Monday, February 19, 2007

Brain Cancer is Expensive

If you've been following this blog for a while you realize that brain cancer is a life-changing experience. We've experienced physical suffering, roller-coaster emotions, spiritual testing, marital testing, parental testing, dependence on others for daily needs, mental challenges, and tough decisions. Now it's time to add another aspect to the brain cancer experience - the financial aspect.

Brain cancer isn't cheap. After insurance, we are still going to have to shell out several thousand dollars per year (deductibles, coinsurance, copayments, prescriptions, other uninsured medical expenses, etc), not including the additional costs of trying to maintain a healthy diet (it's really sad that we have to pay more to eat correctly).

The Lord has so richly blessed us and we know He will continue to do so. We received several monetary gifts that will take care of our portion of last year's medical expenses for Kate's surgery and hospital stay (Thank You and Praise God). However, our health insurance plan "resets" at the beginning of every calendar year, so now we are faced with a new set of bills from the radiation treatments and doctor visits. Also, Kate will require MRI scans every 3 months for years to come, of which we'll have to pick up most of the cost.

God isn't worried about these bills, so we shouldn't be either. We recognize that He owns everything in the universe, including what we think is "ours". However, we do know that He wants us to pray about our financial needs, and we ask that you would be praying for them as well. We'll keep you posted as to how God answers this need.

Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow,



Ramona Lisa said...

What a beautiful testament to God's sovereignty. You are truly an inspiration in the midst of this trial.

We continue to pray for you and the boys. Much love to you!

andy said...

Kristie and I are certainly continuing to pray for you and your family. We will pray specifically for this. Caleb and I pray for you every night before he goes to bed. You are blessed and loved by an eternally gracious God. Be comforted knowing you have warriors at your side. -andy

Anonymous said...

Kate and Dave,
We are paying God shows you his comfort and know he will provide for your needs. We are definetly testimony to that with our job losses over the last 2 years. We never know how we make it, but we sure are doing ok. God will provide. Love,
April C.