Please help my son

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by DebCoole, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. DebCoole

    DebCoole Guest

    Hello. My name is Debbie Coole. My son, Ryan, has been diagnosed with
    Congenital Glaucoma. He is 9 months old. We live in New York, and the
    only childhood glaucoma surgeon in a 200 mile radius is in
    Philadelphia; a doctor Richard Wilson at Wills Eye Hospital. His surgey
    is scheduled for Oct. 19th. Well, medicaid is not covering the
    out-of-state surgery, so we have to pay for the bill ourselves. A
    little over $5,000 not including meals, lodging and transportation.
    Well...needless to say we do not have that kind of money. I really hate
    asking this in the crisis that everyone is in down south, but we need
    help. They ARE throwing a fund raiser for us in our area, but I don't
    think that will be enough. If you can help out with any kind of
    donation, it would be greatly appreciated. The name is Debbie Coole and
    the email address for the PayPal account is .
    Thank you very much in advance.
    DebCoole, Oct 5, 2005
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  2. Have you tried Ronald McDonald House? This is what they exist for. There
    are three in Philadephia. If they will take you, the lodging and meals
    expenses will just go away, but they won't pay the actual medical expenses.

    The Medicaid out-of-state approval office in Albany is at 518-474-3575. If
    you haven't tried it, it might be worth it.
    Scott Seidman, Oct 5, 2005
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  3. You can also call your local NBC affiliate and look into that new show
    with Amy Grant called "Three Wishes". They are actively seeking people
    in need of small "miracles."
    doctor_my_eye, Oct 5, 2005
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