Meet My Husband – Randy
I met Randy in 1991. I knew the minute I saw his beautiful eyes he was the one for me. He treated me and my daughter with love and respect and has always put our needs ahead of his own. We were married in 1998 and have a wonderful son together. We have also have two beautiful grandchildren.
We were a hardworking couple, both having jobs at factories. Things were going so well until Randy had his first heart attack in 2004 and another one in 2006. Since then, the doctors would not release him to go back to work. Without his income, I could not afford to travel 45+ miles everyday plus get all the necessary medicines and healthcare he required.
I took a job as a customer service rep and was able to work from home doing that. My job does not offer insurance. We were able to get state medical help because we had a child under the age of 18. When he turned 18 we lost all medical assistance and Randy was not able to take all the medicines he needed to.
On top of everything else, I got cervical cancer. We survived but our savings did not. We have absolutely no savings, no money at all except my meager paycheck.
I love Randy more than anything in the world. I would be totally lost without him. Please, Please help me save his life.
He Almost Died
On July 26, 2012, Randy had his third heart attack. He was rushed to the hospital and several stents were put in. Complications developed and he was flown to the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. He had 2 more major heart attacks.
He has received more stents, a temporary pacemaker and a balloon that helps his heart fill with blood. To make matters worse he is diabetic and his blood sugar is out of control.
The High Cost of Healthcare
Like many Americans, we have no health insurance at all. Randy has not been able to take all the medications he has been prescribed for his heart and diabetes. A social worker came in and let us know that it is costing more than $20,000 per day just for Randy to be in the room he is in and have the medicines they have him on. She discussed several options such as payment plans or perhaps a fundraiser.
The Long-Term Solution
The only option that makes long-term sense is to get Randy on an insurance plan. In order to do that, we have to move to Iowa. The cost for that will be about $1000 for the utility deposits plus any medications he needs before the Iowa Care kicks in. Please help me get Randy a good home in Iowa that will allow him to get the continued medical care he so desperately needs.
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