Paid 09/21/2019
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Urgent Health Care

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeThrough this note, I would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the donations given towards my application. With your donations you made it possible for me to maintain my Health Insurance policy; thanks to your contributions I am able to get up to date with their bills and continue with my chemotherapy. It is because of people like you, with such kind heart and sympathy, that makes this world a better place to live in, and a role model for people like us to keep us positive and to not give up so easily in this battle with Cancer. Thank you once again for your kindness, generosity and time and effort that you put into making this funding such a success. Words cannot express how I feel. Kind Regards, M.V

Ovarian Cancer Nearly Killed Me. Now It's About to Bankrupt Me and Leave us Homeless. Please Help!

My Story:

I am a single 31 year old woman and I live with my sweet and beautiful grandmother. We live for one another and support each other in every way we can. I am a licensed insurance agent and my grandma is a retired widow.

On April 3rd 2019, I went to the hospital to have what I thought was going to be some simple surgery: removal of an ovarian cyst. The surgery ended up being not so simple, and in the end, they doctors had to remove my entire right over. Then I got the phone call. My doctor told me that after studying my ovary, they'd discovered that I I had ovarian cancer, and that my cancer already had moved to the uterus. As you can imagine, I was devastated, especially since I am not yet a mother.

Anyway, given the severity of this type of cancer, to keep the cancer from spreading to my other organs, in June, I had to undergo a complete hysterectomy. The surgery was a success & I was discharged from the hospital, but three days later, I returned to the hospital with a huge hemorrhage that nearly took my life. I received transfusions plus iron and finally was able to go home, but it was another month before I could go back to work, and all of the time I had to take off was unpaid.

This has been one of the hardest years of my life so far. Cancer nearly killed me and made sure that I won't ever be able to have children. But now, on top of that, I'm left with the medical bills I have to find a way to pay after losing a month's income. Most places have been understanding, but there's one bill they're insisting I pay RIGHT NOW. If I don't, they say they'll send it to collections, and if my wages end up garnished, my grandmother and I will end up with nowhere to live.

So if you would PLEASE help me to pay this one medical bill, I'll find a way to take care of everything else over time. It's just that I've been through a lot, and right now, the one thing I think I need most is a little peace of mind. Helping with this bill would give me that because I wouldn't have to worry about losing absolutely everything to cancer. Thank you so much for helping if you can.

As of 2019-09-21, this application has been fully funded!

This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.

Application Status Update: On 2019-11-15, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $679.40 to Florida Blue on behalf of this deserving individual.