URGENT NEED: $5,000 for medication for Eliane!
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IMMEDIATE NEED:  $5,000 FOR MEDICATION FOR ELIANE! Eliane urgently needs an infusion of Remicade®. Each infusion costs $5,000. But she has been told her next infusion, due September 29, 2014, WILL NOT be administered unless the hospital gets ... More ...

IMMEDIATE NEED:  $5,000 FOR MEDICATION FOR ELIANE!

Eliane urgently needs an infusion of Remicade®. Each infusion costs $5,000. But she has been told her next infusion, due September 29, 2014, WILL NOT be administered unless the hospital gets the money UP FRONT. She has NO INSURANCE. The first two infusions were administered under the auspices of the Emergency Room.

ABOUT ELIANE

Eliane is a vibrant, hard-working, health-conscious young wife and mother of 3. This past August she was hospitalized and diagnosed with severe UC (Ulcerative Colitis), a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the lower intestine (colon). The doctors put her on intravenous liquids, ordered a colonoscopy, series of X-Rays, CAT scans, blood transfusions, iron infusions, painkillers, steroids, and ultimately had to be treated with a very serious and expensive drug called Remicade® as she was not responding to the initial treatment.

REMICADE

Remicade® can reduce signs and symptoms, induce and maintain remission, promote intestinal healing, and reduce or stop the need for steroids in adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis who haven't responded well to other therapies. It has a 60% success rate--much better than 10% without the drug.

ABOUT ULCERATIVE COLITIS

Prior to the aggressive treatment, Eliane had been passing blood for 3 solid weeks. She was too weak to walk, barely talk, or eat. After two long hospital stays, Eliane is home now, and doing much better. She is still very weak, but starting to get a little more active as she regains her strength after the blood transfusions and iron infusions. She is on a strong tab of Vitamin D, as well, and fighting anemia, but improving overall.

However, Eliane is still is on prednisone and Imuran, but urgently needs another infusion of Remicade®. Each infusion costs $5,000. The first two were administered under the auspices of the Emergency Room. But she has been told her next infusion, due September 29, 2014, WILL NOT be administered unless the hospital gets the $5,000 UP FRONT.

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Eliane does not have any health insurance. Her husband, Sam is on Medicare. So far they have not been able to obtain ANY financial assistance to cover the doctors, hospital stays, medications, etc. They are working on that, but the URGENT need is for the Remicade® infusion due in 10 days.

 

PLEASE HELP!

Any help you feel compelled to send will be greatly appreciated and utilized appropriately.

Our sincerest thanks to all of you.

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