Diane's O2 Concentrator, Acorn Stairlift & Medical Bills
Organized by: Analyse Triolo
Update on Mom's trip to Chicago
May 18, 2016
As many of you know, mom (Diane) was hospitalized a few weeks ago and as part of her new medical routine she has to use an oxygen concentrator almost full time. As you also know, mom greatly values her independence. The tanks she has to use when she goes out are 3 feet tall and weigh a ton. If she's out for a long time she has to take more than one, which makes going out immensely difficult. But there's a solution. Mom can get a gently used Inogen One G3 portable oxygen concentrator. It weighs fewer than 5 lbs, is about the size of a purse, and since it's an Oxygen Concentrator, she won't run out while she's traveling about. The problem is that it's expensive. The used version costs about $1,600 before any taxes and fees, new it cost more than double that. With medical bills that's hard to pay, but well worth it if it means giving mom back her independence. Will you please consider helping us make this possible for? She's given us so much over the years. It'd mean the world to be able to give her the gift of mobility again. Any money we raise over the goal will go toward paying medical bills. Thanks in advance.
UPDATE: With your generosity our family was encouraged to dream a little bigger. The Inogen One Gen 3 Oxygen Concentrator has been purchased and paid for. However, the other major struggle that mom has around the house is stairs. Inspired by your love and support we also purchased a stair lift directly from Acorn Stairlifts, a company that both manufactures and installs their products, in order to help mom get between the two floors of the house safely and without causing her to lose her breath. The unit cost about $3,600 and is mostly paid off with your donations. We have decided to keep the page open and running as we continue to raise money to completely pay off that purchase. It is a HUGE weight off of my family to know that we don't have to worry that mom, grandma, or anyone else who visits will have problems climbing the stairs safely ever again. Thank you so much.