I talked to my bank yesterday to get my balance so I could fill out a charity help form at Mayo. After my insurane has paid, (even 3 hospital stays and countless visits and labs) I owe 2,250. That might not seem like a lot considering how much I have been there and how many tests they have run this past year (I do pay co-pays each time though).
I mentioned this to my bank yesterday. Well, today I get a call from the president of the bank (it is a small 3 branch credit union) asking for details. She talked to my mom as I was falling to sleep from the pain meds, but basically they want to set up a fund to help pay my bills off (even if I get complete charity there), they know how much gas, hotels, and food are. I am supposed to go in and talk to her Thursday and sign some paper work and also bring in some financial statements - then my story in a couple paragraphs (this is going to be the hardest part).
I am going to ask if they do one thing - instead of people just putting money in a jar that each branch is given 1 of my jewelry items and let that be raffled (if people still want to drop change or whatever in a jar, then fine. But I'd rather someone get something for donating. I have posted the jewelry that I would like to use in the raffle if they let me.