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Friends of Sarah Decker and Brandon Payne are raising money to help the soon-to-be parents pay off medical bills. Please show your support!

2012 was the start of a wonderful year for Brandon Payne and Sarah Decker. They had just gotten engaged and found out they are expecting their first child at the end of July.

Then in mid January Brandon was laid off of work and a week later, before he could collect unemployment, Brandon swerved to miss a deer and his car ended up ricocheting off a tree. He was rushed to the Rapid City Regional Hospital with a lacerated liver, 4 broken ribs, a partially collapsed lung, and a badly sprained ankle. After the doctors stopped his internal bleeding, he was put in ICU. He stayed in the hospital for two weeks before he was cleared to go home.

However, during a checkup with his doctor, the CT scan showed a baseball-sized abscess on his liver, so the radiologist put in a new drain to drain the abscess and he was immediately readmitted to the hospital. The abscess was caused by an infection, but the case workers were worried that Brandon couldn't afford the anti-fungal medications, so they kept him in the hospital for an extra two days trying to set him up with low-cost prescriptions.

Once released from the hospital, Brandon went back to the radiologist twice a week for almost 2 months trying to drain the abscess but the treatments were ultimately unsuccessful. He needs one more surgery to remove the abscess from his liver, which requires a referral. Paperwork is is in process to get the referral done but no arrangements have been made yet.

Sarah has completed all of the paperwork and applications for assistance from the hospital and from Social Services, but because they're not married yet and they have no kids yet, Brandon does not qualify for assistance and he still can't get unemployment because he's unable to work. They are trying to survive on Sarah's $750 a month income but the medical bills are burying them.

Every dollar that is contributed will go to pay off the overwhelming medical bills. $10 can go a long way to help this wonderful couple. Everyone has had a point in their lives when they needed to reach out for help. And when that help comes, it is like a great weight has been lifted off the shoulders. This is the moment for Sarah and Brandon when they reaching out for help.

Every penny is greatly appreciated. Sarah and Brandon are doing their best to stay afloat, but they desperately need some help. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for the contributions, support, and generosity of spirit.

If you have any questions or comments or prayers you would like to pass on to them, feel free to email Michelle Tyler at If you would prefer to send a check, the check can be made out to Sarah Decker and sent to:

Michelle Tyler
303 S Broadway
Ste 200-422
Denver, CO 80209

Thank you for your support and helping in any way possible, it really means the world to us!
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