I'm starting this fund for my friend Margaret Armbruster- Hosford. Ms. Hosford to many students and parents, over the past 15 years. Many of you know her but are unaware of the difficulty she is facing.
Margaret fell and injured her neck, back, left and right shoulders. It took several months to get in to see any doctors. Eventually she did and had to undergo injections and pt. When those didn't give her relief, she had to undergo surgery to her cervical spine, four levels of her neck are now fused, as well as surgery her left shoulder, rotator cuff. She is a teacher, therefore she was not paid during the summer months of 2015 and 2016. At the beginning of the 2016 school year doctors determined she was unable to return to teaching and reported she needed two additional surgeries. Right shoulder and low back. That's when the troubles started. After ordering a test, to determine which surgery should be performed, all treatment was stopped. This is now going to be a long drawn out court battle, during which time Margie will not receive medical attention or pay.
Although she puts up a "tough front" she really is in need of all of our help. Help can come in many forms but of course monetary concerns are a major stressor. Due to leave of absence Margie received notice her health benefits will terminate as of November first, unless she pays the Cobra fees. Margie has other medical concerns which are not due to the accident and needs coverage. One medication would cost $4000 per month, without insurance.
If you are able, please donate to help this special teacher. If you would prefer to help in different ways or send a note of support, please mail to her sister Jeanne's address. ( 113 Race Track Drive, Town Bank, New Jersey, 08204) Margie has moved in with Jeanne, her husband Sean and their children to get the emotional, physical and financial, support she needs.
She needs all of our prayers and support to "fight the good fight"! Margie has enhanced many lives. If you or someone you know has been positively effected by this wonderful teacher please reach out and let her know. I know she could use all the positive thoughts and prayers. "Snail mail" would certainly lift her spirits.
Thank you in advance for helping her get through this difficult time.