Gloria Fehrenbach Marks is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Sue Oxford Jones.
Susie (Oxford) Jones contracted Paralytic Polio on her first birthday. I met her at Okla State Univ in 1966. We have been friends ever since. She is an amazing independent woman. One story that always amazes me is how she moves her piano and furniture. She gets on the floor and shoves them. That she can do that astonishes me. Susie worked for years and never complained about the pain or working and never went on disability. She is currently struggling with medicine copays (which run at least $250 a month) and medical equipment needs. She needs a bathtub lift to help her get in the tub, which the cheapest is $600. She has had various complications and surgeries over the years (resulting in her spine being in the shape of an "S"), but recently it has become a little overwhelming. And if the Polio wasn't enough, she also has Scoliosis, Post Polio Syndrome, Liver damage, Lymphoma and an enlarged spleen. The doctor's keep passing her from one specialist to another with appointments out several months. She would like to go to Mayo Clinic but is concerned about the cost of getting there and any copays. When I mentioned doing this, Susie was surprised that someone would help her with the expenses. Any small amount would be appreciated.