• Go fund me .com

    Asked by downbutnotout on Friday, June 7, 2013

    Go fund me .com

    I have just been told another procedure will have to be done, insurance is running out, no extra funds, no help from friends or family. I have been looking at this fundraising site GoFundme.com. Has anyone here ever used this? Did it work?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • carm's Avatar

      I don't know about that site but you might try giveforward.com. I have had many people use this. Also you might try needymeds I will give you the information here. Best of luck, Carm RN.

      This is a valuable website that I recommend to all my patients. It is called NeedyMeds. This link will take you to the home page. Running across the page, there is a horizontal green stripe about 2 inches from the top. Within that green stripe you will see Brand Name Drugs, Generic Name Drugs, Coupons, Rebates & More, Free Clinics and Clinical Trials. You will find your medications on either the brand or generic name tabs. Also check out the section on the left side of the home page that says Diagnosis-Based Assistance under the second section labeled "Additional Resources." Here, when you click on that link it will take you to a page and half way down highlighted in blue will be "Diagnosis List." Click on that and then in Blue you will see the alphabet in blue, click on "C" and then the first on the list is Cancer-All; click on that. This will take you to a page that lists National and local resources. Usually National organizations are listed first and look in the column to see the resource they provide. Then scroll down to your state and look at the local resources. When you see one that interests you, just click on the name and it will tell you what they offer and also give a link to that resources website. Don't forget to look at all the drugs you take by brand or generic name to see what coupons you can get; this includes pain meds and chemotherapy. Also look into the Coupons, Rebates & More tabs to find personal care product coupons. On the left there is also a link under the Additional Resources that tells you how to get your scans discounted. This is a wonderful site and I am sure you have many friends who can benefit from it as well.

      over 3 years ago
    • lynniepoo's Avatar

      Does your oncologist not have a person who helps find funding for patients? Mine does and helped paying for my Revlimid which as an oral chemo was only covered by BCBS $2000 per calendar year. When it costs around $8000 per month that didnt help alot. I am sure they have other funding for procedures, etc.

      over 3 years ago
    • caringfriend's Avatar

      I did try to raise funds for my friend after the MM caused such severe bone pain she became unable to work. She had 3 collapsed vertebrae, as well as numerous lesions on practically all bones. Go Fund Me allows you to post a link to Facebook, so I thought that would really help get the word out to lots of people. Sadly, we did not have much success at all. I think the problem was that I don't have all that many Facebook friends, myself, and only a couple who know her. I did link the Go Fund Me fundraiser to HER Facebook as well, but, as a working single parent, she has never had time to really cultivate a large social network either. We only raised $350 and the website deducts a percentage, so she received a check for about $321, total. It was discouraging. I do think it may have helped raise awareness of her situation, as she then received quite a bit more in donations sent directly to her, which actually was better, since there was no percentage deduction for an intermediary.

      over 2 years ago

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