Caitlin's Medical Fund
Organized by: Mary Cagney
Caitlin is a preschool teacher who had to return to work less than 2 months after her 3rd brain surgery. She graduated in December, 2012 with student loans. She was trying to enjoy her adult life and save her to move out. All that changed when she collapsed at work, and at the hospital, the doctors discovered a brain tumor. Even with her skull in a freezer between surgeries, she was dictating lesson plans for her students. Her boss refused her coworkers offers to donate their unused sick days so she could recover. Feeling guilty about her parents paying her bills, even after getting clearance from her doctors, she returned to work too soon and today, she stays in every evening and weekend spending every penny on medical bills or supplies for her classroom.