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    unlimitedtazmania2
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    Sorry to burden you all with this but need your help.



    Jeremy, age 26, has been on his cancer battle for 4 years now. The

    funds are waining. I have sold candles and dishclothes to everyone

    that I know and lots of people that I do not know. We have had a

    fundraising auction. We are getting at wits ends as this not only

    is costing him but it is cutting into our housing budget. We are

    required to drive 5 hours one way for treatment (Indianapolis IN).

    The hotel that ACS (American Cancer Society) puts in requires $25

    dollars to park our car per day. There are meals, hospital parking,

    etc., everytime we have a check up and now he has been diagnosed

    with Leukemia secondary to Testicular cancer. Which means more

    travel and treatment. Next month we are required a 4 week stay in

    the hospital where I can sleep at bedside but 4-8 weeks of

    outpatient care which will require a apartment where his meals are

    fixed by me and daily trips to the hospital.



    Any ideas how to come up with needed funds? The church will provide

    us with our food from the pantry but we are not going to be able to

    use this until we get the apartment.



    Thank you for reading this.








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    mem68
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    Ask to speak w/ the social worker of the hospital. Does he have medicaid?

    medicare?SSI? If he has been sick for 2 years he should have these.

    Usually if you have a parking ticket You can get the MD's office tostamp the

    parking ticket and you won't have to pay for parking.

    Ask the social worker about a cheap apartment?

    If you stay w/ your son you can order a guest tray sent up w/ his tray.

    Good luck. I am in remission from lymphoma of the sacrum.

    ----- Original Message -----

    From: "unlimitedtazmania2" <unlimitedtazmania2@yahoo.com>

    To: <Budget101_@yahoogroups.com>

    Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 2:05 PM

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    > Sorry to burden you all with this but need your help.

    >

    > Jeremy, age 26, has been on his cancer battle for 4 years now. The








  3. #3
    Alisa Head
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    It never occured to me that you could order a guest tray while staying with someone in the hospital. What a terrific idea!





    I thought your only options were eating in the Cafeteria or hauling in toxic fast food. I learned something new today that I wish I had knownsooner as my DH had major back surgery (fusion w/hardware), pacemaker implant, and rotator cuff surgery in the past 15 months; my dad had 2 hospitalizations for kidney issues, and I've sat many an hour with various members of our churchwho have had extended hospitalizations this past year.





    Alisa

    --- On Thu, 3/20/08, mem68 <mildreda@lcs.net> wrote:

    From: mem68 <mildreda@lcs.net>
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Son with Cancer
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Date: Thursday, March 20, 2008, 6:37 PM


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    Ask to speak w/ the social worker of the hospital. Does he have medicaid?
    medicare?SSI? If he has been sick for 2 years he should have these.
    Usually if you have a parking ticket You can get the MD's office tostamp the
    parking ticket and you won't have to pay for parking.
    Ask the social worker about a cheap apartment?
    If you stay w/ your son you can order a guest tray sent up w/ his tray.
    Good luck. I am in remission from lymphoma of the sacrum.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "unlimitedtazmania2 " <unlimitedtazmania2@ yahoo.com>
    To: <Budget101_@yahoogro ups.com>
    Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 2:05 PM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Son with Cancer

    > Sorry to burden you all with this but need your help.
    >
    > Jeremy, age 26, has been on
    his cancer battle for 4 years now. The







  4. #4
    nauticalnana
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    i think you said you were going to indy? if he has indiana medicaid, it

    covers transportation to and from the hospital. at least in elkhart it used

    to.

    Sher








  5. #5
    Lisa Thomas
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    Hello. I am sorry that you have to deal with such an emotionally and physically draining situation. I pray that God give you and your family strength to continue to care for yourself and your son, and I pray that God heal your son.
    At the moment I don't have any good ideas on raising money, but, does the hotel you stay at have a refrigerator and/or microwave, or even a kitchenette? If so, could you possibly pre-cook/freeze meals that you can take with you and have in your hotel room? Would it be possible to do the same in the apartment you will be in? Perhaps some of your church members can pre-cook/freeze some meals for you so that you won't have to spend too much time cooking and can use that time to care for your son or catching up on some of your own rest.
    Remember, you have to take care of yourself so that you will have the energy to care for your son.
    I'm sorry if I wasn't much help.
    God's blessings to you.

    unlimitedtazmania2
    <unlimitedtazmania2@yahoo.com>
    wrote: Sorry to burden you all with this but need your help.

    Jeremy, age 26, has been on his cancer battle for 4 years now. The
    funds are waining. I have sold candles and dishclothes to everyone
    that I know and lots of people that I do not know. We have had a
    fundraising auction. We are getting at wits ends as this not only
    is costing him but it is cutting into our housing budget. We are
    required to drive 5 hours one way for treatment (Indianapolis IN).
    The hotel that ACS (American
    Cancer Society) puts in requires $25
    dollars to park our car per day. There are meals, hospital parking,
    etc., everytime we have a check up and now he has been diagnosed
    with Leukemia secondary to Testicular cancer. Which means more
    travel and treatment. Next month we are required a 4 week stay in
    the hospital where I can sleep at bedside but 4-8 weeks of
    outpatient care which will require a apartment where his meals are
    fixed by me and daily trips to the hospital.

    Any ideas how to come up with needed funds? The church will provide
    us with our food from the pantry but we are not going to be able to
    use this until we get the apartment.

    Thank you for reading this.

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  6. #6
    Jamie
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    I’m so sorry that you are going through what you are.
    I have two sons and cannot imagine what it must be like.

    I don’t know if you would consider this but you might
    check on Craig’s List for a place to stay. I have seen listings in our
    city where people offer rooms and such and there is also a listing area for
    people looking for temporary rooms while they are looking for permanent housing
    or for other various reasons. It’s a thought because it would be much
    more reasonable and very limited responsibility on your part.

    http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/

    Jamie




  7. #7
    Ginny Thomas
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    There are manyorganizations that offer grants and funding for this sort of thing.Your son's doctor should be able to give you referrals and if not the doctor thenthe medical social worker at the hospital that your son will be going to should have all the information that you need. Here is also a website http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/f...ial-assistance it isfor the National Cancer Institute. Best of luck to you. Ginny


 

 

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