This is a hard post for me to write. Over the last three days, people have been texting and emailing me suggesting a “GoFundMe” page. I’ve mainly ignored those messages because I didn’t know what to do with them. There are people in the world with way bigger needs than my family.
Then someone from Northridge Church, who had been talking with people in their community group, decided to just set one up and I had no idea they were doing so (which was incredibly kind). And then this thought hit me: I know God is going to provide for us, but I’m not sure He is interested in me dictating to Him how He will make that provision.
So I have humbly (and a bit embarrassingly) accepted this “Go Fund Me” page: Emily’s Journey – God’s Provision
Please don’t feel obligated. It is true that our needs are great, but God will provide however He wants to.
We do have health insurance through our company, and we are thankful for that. However, it is a high deductible plan. Of course, all of this starting in December results in a very large deductible two months in a row (for 2017 and 2018).
Beyond deductibles and some non-covered medical expenses, there are expenses we can’t imagine. I’m sure we have much to learn. I know it could be up to 15 or 20 round trips from our home a month to MD Anderson (60 miles round trip) and food and tolls…
And there are other things we have to consider. There is one experimental option we are thinking about that isn’t covered by insurance (that doesn’t replace chemo or surgery).
Additionally, Sue has to quit doing childcare in our home to care for Emily. Because Emily will be doing 9 months of chemo and doing in-patient chemo for two or three weeks at a time, it forced her to stop watching her two babies. That income is what pays our daughters’ college bills. All of this adds up to a number we can’t quite fathom. But God knows all of this.
If you have any questions – don’t hesitate to ask. And if God leads you to help, I will be very thankful.
Our page is https://www.gofundme.com/6avh56-emilys-journey.