Posted on April 30, 2016
BIG NEWS! I finally got things worked out re: my chair, so I'll be getting that *and* my lift NEXT WEEK!
- My chair is due to arrive at National Seating & Mobility on Wednesday. They know they screwed up*, so they're working to make sure I get it swiftly.
- MobilityWorks, the vendor for the wheelchair lift, is picking up my truck on Monday afternoon to start the installation process. They're gonna bring it back to me some time Tuesday, then pick up my chair Friday morning. I'll follow them back to their shop to complete the install.
MobilityWorks is collecting final payment on FRIDAY. What this means is that I now have to use my June rent money to cover whatever hasn't been raised by then. My rent is $921, including accessible parking, and does not include electricity or internet, so taking almost $600 out of that fund is really scary.
We can keep the crowdfund going for as long as is needed but you know borrowing from rent money is always dangerous. I have been –and still am
– trying to delay other things as much as possible but, for example, I have
to get my brakes fixed before I start my drive to New Orleans. I also desperately need some more intensive training for my service dog but I've been scouring the internet for help in the meantime. And lord knows I need to get back to my massage therapist to work the knots out of these injuries but I've sacrificed that, too.
So please, tell one, tell all & let's get this lift funded!
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*It turns out my insurance company NEVER REQUIRES PRE-AUTHORIZATION and they never told the vendor that they do. All my paperwork was completed in Feb, so I should have had my chair *last month*. To be fair, my insurance company also screwed up here, because they should have told the vendor this as soon as they got the request for pre-auth. According to one of the insurance reps, the company is woefully behind on all patient claims, so who knows what's happening with things like errant requests for pre-authorization?