Had Lung Surgery, and Need Help w/ bills

$285 of $100k goal

Raised by 12 people in 37 months
First Coast News Report On My OUTRAGEOUS Medical Bill.

Please Watch the Video.,

This past summer, I suffered through one of the most horrids times of my life.
June 18th, i succumbed to Pneumonia, and Strep in my Lower Right Lung.

I cracked two ribs, coughing so much and collapsed my lung. After making it to the emergency room I was told that I was "Drowning" and that if I didn't get drained and operated on soon, I would not make it.

I spent 35 days in the hospital, and another Two Months on bed rest with Chest Tubes in me. I had to quit my full time job, which had yet to get health insurance, and Basically time has been tough since.

I have never seen this much for a hospital bill, and I'm only 29 years old..

After this report was put out HCA Healthcare decided to be generous and reduce my bill to $118,000.00 WHICH is still out of my range!

I am now working again, but my employer refuses to get us health insurance, I try to buy health insurance but it is ASTRONOMICALLY Impossible for me to afford the premiums.

Please Help.,

I usually am not the person to ask of this., But I really need help.

PS. I know I have set a Goal of 100k, but Anything will help to at least make monthly payments, and to help pay for the follow up X Rays, MRI's, and medications.

Breakdown of Pricing

$300 a month for The doctors visit
$500 a month for X-Rays and MRI's
$775 a month for Medications

That is every month for the next 2 years. Along with paying the main bill of $118,000.00

Yes I am very Very young, 29 years old! I am the oldest brother to 4 younger siblings. Every Prayer, Penny, Second counts! I am trying to keep this positive energy going. My body is a definite fighter. Thank you for your time.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the support, I couldn't thank you enough!
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Update 9
27 months ago

It has been 2 years since my surgery and the bills are still pilling up.

I have my checkup coming up along with needing to get my chest drained and I do need help with the procedure and purchasing the RXs.

Any help would be appreciated.

on a lighter note,

My lawyer has looked at the case and it has been determined that we can take Taco Bell to court for hospital costs.

But that is going to be a long process.

Thank you,

God Bless
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Update 8
31 months ago

Hello Everybody.

I hope all is well out in the world., I would like to take this time to Thank Everyone who have donated so far, and a Thank You to everyone who has shared this to others or who want to help but are yet unable to afford it.

I am still struggling when it comes to these healthcare costs, It becomes a lot when I only make enough to get by without having to pay off a 100k+ hospital bill.

Any help will still be appreciated, and all monies go to paying HCA/Memorial Hospital.

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Update 7
37 months ago

Hello out there.,

I need YOUR Help! I need to pay for my recent Lung Surgery. I was 3 weeks away from getting insurance through my employer, but everything became so much worse than when it started.

please visit www.gofundme.com/savemarcslung
and help me take care of this monetary issue so that I may be able to afford the X-rays, MRI, and medication every month.

And then also I have a $118,000 hospital bills. Down from 300k. Please look into your heart and handbag and please donate to my fund.
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Update 6
37 months ago

Had my bronchoscopy test and I am feeling tired. I will let you know the results when I find out. I am resting up right now. Thanx again everyone, my apologies for being persistent. I am working PT BUT and still do not have health insurance.

I will not forget about you guys. Having your hand is keeping me headstrong. I am are blessed to have such wonderful caring friends standing by my side.The ones that have helped me immensely in so many ways and I really appreciate it. Thank you so much for that!
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$285 of $100k goal

Raised by 12 people in 37 months
Created September 20, 2013
31 months ago
36 months ago
Moni Marie
37 months ago

Medical bills are the worst, I should know. Hope you get to your goal.

Eric Serrano
37 months ago
Julianne Gamel
37 months ago
Jack Twachtman
37 months ago
Michelle Nowlin
37 months ago
Jessica Nelson
37 months ago

From a libertarian friend of Shelton Hull's ...The Golden Rule my friend. Much love!

37 months ago
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37 months ago
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