Medical Expense - No Insurance

It's time I put my PRIDE aside and ask for some desperately needed help.

I am a struggling business owner (photography) and only able to work in a limited capacity, part time, with an Inventory/Audit company. I am also receiving monthly Social Security payments (partial) and not yet eligible for Medicare for another three years.

Last year I suffered a major stroke, but managed to pull through with only minor issues. With my current cost of living and without any insurance coverage due to the high cost in monthly premiums, it has been and still is a challenge in trying to pay down all the debt owed to the hospital along with doctors fees.

Very recent, another health concern has come to light. After a visit to an urologist through my GPs suggestion, a tumor has been found and I am likely in the early stages of Bladder Cancer.  As of this writing, I am currently waiting for a scheduled date for extraction and biopsy. This is considered out patient with an overnight stay for observation. I can only imagine the cost affiliated, not only with the procedure but my concern is "the what if" scenario and other drastic measures that could come into play.

Hopefully I will begin to feel stronger, emotionally and physically, so I can move forward doing what I love best, creating art and mentoring aspiring photographers.

Whatever you can do would be so greatly appreciated and I surly would be humbled by this experience.

Thank you so much.

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Steven W. Foster 
Hialeah, FL
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