My name is Carol Welch. For the first time in my 76 years of life, I’ve had to ask for help. It’s a “pride” thing, you know.
After being cancer free for 3 years my cancer has come back Stage 4. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in both breasts, Stage 2, in 2020. Two days before my scheduled mastectomy the federal government closed all hospitals because of Covid. After waiting 5 months to receive my life-saving surgery the cancer in my breast moved on to my lymph nodes. After chemo and radiation, I was home-free. That was not to be. The cancer has now spread to my right lung, more lymph nodes, and my bones. I’m back on chemo and it’s really taking a toll on me. This is also my third bout with cancer. My oncologist told me there was no cure. With chemo and the drug, Verzenio, I hope to survive the projected 47 months. The Verzenio alone costs $16,000 a month. Thankfully my insurance pays for this.
I live on a very fixed income. I now have hospital and doctor bills I can’t pay. I’m trying to work with everyone. This is almost impossible, and I have nowhere to go but to ask for help with my financial situation. My family has helped what they could, but this is a big burden for everyone.
My goal is $4,000 to pay my debt and get the bill collectors off my back. Any help I can get will be a blessing. I appreciate your time and consideration.