Right before I left for Colorado, my amazing best friend set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for Rima's double lung transplant. This is something Rima, nor I would have ever done ourselves, asking for help in anyway. Emily, knowing this and also from experience how costly a transplant can be surprised us both.
The outpour of generosity has been incredible and very unexpected. Rima, is unable to work and probably won't be able to for quite sometime. She's been silently carrying this stressful burden on her shoulders for a while, how will she financially survive? Insurance does not fully cover everything, i.e. some medications she will have to take for the rest of her life. I've already decided to help her out financially as much as possible in addition to taking on the role of her caregiver during this whole process.
We truly appreciate all the support. We're so thankful to have so many people who care. Thank you all for your amazingly large hearts.
With ultimate gratitude,
Rima and Laima.