Posted on November 26, 2017
You did it again! We've just had another huge donation of $1,000! We are well past our first two goals of $10,000 and then $15,000. It's incredible! So many things happening here! Your gifts covered my quick trip back to Michigan where we had over 30 volunteers come to our house to pack everything by 11:30am Saturday morning!
Someone who shared our story with a family member connected us with someone who owns a second house in Baltimore. They have offered for us to stay in that house free of charge for as long as we need!!! The house is only 20 min from the hospital. Can you believe that!?! We hope to work out the final details on Monday!
Next big expenses coming up are the truck to haul all of our things to Maryland, then a storage unit while we are in treatment for the bone marrow transplant. We expect that process to take around 90 days of mostly daily visits to the hospital. The truck should cost around $1,500 - $2,000 for the trip and we've found a few storage options for around $280/month. Finally, daily parking will cost around $8-$12 for the 90 days.
Once we have our address, we begin transferring everything to that address including our insurance. When we transfer insurance, we'll need to pay the full out of pocket expense for the year again in 2017 during December. Once we start 2018, we'll start a new insurance plan and will have everything start over with a new deductible and out of pocket max. Hopefully in the next week or two, we'll have an idea of what those costs might be.
Thank you so much for supporting us in this journey! We'll have new updates for you soon. Please continue to pray for Sarah this week as she is close to restarting her bone marrow, but there is something happening in her lungs that has everyone concerned. Please pray that she will continue to heal and start that bone marrow back up to have an immune system.
P.S. We have some of our Christmas decorations up in our hospital room!