Monday, February 09, 2009

TDP - The Best News Yet

Take a close look at Tom. He's smiling. And he's hugging a simple piece of paper worth more than $75,000.

Yup. It's a really expensive, absolutely wonderful piece of paper. We've been waiting for it, praying for it, for the past two months.

It's the official notification that we received today from the University of Michigan Hospital that they have accepted us into their M-Support program.

M-Support is a special program for those who are in desperate need of major medical treatment, but do not have health insurance or money to pay for treatment. That wonderful form letter that Tom's holding announced that all his medical bills through U-M will be covered through August 2009. If there are continuing bills after that date, we'll need to apply again.

We'll worry about that bridge when we come to it, but for now it's the best news yet on this curvy, winding, hairpin-turn road of cancer. We are SO thankful that U-M is willing to support us during these difficult times.

For now, we can sleep a bit easier now. All those medical bills that have piled up over the past few months, currently around $45,000 and climbing, have been covered. There's really no way to know how much his treatment will eventually cost. It depends on how well chemo goes. But there is no doubt that we don't have that kind of money.

This wonderful letter is truly proof that God is taking care of us.

HURRAY!!!!! (and THANK YOU, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HOSPITAL for this grand gift to Tom. We are both so thankful.)

Prayers answered. Life is good.


Jonara Blu Maui said...

That is awesome news! I"m sooo happy for you guys! What a's not like a serious illness doesn't stress you out enough already..and then you have to worry about paying for it.

Gardenartus said...

Awesome and truly wonderful news. Whew! That part is over and now you all can focus all your time on him and you.

(((((((((SOFT HUGS)))))))) to you both.

patty said...

This is absolutely wonderful Beth!!! I've been following very closely and praying for you both! A huge hurdle overcome to be sure...and proof that those who do not give up or give in will indeed be the victor!!!
Remember, if you need me, I'm only an email to you both~

Alice said...

Excellent news! Always good to see the smiles on Tom's face.

Alice said...

Excellent news! It's great to see the smiles on Tom's face.

Stacey Kemerer said...

That is great news! I'm so glad to see Tom smiling and I know that you must be too. I've been praying for you both and I will continue...

Mastering Microstock said...

Absolutely wonderful, Beth. I'm so happy for you both.

beth pulsipher said...

Thank you, everyone, for your support and love. We are staying strong, and are taking each day at a time. Your prayers are making a difference for us, and we truly appreciate your time and effort talking with God about us. Prayer does work! :)

jill said...

Wonderful news! And what a great program that is, to give you peace of mind so you can focus your energies on healing!

Go Tom Go!!!

Knit Purl Gurl said...

Stopped by to thank you for commenting on my blog.. Wanted to take the time to say God Bless you and heal your heart and soul as well as Tom's body.