Peter's Safety Net

Peter went in for a routine physical. The doctor picked up an irregular heartbeat and ordered an EKG. The EKG came back with a diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation. So, the doctor sent him to the ER. Peter has a history of Congestive Heart Failure, and the doctor wasn't taking any chances. At the hospital, they put him on meds to get his heart rate under control and then ran some tests. One of the tests they ran was on his kidneys to check for blockages. There were no blockages. What there was, however, was a mass. So they sent him for an MRI.

The preliminary diagnosis was cancer. But they wouldn't know for sure until they ran more tests.

Enter Hurricane Irma.

Peter wouldn't learn the results of the biopsy for quite some time due to the disruption caused by Irma. When he finally did learn, the results were... frustrating. The biopsy missed the mass altogether. It was useless and would have to be done again. 

Peter needs access to high-quality healthcare NOW, and he wants to be able to access the best doctors in the country. And, as we all know, health insurance doesn't even begin to cover everything. 

I met Peter several years ago at a retreat for authors and illustrators. We became friends and have stayed in touch over the years, even though he lives in Florida and I live in Washington state. Thank heavens for the internet!

There are a lot of unknowns right now, but what we do know is that Peter can use some financial and emotional support now and as he continues this journey. All funds will go straight to Peter, for him to use as necessary to protect his health, security, and happiness throughout these difficult times.

Would you please join me in adding to Peter's safety net?
  • Marlena Frank 
    • $30 
    • 29 mos
  • Christina Uss 
    • $50 
    • 41 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 42 mos
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    • $50 
    • 42 mos
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    • $100 
    • 42 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Laurie Thompson 
Bellevue, WA
Peter Salomon 
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