|Mike with Nova|
We have three main goals right now.
- To get Mike and his immediate family back on track in a new house.
- Create awareness! So this doesn't happen to others.
- Pay off all those pesky bills!
If you haven't read our story yet, you can start there!
So far we've raised enough to save Mike's life. Thank You all for your generosity. If you need more information, please refer to the Home page, however, we could still use some help with other bills. Any additional money will be used to take care of older related debts (medical, car insurance, etc) and reimbursing friends and family who have helped from the beginning. Also, a dinner date for the two of us would be awesome.
If you are not in a position to do that, there are several other ways to help, and the main way is to create awareness. We definitely don't think its fair that Mike has to spend precious months, and likely years waiting to become insured (via either OHP, Medicaid, or Disability), and see a doctor. We need to do something about this cancer while we still can, and the government unfortunately is not so behind us on that. The reason unfortunately, is that the health care system isn't necessarily broken, it just doesn't work well enough or fast enough to actually help anyone in Mike's unique position. This is because they are underfunded and understaffed. If you go talk to the lovely staff at the Department of Human Services, or the local Disability office, they are hardworking, honest, and straightforward. The people that need to know about this are your senators, your local government, your federal government, your news stations, and news papers. Our few voices are not loud enough, but thousands are.
As always, thank you for your time.