My parents don't have health insurance, haven't since dad was employed by a company with benefits. Currently my parents work as reading tutors out of their home and they cannot afford it health insurance, so this is a huge burden financially. One that may take them the rest of their working lives to pay off. My dad is on the waiting list for the lithotripsy procedure (aprox. wait time: 1 month) so I'm praying he doesn't have too many intense bouts of pain in that timeframe. Poor guy.
If you think of him and are a praying person, please pray for my father. If you want to take it a step further, my older sister Vanessa, who is an amazing photographer has set up a special deal on her incredible photos and all proceeds are going to pay the hospital bills. She will send our parents a check on 3/30/09 with all the money she has gathered. I am planning on having a car wash in the next couple weeks, so if you live in Austin let me wash your car! Or, baby sit your children, or do chores or spring cleaning! I'll do anything, within the law. =0) There is also a donation button here through PayPal (it is not required that you have a PayPal account to donate) if you'd like to just give. Our parents have no idea we're doing this, I know they will see it as a miracle. Thanks for any and all thought you have given this.