Dear Potential Donor,
I hope all is well with you and your loved ones. I am facing a challenge that has forced me to swallow my pride and ask for help to get control of my circumstances. For those of you who know me, you know how incredibly difficult this is for me to do.
In the past couple of months, I have experienced a medical situation that required many tests ordered by my neurologist at South Bay Neurology in Morgan Hill, CA (the neurologist suspects Multiple Sclerosis). While I am immensely grateful for the care I received, I was not prepared for the financial burden that followed. Unfortunately, my medical insurance coverage was not sufficient to cover all the associated costs, leaving me with substantial medical bills that I am unable to afford on my own. Prior to my current situation, in October 2021 to April 2022 I underwent surgery, specialized wound care, and radiation for a rare dermal cancer (Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans [DFSP]) for which I am still attempting to pay off the balances left after the insurance payments.
The total amount of the medical bills is $8,653.76, however I lost one of the receipts for $900 from South Bay Neurology, so I can only show proof for $7,753.76. Despite my best efforts to manage my finances responsibly, I am unable to make ends meet while also addressing this unexpected debt. Prior to my medical expenses, my credit rating was 833, I had no credit card debt, and my bills were up-to-date. Now due to these medical expenses, I am currently in a situation where I am struggling to meet my daily living expenses, let alone address this significant financial obligation. In addition, the current interest rate(s) will only add to the difficulty in repaying the credit card issuer the balance due.
I am reaching out to you, not as a last resort, but rather as a hopeful request for support. Any assistance, no matter how small, would make a tremendous difference in helping me alleviate the stress and uncertainty that these medical bills have brought into my life.
If you find it within your heart to help, I would be deeply grateful. Any contribution towards my medical bills would go directly towards resolving this financial burden and allowing me to focus on my health and the animals that I foster for the county shelter. These fur babies are the main driving force as to why I am requesting help. In order to be there for them to help them be prepared for their forever homes I need to have my focus on their wellbeing and not consumed with anxiety over my medical debt. Reducing the amount of my outstanding medical bills would also free up funds to help me do more to make my tiny apartment more accommodating to my foster animals (for example, sourcing an incubator at an affordable price). I understand that you may have many commitments, and your consideration of my request is truly appreciated.
Upon request I can provide a copy of the outstanding medical bills that I have available for your reference. I am also available at (240) 277-0631 or SidburyK@charter.net to provide any further information or answer any questions you may have. Donation may be made to my PayPal account via my PayPal.me link: https://paypal.me/karensidbury?country.x=US&locale.x=en_US
Thank you so much for taking the time to read through my request. I know that everyone is busy so I truly appreciate the few minutes you gave me today.
With heartfelt gratitude,
Karen E. Sidbury