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When you are chronically ill, it can feel like the world is crashing down. You have to face the possibility of saying goodbye to your loved ones, extensive hospital appointments and treatments, and the stress that the cost of necessary treatment will place upon you. Medical expenses in the USA are crazy expensive, so when you need constant care, you can wrack up an enormous bill. You don’t need the extra stress, so try some of these ways in which you can raise money to pay for your medical expenses when chronically ill.
Start a Fundraiser
The internet is a wonderful place full of generous and kind people who would love to help you out in your current situation. Websites like gofundme.com allow you to quickly and easily start a fundraising page for the surgery and medical expenses that you need. Once the page is created, it can be shared on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter where it has the possibility to go viral and quickly raise the needed expenses. You and your loved ones can also partake in traditional fundraisers to help towards the cost, such as bake sales or sponsored skydives.
Sell Unwanted Items
One of the best and most effective ways of making money for your medical expenses is by selling items that you either no longer want or need. If your illness means that you are no longer able to drive, or you simply don’t want to anymore, you can sell your car for a decent amount of money. Advertise your car locally or online to find a buyer, or you can contact a company that buys used cars for cash. Jewelry can be extremely expensive, and that’s why some people may resort to selling diamond rings in an attempt to raise money for their medical expenses. Find a local and trustworthy buyer to ensure that you are getting the full price that the jewelry is worth.
Rent Out a Room in Your Home
If have children that have flown the nest and are left with their empty bedrooms, why not rent one out to someone who needs a home? Plenty of young people need a place to stay while they are down on cash or away from home for studies, so you’ll be sure to find someone who needs a room, if only for a little while. You can also rent out more of your house if you are expecting to have a long stay in hospital or are staying with a friend or family whilst you are ill. Make sure that you don’t under or over charge your tenants by calculating how much rent you should be charging.
Ask for Help
If you’re struggling to pay your medical bills, it’s important to know that you’re never alone in your fight. It’s important to make sure that you aren’t isolating yourself during this difficult time, and that you know that your friends and family will always be there for you, even for financial support. There is no guarantee that they will help you out financially, but you may find that some people will be more than happy to lend you the money (if they have it) so that you can get the treatment you need and deserve to be happy and healthy once again. To your family members, your health is more important than cost.
Fighting a chronic illness is stressful and painful enough without the stress of ridiculously high medical bills. If you’re in a tight financial spot and find it hard to gather the money, try some of these tips to raise enough for the treatment you need to live a normal life.
This list is just a rough guide, and nothing in this review should be taken as medical advice. Always be sure to check with your doctor before you start on any new treatment or protocol.
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