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.