GoFundMe...she is the sole beneficiary and I have zero access to any funds.

The picture below and phone number [phone redacted] is that of Dr. Masoud Saman MD, the ENT that will perform the surgery.

Here is a video of Dr. Saman with more information on Thyroid issues like Mara's as well.

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Organizer and beneficiary

Matt Bell 
Addison, TX
Mara Ruom 
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