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PLEASE help if you can? (PTSD, not what you think)
Posted by the doog on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:10 PM

Guys,

I wouldn't ask this if it weren't so close to my heart: this young woman, a friend of mine who is a sexual abuse victim, developed PTSD from the abuse, and then developed two horrible eating disorders which are slowly killing her. Her stomach and esophagus are ruined from the ravages of her condition, and she can barely keep food down and needs an operation which her insurance refuses to pay for. It's only a matter of time before she is, quite frankly, dead.

I have personal experience with this in my family line, and have seen this horrible condition cured with the proper care. Please consider taking the money you might put toward the next few bottles of paint, or a new model, and help to save this young woman's life. Her name is Carolyn, and she needs your help. I would genuinely appreciate it as well, as she's a personal friend...

Her GoFundMe page is here: https://www.gofundme.com/2djrpd9w

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Posted by MrStecks on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 1:42 PM

Yes


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Posted by the doog on Thursday, July 20, 2017 6:06 PM

Sincerest Thanks, Mark, I, and she, greatly appreciate it!

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Posted by the doog on Sunday, July 23, 2017 5:28 PM

BUMP....please help if you can. This young girl's life is in grave danger.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, July 23, 2017 7:18 PM

Do they not take PayPal? I went by but frankly I'm a little leery about tossing my credit card number out there.

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Posted by modelmaker66 on Sunday, July 23, 2017 10:35 PM

Hi!,

 

PM Doog. He will show how to donate with Pay pal. Did it though him yesterday. I only use Paypal for the same reasons!

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, July 23, 2017 11:06 PM

Not trying to start an argument here, and keeping out of the political aspects of this concept, but... isn't it illegal to deny a patient a lifesaving procedure? I know the laws vary from state to state. But if a person is dying and a medical procedure (non experimental) will save that person, can they legally be denied that procedure?

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 24, 2017 12:24 AM

It's not politics.

Ethics.

Lets not argue here.

 

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Posted by modelmaker66 on Monday, July 24, 2017 1:45 AM

Hospitals are businesses. Businesses exist to make money. Is denying services ethical? We know it's not. But for the hospital it is saving the cost of a procedeure that is overinflated in cost from being given away in their estimation to someone who can more than likely never pay it back.

Hospitals in the past were tied to christian organazations and operated in a more charitable way. Businesses have no sence of charity, morality or common good. That is why we cannot look to goverments and businesses to right the wrongs and give with love, only individual people who care can make a difference.

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Posted by the doog on Monday, July 24, 2017 8:44 AM

Cliff, thanks for asking.

I didn't see an option for Paypal. The Help pages on GoFundMe say "Only Certified Charity campaigns created on GoFundMe after November 3, 2016 can accept donations via PayPal. All Personal campaigns, as well as Certified Charity campaigns created prior to November 3, 2016, only accept donations by credit or debit cards."

I have donated, and if you would like, you can send a Paypal donation to me as a "gift" and I will then post it to the GoFundMe page as "anonymous". I did that for two people so far. I'll send you my email in a PM; thanks in advance if you decide to contibute to her fund. :)

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Posted by the doog on Monday, July 24, 2017 8:52 AM

The problem with Carolyn is that, until she literally collapses from heart failure or goes into septic shock (blood poisoning) from the dissolution of her stomach or intestinal walls, her condition does not yet meet that strict (insurance company-decided) level of "life threatening". Meanwhile, because of her reflux condition and combined with the bulimia (where her stomach acids are eating ulcers into her esophagus and stomach, and vomiting have exacerbated that condition) she wants to get help for the eating disorders, but medically, she is unable to even keep food down because her stomach and esophagus need surgical repair. The hospital keeps turning her away and sending her to a specialist, which of course, wants proof of ability to pay because her insurance company keeps denying the procedure. So she is essentially starving to death. By the time she reaches critical phase to where they HAVE to try to save her, she will have nothing left to even come back.

It's a perfect indictment of the way that profit and money rules the "Health Care" system today. And even though personal charity COULD make a difference in this case, the clock is ticking, and she's still thousands of dollars away from life. Unfortunately, it seems we can't rely on individual charity either, because in truth, it's just a crap shoot as to whether or not you reach enough people and can get the funds you need. If she were in Europe, she wouldn't even be in this position.

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, July 24, 2017 11:55 AM

modelmaker66

Hospitals are businesses. Businesses exist to make money. Is denying services ethical? We know it's not. But for the hospital it is saving the cost of a procedeure that is overinflated in cost from being given away in their estimation to someone who can more than likely never pay it back.

Hospitals in the past were tied to christian organazations and operated in a more charitable way. Businesses have no sence of charity, morality or common good. That is why we cannot look to goverments and businesses to right the wrongs and give with love, only individual people who care can make a difference.

 

I suppose that depends upon the locality. I deal with hospitals on a near daily basis due to my work. Some hospitals are public entities, run by the county, and others are private, run by this or that organization. Some being a business, a university, private or public, and some being the church type. All treat and stabilize any life threatening or emergency condition regardless of ability to pay. Insurance, and payments for follow up treatment and procedures is a whole different aspect. 

Karl, thank you for the clarification regarding this situation. 

 

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N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 24, 2017 12:10 PM

Modelmaker so much of what you state simply isn't correct. 

Bill

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, July 24, 2017 4:58 PM

modelmaker66

Hospitals are businesses. Businesses exist to make money. Is denying services ethical? We know it's not. But for the hospital it is saving the cost of a procedeure that is overinflated in cost from being given away in their estimation to someone who can more than likely never pay it back.

Hospitals in the past were tied to christian organazations and operated in a more charitable way. Businesses have no sence of charity, morality or common good. That is why we cannot look to goverments and businesses to right the wrongs and give with love, only individual people who care can make a difference.

 

 

Wait... wut????

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Posted by the doog on Monday, July 24, 2017 8:27 PM

Gamera

Do they not take PayPal? I went by but frankly I'm a little leery about tossing my credit card number out there.

 

Cliff, I got your donation and have posted it on the GFM page. THANK YOU SINCERELY!

I had to use my name for credit card verification, but posted it as "anonymous", but sent a message to Carolyn giving your name. I know she will be very grateful. Angel

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