Paid 11/11/2022
Military Veteran
Medical Emergency
Urgent Health Care

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

On this very special Veterans day my family would like to thank everyone of the special donors that helped us, please know that this blessing means even more because it is happening on veterans day! We realize the very personal sacrifice that all our military brothers and sisters make for each other on the field of battle and we feel humbled that so many have helped us during our battle. God Bless you all and God bless our military!

I Had to Have Surgery to Repair Damage to My Knee, but we Need Help Affording the Medical Bill!

My Story:

I have been a secretary in an elementary school for the past 17 years. I love the staff, students and the feeling of accomplishment that I get from working for my school community. I have been married for 36 years to my wonderful husband. We were high school sweethearts, and he is a military veteran. He enlisted in the NJ National Guard right out of high school and re-enlisted after 9/11. We are both deeply proud of his service, and he has received two honorable discharges in his lifetime. Currently, he doesn't work and receives disability benefits due to his service. We have twin daughters who are both married with families of their own, and we have been blessed with a total of seven grandchildren!

Last June, right before school was out, I sustained a Meniscal Root tear in my knee. Usually the insurance that I have, which is the same as the teachers, covers 90% of my medical bills. However, the surgeon that performed the procedure was not participating with my health insurance, so the cost of the surgery itself falls mostly on my shoulders. Thankfully, all of the other bills for the anesthesia, surgical center, etc. are covered. I have been able to come up with some of what I owe to the out-of-network surgeons, but I can't come up with the whole balance, so I'm very humbly asking for assistance with that.

Having assistance with this bill would be a tremendous help to my family. It will keep us free from serious debt, and it will put us in a much better position to handle our bills going forward. This support will allow my family to get back on track, and it will give us the ability to focus our minds once again on our family and community. We would be so appreciative for assistance with this bill, and I would like to thank everyone who lends us a hand with this in advance.

As of 2022-11-11, 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 2022-11-15, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $600.00 to Professional Orthopaedic Associates on behalf of this deserving individual.