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This fundraiser ended on 09/02/11

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The family and friends of Kimberly Ensign are uniting to raise money to help pay for her surgery expenses. Please show your support!

Kimberly recently underwent an internal ultrasound that showed a large abnormal growth in her uterus which is causing significant pain and hemorrhaging. Subsequently this is most likely the reason why her and her husband have not been able to successfully conceive for years. The doctor is also concerned about symptoms of Endometriosis, which is external growth of the uterus lining that can cause major damage to surrounding organs if not treated. The doctor's recommendation is to remove the polyp and treat any Endometriosis found by performing a Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy.
Kimberly is a Board Certified Music Therapist who most recently worked with children and adults with disabilities. She has been unable to find full time work with benefits since April 2010, though she is employed part time taking care of an elderly woman for a very nice family in Galt, and has 2 private music therapy clients. Kimberly has researched organizations and state/local programs for assistance, but has not yet found any that she qualifies for and many have said the procedure is "out of their scope of practice". The health insurance Kimberly's looked into is very expensive and after consulting with the surgery facility, it appears that having health insurance may actually increase the out-of pocket expense, because the insurance is billed 200% of what the procedure actually costs. It looks as though paying the cash price and receiving a 20% discount from her doctor is the most affordable at this time.

Those of you who know Kimberly, know she has a difficult time reaching out and asking for help. Her friends came together with fundraising ideas and she is very grateful for and humbled by all the support and donations from friends and family during this difficult economic period. Please give if you are able, or send this to others who may be interested in helping. If you are unable to donate money at this time, please send your thoughts and prayers her way. For those of you who would rather send a check in the mail, please use their Galt address. If you need more information please contact Jeff, Sylvia Smith, Freda Ensign, or Winnie Orum.

In Gratitude,
The Ensign and Smith families
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