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help Qik1 with medical costs

$2,833 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 43 people in 8 months
Created September 14, 2018
a long time gamer (a former Nintendo World Champion from the 1994 Nintendo Powerfest) and twitch streamer needs medical help, please help as the american healthcare system seems to only help the well off any and all help will be gratefully received

www.twitch.tv/qik1/videos for past streams.

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Final update. Finished my meds yesterday and I am back to normal now. I have a follow up doctor visit at the end of the month and that's all. Thanks again for everything everyone did for me.
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Started what should be my last week of meds yesterday. Cephalexin 4 times a day. Should be done with the infections after that. Still dealing with a cough from the pneumonia but other than that all is well and I'm back to normal.

Bills started coming in this week. 3 bills at around $1,000 a piece. I think I one of them will get covered but the others 2 are definitely not. Guess we'll see what else ends up coming.
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Feeling much better these days aside from the cough that won't go away and is bothering my throat now. I saw my infection doctor yesterday and he wants me to do one more week of pills and then see him again at the end of the month.

Got a phone call this morning to confirm a doctors appointment for Thursday that I didn't even know I had so that was great. Now I have 2 doctor visits on Thursday, one morning and one evening.

I also got my first bill today. The ambulance that took my from the ER to the main hospital where I stayed for a week. Only $1,077 for an ambulance ride that featured the back door opening on the highway and then having them tie the door shut with bungie cord.
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I go in for my last IV antibiotic treatment today and can finally get my PICC line removed from my arm. I go on pills for a week starting tomorrow and hopefully the infections will be cleared after that.

Yesterday was a pretty extraordinary day. I made a post on reddit which got a great response and it led to Julia from Polygon wanting to do an article on what happened. It brought a lot of new eyes to the situation and to my stream which I am very thankful for.

What everyone has given and the words of encouragement have been nothing short of awe inspiring. I never expected any of this and can only continue to be thankful as I recover from my ailments.

I'll leave links here to the reddit thread and Polygon article for anyone that might have missed them.

https://old.reddit.com/r/Twitch/comments/9j8ib4/a_story_about_how_my_viewers_quite_possibly_saved/

https://www.polygon.com/2018/9/27/17910236/mike-qik1-iarossi-twitch-gofundme-campaign-sick
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Raised by 43 people in 8 months
Created September 14, 2018
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