On Monday, October 5th, my brother-in-law, Ed Bennett, was diagnosed with liver cancer. Ed has been living with Hepatitis C since the late 1980's. He contracted this blood disease when he got his very first tattoo. He found out about it years later when he tried to give blood. The disease then progressed into cirrhosis and now cancer. In order to survive, Ed needs a liver transplant. Approximate cost for the first year of a transplant – $525,000.
Last year, Ed was laid off from his job of 17 years. Because COBRA insurance was unaffordable, he and my sister Laurie obtained private insurance. Unfortunately, the plan that they purchased only covers $2500 of the transplant costs.
On the positive side, Ed is feeling pretty good right now. Ed is a young, 61-year old man who has a great many years left to share with my sister. They have been married nearly four years and are a wonderful, loving couple!
What financial assistance is available to Ed and Laurie? We don't know all the answers yet. The VA and Social Security are possibilities. But for now, I'm going to do whatever I can to keep some money flowing
Laurie is a new Pampered Chef sales consultant. Pampered Chef sells cooking utensils, cookware, bake ware, etc. For every sale Laurie makes she will get a 20% commission. Christmas is just around the corner so this is a perfect time to buy presents and help Laurie and Ed out at the same time!
In order for Laurie to get credit for her sales, you must go to her website http://www.pamperedchef.biz/LBennettskitchen and go to "Our Products." There will be a button that says "How to Purchase." Put in my name, Susan Fronsoe, in the purple box as the host. Order your items only through this venue! Party ends October 28th.
If you don't want to order any items from Pampered Chef and would rather donate some cold hard cash (anything helps – NO amount is too small) please send a check or money order to: Ed Bennett P.O. Box 27 Ranger, GA 30734.
Thank you so very much for your thoughts, prayers and donations. With your help, we will see Ed and Laurie married for at least another 20 years!