Thursday, May 22, 2008

Sean Needs Heart Surgery

A long time friend of mine has been dealing with numerous financial and health challenges with her family.  She's bravely faced each of them.  But, now she needs some help.   Her son, Sean, was born with a congenital heart defect.  Sean is now 13 and the doctors have decided it's time to repair his heart.  Unfortunately, this comes right after Debra and her husband Jon both got raises and Debra took a second job.  Why would this be unfortunate?  Because now the state of Washington has dropped Sean from the CHIPS insurance program. They make "too much money".  Debra and Jon are facing about $6,300 of out-of-pocket medical expenses.  They don't have $6,300!  Debra got the second job so they could afford to eat and stay in their rented house.  Don't get me started on a health care system that penalizes people for working two jobs to get ahead.

Please visit Sean's site.  You can read more details about Sean and send him and his family a message of encouragement.  If you can find it in your heart to donate $5, $10 or $25 to help cover their expenses for Sean's surgery, that would be tremendously helpful. Or, you can donate right now by clicking on the widget below.

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