Martha's Medical Expenses

On Saturday, June 24th 2017, I awoke to a myriad of missed calls & voicemails--none of which, I recognized the numbers. As I began checking the voicemails, my phone began to ring again; it was one of my mom's coworkers. She notified me, my mom never made it to work.

I immediately went to my mom's bedroom, where I found her lying on her bed. Instinctively, I knew something was seriously wrong. She was incoherent & had trouble moving. My aunt (mom's sister), my girlfriend, and myself rushed her to Eisenhower Medical Hospital. We spent the entire day there as they conducted various tests, lab work, CT Scans, MRIs, & a spinal tap on her. 

As as a result of all the testing, we were told she would need to be medically transported to another hospital an hour and a half away in Fontana, Ca to see a Neurosurgeon. To say the least, a mass was found on her brain.

I have spent the last 7 years trying establish myself so that I can take care & support my mother. Although I have advanced my career, I've found it difficult trying to financially support & take care of her.

As a result of all this, I found out my mom has not met her $2K deductible. Further, she is in need of various treatments and will need to see a variety of specialists--to not only conduct an array of procedures, but she will need medication as well. Not to mention the cost of the hospitalization bills and testing at Eisenhower (an out-of-network hospital), a medical transport, etc. you name it. She will probably no longer be able to work. These bills most probably exceed $15K. To make matters worse, we are being forced to move by the end of July.

Those who know me, know I am very independent and handle my own. Though in this case, I am quickly sinking--and we will drown if we don't get help. We are in dire need of any financial assistance. I would appreciate any help. 

~Dawn D.

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Dawn Marie Diaz 
La Quinta, CA