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Help Karens Kidney's
$980 raised
66% of $1.5k goal
14 contributors
2 Years running
A 6mm kidney stone showed up and refuses to leave. We need help paying to see a urologist because I don't have insurance. The stone is causing pain and nausea and has left me bedridden and with a large emergency room bill. I need some help :(

I started having some stomach issues almost a month ago that made me think maybe I needed to have my gallbladder out. I don’t have insurance because Jeff is coved by the VA and our kids have Medicaid and on our budget I just can’t afford to pay $220 a month for insurance just for myself. We live off of my husband’s GI Bill, and his unemployment insurance ran out. He can't get a job right now with me being as sick as I am.

You see, almost 2 weeks ago I got violently ill, I couldn’t keep even water down, and I felt like I was having contractions. Even though we knew it would be expensive, I had to go to the Emergency Room. We were there for about 6 hours; I was on a morphine and saline drip because they hoped I could pass it there. After a CT scan, they told me I have a 6mm stone. It was too big to pass on its own, but since it wasn’t a lifesaving surgery, they had to send me home. I have enough anti-nausea medicine and pain pills to go a few more days, but then I will have to go back to the ER and do it all over again- which is very expensive.


If we meet the goal with the money I am fundraising, I will be able to go to the urologist and have a Lithotripsy, where they break it up with sonic waves. It will also give me the money I need to get on an insurance plan so that if something else comes up (because it always does) I will be okay. and we won’t have to worry about losing our house because we can’t pay the rent or anything like that because of medical bills. It has been a hard transition out of the military. It feels awful to have to ask people to help us out of situations like this. But please, if you can help us at all it would mean the world.


What happens if we don’t make the goal? Well, if that happens, the money we raised will still be enough to help. Any money will help us get set up with a payment plan with the hospital for the ER visits. Additionally, it will help cover the cost of all of the medicine they have me on right now to get though it in relatively little pain.

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