Dying from HCM

Posted by docadams @docadams, Oct 12, 2018

I am 50 years old and was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy 2004 and has been managed medically. My condition has deteriorated over the year that currently I am very breathless, easily fatigued insomniac. I live on Nigeria where there is no center that perform myectomy. My chances of making it to U.S.A where such procedures are done is very bleak because of finance. My cardiologist has advised that I make peace with my God as I am living in last days. So everyday I lay on my bed anticipating my last breath. I live in an environment where the physicians are not familiar with my disease condition, I am alone in a lonely island. Can a foreigner like me get charity support for the surgery?

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@docadams, I'm sorry to hear of your misfortune and I understand why you are exhausting all resources. I'm sure I would do the same if I were in your shoes.
The only resource I know of are here- https://www.mayoclinic.org/patient-visitor-guide/billing-insurance/financial-assistance

blessings and peace to you.


I am grateful for your reply. The saying that information is power holds true. Thank you for the contacts. I shall mail the office immediately

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