Marlene Craniotomy Medical Expenses Campaign
My name is Marléne, and I'm reaching out for support in covering my medical expenses following my second Craniotomy to remove a brain tumor.
In 2021, at the age of 25, I began experiencing Tonic Clonic seizures. Despite being on high doses of anti-epileptic medications, the seizures persisted. This was particularly challenging because I was also pregnant with my daughter, who was born in July 2022.
The turning point came when, during a pediatrician's appointment for my daughter in August 2022, I had a seizure and was subsequently hospitalized. An MRI revealed a golf ball-sized tumor in my occipital lobe, which was likely the root cause of my seizures.
In October 2022, I underwent my first Craniotomy to remove the tumor, but it was unsuccessful as only a minimal portion was excised. The seizures persisted, and my neurosurgeon prescribed additional medications.
Seeking a second opinion, I learned about the "failed" craniotomy and the need for another operation to completely remove the tumor. In the second Craniotomy, the tumor was successfully excised, and I have been seizure-free since.
While I have medical insurance, it did not cover the entire cost of the surgery, leaving me with medical debt that I cannot manage on my own.
I am humbly asking for assistance to settle this medical debt. Any support would be greatly appreciated. Your contribution will make a significant difference in my life.
Thank you for considering my request.
With sincere gratitude,