Yesterday I logged into Facebook, and noticed on my news feed that one of my friends was having a fundraiser for her mother. When I clicked on the link and read the details I began to cry as I read the screen:
“On June 23rd, Deborah Lynn 55 was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer that has spread to the liver. Her Insurance company Anthem has denied her coverage and refuses to pay for any treatment. I am her daughter. I created this account because SHE wants to fight! and I’m going to help her whatever way I can.”
This is the part of working in healthcare that I don’t like. It breaks my heart when I have to tell a patient we can’t see them because they don’t have the right insurance or because they don’t have insurance at all. I don’t like telling a patient that they can’t have a test because the insurance company deems it unnecessary, even though it may be a test that saves them from a possible amputation or further complications. So, I am asking if you are moved to do so, please donate to her GiveForward account. I know from first hand experience that cancer treatment is expensive without insurance and every little bit helps!
- Young woman’s remarkable bravery after her ‘heartburn’ diagnosis turns out to be advanced pancreatic cancer (dailymail.co.uk)
- Berkshire man completed difficult La Marmotte challenge raising over £1400 for pancreatic cancer charity (pressat.co.uk)
- ‘There’s just no point in being bitter’: Young woman’s remarkable bravery after her ‘heartburn’ diagnosis turns out to be advanced pancreatic cancer (jtm71.wordpress.com)