Medical Bills - after COVID, a Stroke and Cancer.
Hi, my name is John Penwarden, I'm a Medically Retired Disabled Veteran that has survived a Brain Aneurysm. I'm living on a fixed income.
However, building a GoFundMe page for my wife Robin. She was a Nurse at the Portland V.A. - Vancouver CLC Hospice Unit for 14 years. In January 2022 contracted COVID at work. Several weeks later at the end of February, she returned to work. To suffer a disabling stroke just a few days later on February 22. She has not been able to work since. Then as she was getting thru her various therapies from the stroke it was found she had cancer. In late December she underwent surgery and had her right kidney and ureter removed. As far as we know from the various follow-up exams, labs and tests she has been cancer free since that time. The V.A. permanently retired Robin on March 31st.
As mentioned she has been without any income source since her stroke in February and times are certainly lean here.
Then just this past week Robin received a Letter of Indebtedness from the U.S. Government for her Employee Sponsored Medical Insurance. It is several 1000 dollars. We have depleted our savings and all resources this past year surviving. We have managed to pay all our bills. If this debt isn't paid by May 6th it will start to incur tremendous fees. We need assistance.
Medical Bills from the U.S. Government - after COVID, a Stroke and Surviving Cancer. All in one year (2022)
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Thank you for your time !
John & Robin Penwarden
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