Kara's Medical Fund

For the past few months, Kara has been experiencing serious headaches and pain in her jaw area. Recently, an MRI confirmed that she needs two extremely expensive surgeries with about 12-18 months of orthodontic work between them.

The first surgery will entail correcting her displaced disks in her jaw joints and removing multiple teeth.  At this time Kara's jaw joints are bone on bone until her disks can be pinned back into place.  Kara will start orthodontics soon after the first surgery.  The second surgery will be to realign her jaws and open her partially blocked airway.

Unfortunately, they cannot be sure they will receive any help from their insurance to pay for the surgeries or orthodontic work. These procedures involve Kara's Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ).   TMJ surgeries are excluded on 99% of all insurance policies.  

The payment must be made before the surgeries take place. Kara has her first surgery at the end this month  (September 2017) and will have a second surgery in 12 months.   

Break-Down of Cost:
-1st surgery and anesthesia will be close to $24,000
-2nd surgery will be close to $40,000
-Orthodontics will be between $7,000-$8,000

The Martin Family has given so much to our community and our local church.   We would love to be able to give back a portion of what blessings that they have already given to us!

UPDATE: 
Kara was able to have her 1st surgery at the end of September. Thank you to all the various donations!
Kara is home and starting the healing process.  Her next step will be braces and then a 2nd surgery. Thank you to all who has donated on this site.
  • Erica & Brett Kramer 
    • $50 
    • 49 mos
  • Tisha Miller 
    • $50 
    • 50 mos
  • Whendi & Bill Martin 
    • $50 
    • 50 mos
  • Vanessa Tourtillott 
    • $50 
    • 50 mos
  • Jeff & Jamie Armstrong 
    • $50 
    • 50 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Amanda Hall 
Organizer
Fort Scott, KS
Paul Martin 
Beneficiary
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