Kelli needs medical help...

$196 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 11 months
Kelli Rush  FALLON, NV
Those that know me, know that financially, we struggle month to month. There was a commercial on TV recently about a 30 day trial for a new hearing aid. I called the number, because it included a free hearing test. I went to Sparks and had my hearing test done on 5/23/2016 only to discover a few things:

1) It is NOT a free trial, it is a "risk-free" trial.
2) My hearing is a lot worse than I suspected.
3) I need a hearing aid for my right ear, and should also get one for my left.
4) Most insurance companies do not cover hearing aids. Those that do, only cover a few hundred dollars (he has never seen one cover more than $300).
5) Hearing aids start at $3,000 and can go up from there.
6) I'm screwed!

What I am asking for, is help to get a hearing aid for my right ear. It would be nice to get one for both, but I would at least like one for the "bad" ear.

I know that I am asking a lot, but please remember, even $5.00 helps. Every penny adds up.

The doctor that did my hearing test told me that there are places, like Starkey, that I can apply for assistance, however the application for Starkey is $250 and there is no guarantee that I will get help.

He also said that there are sometimes "recycled" hearing aids that he comes across. If that happens, and I have the funds, I would go for that, as I don't care if it is recycled or not, as long as I can afford it!

Thank you all for reading this. Please share to help get this out there and hopefully help me get something that I desperately need.

Thank you in advance for any/all donations.
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Update 3
Posted by Kelli Rush
11 months ago
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Between this and my Paypal I have gathered $210 towards this goal. I couldn't be more humbled by those of you who have taken the time to donate. It is amazing and really warms the heart.
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Update 2
Posted by Kelli Rush
11 months ago
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I just got off the phone with Sam's Club's hearing center in Reno (closer than Costco, that's for sure). Their most expensive pair is $3,500. The $3,000 that I have listed on the GFM is for ONE hearing aid. They have some excellent quality ones for $1,750, which is the ones I would go for.

She also informed me that since my test is less than 6 months old, I will not have to have a new test, just come in and go about ordering/fitting hearing aids.

Because of this, I am going to see about editing the goal down to $2,000, in case of taxes.
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Update 1
Posted by Kelli Rush
11 months ago
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Thank you all for the amazing outpouring of support. I am truly humbled.

I wanted to post a quick update to let you know that I have been told about other places (Costco, Sams Club, etc) that have them for less than HALF of what that office wanted. I will be looking into it, as the funds go up a little bit, in case of "office visit" fees.

Again, thank you all, from the bottom of my heart. My husband and son thank you as well!
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$196 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 11 months
Created May 24, 2016
SK
$5
Sara Keim
9 months ago
$10
Stacy Bono
10 months ago
MF
$20
Mary Frame
10 months ago
SW
$20
Sidona Wagstaff
11 months ago (Offline Donation)

(Offline donation)

JP
$10
Joey Paul
11 months ago

I wish it could be more!

CD
$5
Chip Davis
11 months ago
JH
$5
Joseph Hill
11 months ago
RP
$50
Rebecca Pollard
11 months ago
CT
$10
Christian Terry
11 months ago
$11
Lisa Darling-Gorman
11 months ago

Wishing you much luck and hoping you raise all that you need! I know it's not much but I wanted to help so I'm donating what I made from Kindle this month.

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