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Help Mithal Get the Treatment she Needs.
  • Petitioned Social Security Denying Medicaid to those unde the age of 65

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Social Security Denying Medicaid to those unde the age of 65

Help Mithal Get the Treatment she Needs.

    1. Lana Soudan
    2. Petition by

      Lana Soudan

      Houston, TX

Hello everyone,

My mother was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer just last week. Having to deal with that alone has taken a toll on my family. My mother is a private school teacher, but unfortunately does not have health insurance. When she was admitted to NorthWest Medical Center due to becoming Jaundice, they let her go within a week due to her financial predicament.

 

Just that week was $200,000.

She was told to go to MD Anderson, since they specialize in Cancer treatment, but she won't get admitted without any money in hand. The cancer is now in stage four and has spread to her lungs (THAT quickly!) and I'm slowly watching my mother wither way because we can't afford the medication.

When we applied for Medicare the case worker almost guaranteed approval, yet to our surprise a week later we're told she's denied simply because she's not 65, and that's where they set the bar.

The longer we wait, the further the cancer is going to spread. They informed us of a successfully known Chemotherapy called "Gemzar." It's an IV and a pill, both way out of any middle class American's pocket.

There's Medicaid, and Medicare-- Medicaid is where she needs to be 65 (no exceptions, this is where I need YOUR help), and Medicare requires her to have worked under SSI for ten years (She's worked much longer than that, but sadly since it's a private, independently owned school it does not qualify.)

If 100 people sign this, Change.org will help me find a way to get this solved. Our hands are tied.

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    • Cheryl Clark DAYTON, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      unfair that some people can't get medical help

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    • waad mihjazi SPRING, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      to help save a life .

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    • shabir ali KATY, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      She is a sister in islam that needs help.

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    • Celeste Brooks HOUSTON, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      This is extremely important to me. Although i do not know Lana, i know how it feels to lose a dearly loved family member due to cancer. Im very glad that i will be doing my part to help someone in such a horrible situation. Get better, Mithal <3

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    • Khwaja Tanzeem HOUSTON, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      Medical care should be affordable for everyone not just for the people who can afford.

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