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The family and friends of Crystal Roach are uniting to raise money to help with the medical costs not covered by insurance.

The family of Crystal Roach are uniting to raise money to help with the medical costs not covered by insurance.

Crystal is the wife and mother of 4 great kids. She is a stay at home mom who homeschools her kids. Her husband, Jim, is self employed with a business that converts cabinet shelves into roll out drawers. Her daughter Stephanie is 20 and getting married this August. Her son Brandon is 18 and currently serving in the United States Marine Corps. Tyler, her son is almost 17 and will be a senior. Her daughter Amanda is 15 1/2 and will be a sophomore.

In 2007 Crystal notice a lump and schedule an appointment to see her doctor. After several appointments, a mammogram, unltasound and MRI she had a core biopsy followed by a lumpectomy. The finidings were atypical cell growth hyperplasia (basically pre cancer). She has been followed very closely by her doctors for the past 4 years with screenings every 3-6 months consiting of physical exams, mammograms, MRI and ultrasound. Due to dense tissue these screenings are unreliable and inconclusive. Over the past year there has been significant changes in the cell paterns and her doctors have reccomended that she proceed with the bi lateral mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Surgery was schedule in March of this year, and as that date approached the insurance still had not approved the surgery. The surgery was rescheduled for April and a week before surgery the insurance company denied the surgery saying that the cell growth was not advanced enough. All of Crystal's doctors strongly disagree with the insurance company and have tried to fight them on their decision to no avail.

That brings us to today. Crystal has surgery scheduled for October 17, 2011. That is only 10 weeks away. The hospital fee for this proceedure typically costs $50,439.74. We have been able to negotiate the fees with the hospital for about an 80% discount. We have also negotiated with all of the doctors involoved and they also have reduced their fees. This negotiation has brought our cost to about $14,861.95.

Here is a break down of the costs we are looking at:
Hospital $ 8,087.95
Anesthesia $ 1,408.00
General Surgeon $ 2,066.00
Plastic Surgeon $ 2,300.00

Their private insurance plan is very expensive is refusing to cover her bi lateral mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. With Crystal's history with breast abnormalities and family history her doctors want to proceed with this proceedure before her condition worsens.

Thank you all for your donations, support and most importantly prayers. We do believe in miracles and we pray for one each day.

God Bless you.
The Family of Crystal Roach

If you would prefer to mail a check, you may do so in Crystal's name and send to: The Roach Family 816 Donnelly Place, Erie Co 80516.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to a family representative please feel free to call: 303-319-6885
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