As many of you may know, Nancy had been working full time as a middle school band director for 11 years. Previous to her cancer diagnosis, she had some serious medical issues involving her lungs, digestive and nervous system, and she had to go on medical leave while she was pursuing a diagnosis. She had large medical bills during this time, but she was able to manage them because she was still under the school system’s insurance, and her health seemed to be improving greatly. Since Nancy decided with the help of her doctors that she could not continue at the middle school, she resigned from the public school system knowing that at the end of June she would lose her insurance benefits. After being turned down repeatedly by other companies, she was finally able to secure a high-deductible, high out-of-pocket group insurance policy through a professional music organization in March. However, at the end of June, she found the lump in her breast.
Nancy’s insurance policy has a $3,500 deductible and an $11,000 out-of-pocket, which she met very quickly, and her plan continues to charge a $200 facility access fee and $750 in hospital fee/day even after the out-of-pocket maximum is reached. She also has $4,600 of genetic testing that the insurance will not cover. In January, her $3,500 deductible and $11,000 out-of-pocket will begin all over again. With her current diagnosis, she will be facing continuing treatment and testing next year and likely for the rest of her life, and after a cancer diagnosis, no other insurance will accept her. Nancy is determined to keep working as much as possible, but her current jobs only take care of her normal bills. As much as mom, dad and the rest of us siblings would like to pay for all of her medical expenses, we would not be able to make much of a dent.
I have personally seen what an amazing impact giving can make as many people reached out to my wife and I after the Nashville flood destroyed our home over 2 years ago. Nancy is an amazing, Godly woman that has put all of her trust in our Lord. Please consider helping her in some way. Even a little can go a long way.
We have also just learned that for every dollar donated to Nancy, 1213online.org will match up to $5,000.
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119 N Glen Arven Ave.
Temple Terrace, FL 33617