Give Kimberly a Little Help

This is an uncomfortable request but a necessary one. Here's the story. Kimberly was hospitalized for five days in August, 2013, with a serious liver infection. Because she was in the process of changing her job status from agency to full time, she was covered by Cobra insurance. Apparently there is a cap on their coverage, and Kimberly received a hospital bill for nearly $14,000. In addition, every doctor who came to see her and consult on her case billed her separately. A further frustration was, even after all the tests, transfusions, and biopsies, Kimberly left the hospital without a clear answer as to what caused the infection.

September, 2014, Kimberly was admitted again (this time for 6 days) with the same symptoms. Again, after all the tests, scans, and biopsies, she was released without a clear diagnosis. This time she had better insurance coverage, but still was served with a bill for $6,000.

One of the specialists suggested Kimberly should go to the liver clinic at University of Michigan. She went to the clinic, the doctors there ran more tests and delivered a clear (but scary) diagnosis. Kimberly has a large tumor (probably benign) in the liver which has to be removed because it has been bleeding. In addition, on the opposite side of the liver there is a lesion which also must be removed. Her surgery is scheduled for February 18. Recovery time is estimated to be 8-12 weeks.

We covet your prayers during surgery and recovery and appreciate any help you can offer to offset these medical costs.

Kimberly has a good job with medical insurance, but the patient responsibility of 30% is still a staggering amount with a surgery of this type.

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Margaret Kelly 
Organizer
Riverview, MI
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