Nancy's Medical Expenses

Hello Everyone,

Thank you for visiting. My name is Jill Rae Suter and I am hoping to raise some money for my mom, Nancy. 

Mom is a beautiful, bright, and lovely woman that has always tried to do her best for her kids, family, community, and loved ones. She has just survived a harrowing experience and now needs help from others to raise money for the medical expenses. Please take the time to look and possibly donate.

Mom’s Story
On February 6th, Mom started her car trip to Florida with my grandmother. On the way down, the right side of her face started feeling really hot and was swelling, so they stopped by an emergency care facility in Tennessee. The workers at the facility said she was fine, gave her some pain medication, anti-inflammatory, and antibiotics and sent her on her way. Mom and Grandma reached Florida no problem and stopped by a friend’s house to stay the night. Things got worse and Mom went to the nearby clinic for the swelling on the 8th. The doctor told her she had a very large abscess growing and they had to have emergency surgery. She was rushed by ambulance 2 hours away to a large hospital where they performed midnight surgery on her neck and face to clear the abscess. This was no ordinary abscess, this was Necrosis Fasciitis, also known as Flesh Eating Bacteria: (warning: the Wikipedia article has some disturbing images)

Mom made it through the surgery and it was only after we learned how bad it was. The doctors said that if it was a day later that she would not have made it. They also said she is the only person at that hospital to survive Necrosis Fasciitis when it has originated at stomach level or further up. Some of the reports I read stated that 100% of people without treatment die and 30-40% of people even with treatment still die. She is extremely lucky that it went so well. She had follow up surgery on the 10th to clean the area and was removed from the ventilator on the 11th. On the 13th, they applied a wound vac to help with the healing process and on the 14th the let her out of ICU. Finally, on February 19th, Mom was released from the hospital. She is still recovering, but she should be okay now.

To Sum Up:
Mom almost died, and that scared me to no end. I am so grateful to the wonderful doctors, nurses, and staff that took care of her at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. This wonderful treatment wasn’t free. Mom’s portion of the surgery and ICU totaled $94,000. I am honestly not sure of the ambulance ride is covered in that amount. Mom does have insurance, but this is the amount NOT covered. So please help Mom, and my family, cover this cost.

Thank you so much to everybody who has sent Mom kind words this during this scary ordeal and Thank you to everybody who donates.

(BTW, the photo is of my Mom right after she was released. You can still see the bandage on her neck.)


ご訪問いただき、誠にありがとうございます。 私、ジル・レイ・スーターと申します。 この度、母、ナンシーのために募金のご協力をいただきたく思っております。

母は、私たち子供や家族や周りの人々に対して思い遣りのある、綺麗で聡明で素敵な女性です。 その母が先日、辛い闘病を経験した後回復したのですが、医療費が高額のために現在、資金援助を必要としております。 もし宜しければその貴重なお時間をいただき、募金にご協力いただけたらと思っております。



そこで母は医師より、成長途中の大きな膿瘍があるため緊急手術が必要だと言われました。すぐに救急車で二時間かけて夜間の緊急手術にも対応している大きな病院に運ばれ、首から顔にかけての膿瘍を摘出する手術を行いました。この膿瘍は普通のものではなく、壊死性筋膜炎(Necrosis Fasciitis)といい、通称「人食いバクテリア」と呼ばれるものだったのです。
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母 は手術を上手く乗り越えることができましたが、後に大変危険な状況であったということを知りました。医師によれば、一日でも手術が遅れていれば間に合わな かったとのことです。また、その病院では、この病気が腹部かそれより上部で発生した患者さんで生きていられたのは、母だけだと言いました。私も、ある研究結果 によるとこの病気で治療しなかった人は100%が死に至り、また治療をした人でも30から40%の人は助からなかったといいます。



母 はもう少しで死んでしまうところだった、と考えた時に、とても恐ろしく思いました。フロリダ大学シャンズ病院で母の世話をしてくれた素晴らしいお医者 様、看護師さん、スタッフのみなさんに大変感謝しております。この素晴らしい治療は当然ただではありません。救急車を呼ぶ費用込みかは存じないのです が、)手術とICUでの療養を合わせて、母の治療には$94,000(、一千万円以上)もの費用が掛かりまし た。もちろん母は保険に加入しておりますが、この提示した費用は負担されなかった分なのです。ですので、この出費においてどうか母と私の家族を、お助けく ださい。




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Rae Suter 
Lincoln Park, MI
Nancy Richey 
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