Help Michelle with her surprise ambulance bills

Michelle Zhu is a bright and caring teenager who only recently got diagnosed with lupus.  Back in 2019, she was admitted to the emergency room for a hemoglobin level of 4 (when the normal level is at least 12). At the hospital she was admitted to, they didn't have the correct resources to accommodate her, so she needed to be transported to a different one in the city. While her mom offered and asked to drive her herself, the hospital insisted she use an ambulance as it was a case of emergency. Because of this short ambulance ride, Michelle's family was charged a ridiculous $7000, adding on to other medical bills that were starting to pour in.

On November 21, 2020, just last month, Michelle was out working with a friend for a school club when she lost consciousness and experienced a seizure. Her friend quickly called an ambulance, Michelle's second surprise ambulance ride, which took her to the hospital while she drifted in and out of consciousness. There, she was diagnosed with early onset seizure, on top of her existing chronic illness.

Lupus is an auto-immune disease that affects the whole body with debilitating symptoms such as fever, fatigue, joint pain and more, and also puts Michelle at higher risk of complications and death during the COVID-19 pandemic. Early onset seizure means that she may experience even more seizures in the future. When the ambulance arrived this past month and took her to the hospital just 10 minutes away, this added another unnecessarily large $3000 debt to already piling bills. We could prevent Michelle's mom from losing all her savings or going into debt over outrageously high medical expenses through your donations. As the payments become more and more of a burden on their family, we ask anyone who is able to help cover these costs contribute to Michelle's cause.

Thank you so much for any love and support you're able to provide ♥.

[EDIT: I’m sorry for causing worry, Michelle is healthy and out of the hospital at the moment. Thank you for your concern!]


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Fay-Ling Laures 
Chicago, IL
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