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This fundraiser ended on 07/20/10

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The Family and Friends of Bernadette Dickinson are raising money to cover costs of Spinal Surgery and Medical Expenses.

Everyone wants to help those they love.............
… we ask you for your support in helping us help the one we love.

Please read on to learn why Bernadette deserves a
few minutes of our attention, and how you can help:

Bernadette is the head of her household of two daughters and her father. She recently learned that she needed immediate spinal surgery on her neck to remove two bone spurs, as well as to remove and replace three bulging discs, all of which have caused increasingly severe compression of her spinal cord and local nerve endings. Doctors advised Bernadette and her family that without immediate spine surgery, she risked paralysis and permanent nerve damage. As a self-employed (thus uninsured), single mother, Bernadette was rightly shocked at the end of her medical research with the costs of having these absolutely necessary procedures. Since these costs are beyond expensive in the United States, Bernadette decided to join the growing number of medical tourists throughout the world, and intends to pursue the removal of the bone spurs and bulging discs, and insertion of artificial discs, at a reputable hospital in India, one that is well known for conducting these procedures. Yet even going abroad, the costs of these procedures is well outside the range of Bernadette’s ability to pay. As her friends and family, we seek aid on her behalf.

It may sound corny, but Bernadette is truly a Good Samaritan. Whether she is helping clients of her life-coaching and counseling business, rehabilitating and training animals, or simply showing support for her friends, family, and others in need, she goes above and beyond, proving that even in this age of apathy and isolation, there are those who still care, who retain their humanity.

Bernadette has never turned away anyone who sought her help, and now she needs ours desperately.

The funds you help raise will contribute to her surgery and medical bills, as well as follow-up care and physical therapy. Your help alleviates her and her family’s stress over nearly insurmountable financial obligations, obligations that must be made or ignored at the risk of paralysis. For now, Bernadette continues to work long hours, though she is in great pain, just to keep the everyday bills paid.

Any amount you can give will become a great blessing! Please pray for her swift recovery.

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PO Box 242, Ignacio CO 81137

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UPDATE - Bernadette returned to the US on June 29th. Her surgery was a success. She contracted Dysentery from food/water while in the hotel awaiting departure from India and is on medications to recover from that.

We have not even raised 10% of our goal to help cover her medical bills. We've posted Before and After xrays on the photos section.

Thank you for donating! Every dollar helps.



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