Let me tell you about my friend Shianne. She’s a hard worker. She’s supportive and makes a positive impact on every person she encounters. When you see her at work, you’ll find her as busy as a beaver, and singing! She has an incredible singing voice, and she plays guitar, too! Oh, and she has a cyst the size of a watermelon on one of her ovaries.
The pain from which landed her in the ER recently. That’s how she found out about it. She’d just been living with the pain and discomfort (and weird round abdomen that wouldn’t shrink, no matter how many crunches we did - did I mention she’s also my workout buddy?). When last measured, the dermoid cyst growing in her body was 11” x 16”. It’s clear it needs to be surgically removed, and obviously, the sooner the better. BUT… she doesn’t have medical insurance. It’s just not an expense she can afford. She makes just too much to qualify for “state benefits” but just little enough to be exempt from the tax penalty of not having medical coverage. See what happened there? She’s in that middle ground, where she just doesn’t get to have medical insurance. AND Peace-Health SW, our nearest local hospital, won’t consider the surgery without payment in advance. I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t have $30k laying around anywhere...
When I told her I wanted to start a fundraiser, she worried that it would be too much of a burden on me.
This woman is too good-hearted and selfless!
So, here are the $$$ details…
Current balance w/ Vanc. Clinic: $605.70
Current balance from ER visit: $5,824.49
Projected surgery costs: PeaceHealth: $24,823.50 (just for surgery -not hospital stay, anesthesiologist, or extra costs) Dr. Masarie (Vanc. Clinic): $3,000 (Who, by the way, is fantastic!)
If you could find it in your heart (or your wallet) to help a total stranger, who’s also a total do-gooder… please do. And if you cannot help financially, please share, so maybe someone else can. Thanks for even taking the time to read this.
I think there’s a link in my bio- 😬
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