Help Emily Suess Pay Medical Expenses for a Brain Tumor

For: Emily Suess
Urbana, IL
Organizer: Emily Suess
$2,807
of $4,226 goal.
Raised by 46 donors
66% Complete
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The Story

I'm fighting a rare brain tumor, but like so many people these days I need help with the cost of treatment.

Financially speaking, it sure doesn't help that it took doctors more than two years and dozens of unhelpful medical test before finally ordering the MRIs that would lead them to discover my tumor.

During that time, I was misdiagnosed with fibromyalgia. And I incurred a few thousand dollars in medical debt while my condition declined to the point of disability. I couldn't get out of the bathtub. I couldn't walk. I couldn't drive a car. I had to work as a technical writer entirely from home because I was constantly dizzy, my heart rate and blood pressure were too high, and I had trouble breathing.

My initial goal of $4,226 might seem a bit odd for a fundraiser. But it's significant because that's how much I owe the local hospital system for tests--including the MRIs that finally found the tumor--that occurred up to February 2, 2017.

If you can give anything at all, you have my sincerest gratitude. If you can't, you have my complete understanding.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on May 13, 2017

Posted on May 13, 2017

Thanks to all of you, I was able to make another payment to Carle Hospital this morning!

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Yesterday, total donations raised reached the 50% mark and my friend Kristin at Aubrey's Boutique gave away a pair of cultured pearl earrings.

If that's not awesome enough, she's offered to do another giveaway when my YouCaring campaign reaches 75% or $3,169.50. Details available here: https://www.facebook.com/AubreysBoutiqueandMore/posts/276108452800089

Posted on May 2, 2017

Posted on May 2, 2017

Another week, another payment posted from YouCaring to my checking account. And you know what that means? Another payment to the hospital for my outstanding medical bill. Thanks for your contributions! Because of your help, it's been 5 business days since my last phone call from the Carle hospital billing department.

May is brain tumor awareness month. Sport your gray pins, ribbons, and T-shirts if you've got them, or consider sharing my campaign with the hashtag #BrainCancerAwareness

Much love,
Emily

Posted on April 25, 2017

Posted on April 25, 2017

Today my first weekly YouCaring deposit posted to my bank account, and I was able to pass those donations to Carle Hospital for partial payment. Yay, progress!

Thanks to everyone who has donated to and shared this campaign so far. If you have a second, please consider sharing this fundraising campaign on Facebook or tweeting it to your followers again.

If you'd like to hear more about my diagnosis and progress, you can follow my public posts on Facebook and check out the updates on my blog.

Love,
Emily

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