Alexandra Carls via Crowdrise
August 27, 2012
A great family friend of mine, Doug Wick, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia this past February. He is a loving husband and father of two great boys, a phenomenal friend, and a man of strength.
He has fought through this cancer, as well as pneumonia on top of it, and now he has gotten the blessed news that he will be able to have the bone marrow transplant. This is such a blessing, but also a terrifying thought when thinking of the cost of this surgery. He is a small business owner, and with his treatments and various hospital costs, the family lifetime maximum payout, which was two million dollars, is completely gone. The cost of this surgery, at a minimum, is $200,000. Now, this is on top of additional costs of treatments, medicine, hospital stays, etc. That's a lot of money.