Paid 02/28/2020
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Urgent Health Care

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

Thank you so much for funding my grant application. I am filled with gratitude for all of you - whom I have never met - who have helped me with some of my medical expenses. This act of anonymous generosity makes me hopeful, especially in these times of great discord in our world. Thank you for inspiring me and for helping me get through a rough financial time. I will definitely pass it on when I am able to do so.

I am a Cancer Survivor & Need Your Help With a Medical Balance

My Story:

I am single female and have worked for non profit organizations my whole life. I've chosen this career path because it's important for me to give something back to the community. Currently, I am working part time as an EMT teaching wilderness medicine and also have another part-time job working for a local small business. I am looking for full-time employment but find it hard to make ends meet due to ongoing medical expenses.

I was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer several years ago, and I had surgery to remove the tumor. While I have been cancer free for several years, my doctors want every small unusual occurrence to be investigated. I recently had to have an endometrial biopsy to rule out uterine, ovarian and cervical cancer due to some changes in my reproductive system. I'm grateful to my doctor for their vigilant attention. However, not only is there considerable stress in waiting for lab results, but also a lot of financial stress, too. I am asking for Modest Needs help to pay for an outstanding bill for the endometrial biopsy. The amount due is the balance after insurance adjustments. The clinic where I owe the bill doesn't offer any kind of financial assistance. I'm afraid that I will be sent to collections which will cause more stress and financial turmoil. I have to have an MRI every year and the only insurance I can afford has a high deductible so I have to pay for it out of pocket each year, which contributes to my medical debt increasing.

This funding will help me get back on track. It will allow me to focus more on finding a permanent job with benefits so I can work to continue paying off other debts. Thank you.

As of 2020-02-28, 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 2020-03-06, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $217.63 to Western Montana Clinic on behalf of this deserving individual.