Terry Hensley's Medical Expenses

Hello everyone, my name is Seth Bartnick. I have been best friends with Terry for about 20 years.  Terry recently left his job working for St. Louis County to pursue another career opportunity. He planned to go under his wife’s insurance coverage as soon as it was time for her annual enrollment, which he had to wait two months.  Terry has been healthy throughout his life without having to spend any time in the hospitals, so he figured, as the majority of us would, that we could make it two months without health insurance. Well unfortunately, his wife Michelle found him lying on the ground in the middle of the night moaning. He could not recall who she was or who is kids were. This was a very scary moment and Michelle had to call Terry's dad to help get him to the hospital. Terry had to spend a week in the ICU while they tried to determine what was going on. They ended up diagnosing him with Viral Meningitis and sent him home when he started recognizing people again. 

Two days after being home, he had another episode with the same symptoms. He had to spend another week in the hospital with the same test that were done before as well as additional test to determine if it was still Viral Meningitis since it doesn’t usually reoccur so quickly. 

From the time Terry started the symptoms to when he was released from the hospital, he didn’t remember anything that happened and he had lost 30 lbs. He was out of work for three weeks and would not go back for another two. While in the hospital he racked up a medical bill of $70,000. He filled out paperwork to get the bill lowered with the hospital, but was not selected.

Since then, Terry has started receiving the bills and has been under a lot of stress due to them recently moving into a new house and his inability to work to full capacity. Terry is a proud man and hates to ask for assistance, so we had to have some conversations to let him know that people love him and want to help during hard times that could fall upon any of us. Please support Terry, Michelle, and their two kids Lilly and Jackson, get back to a less stressful, enjoyable life.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,

Seth Bartnick


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Organizer and beneficiary

Seth Bartnick 
Saint Louis, MO
Terry Hensley 
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