Sunday, July 29, 2007

You Can Make a Difference

Have you ever heard of Fibrosing Mediastintis or FM? FM is a reaction to the inhalation of a fungus (Histoplasmosis) that is in the soil of the Ohio-Mississippi River Valley Area and is found worldwide. Currently there are only 300-400 people in the U.S. diagnosed with FM. Because it is such a rare disease Medicare does not recognize it and refuses to pay certain health costs. But more important that by recognizing this disease will help raise interest and funding for research which is currently almost nonexistent. The link below will take you to a petition sight regarding this disease, Fibrosing Mediastintis or FM. Please take the time to sign this petition it will only take a moment. Sign the petition here. You can make a difference. I make this request on behalf of my friend Dona Anderson who has this disease.


The bad Liz said...

Pass a message on to Dona - she should fight, fight, fight the insurance company that she has. Resubmit, resubmit, have her doctor call, and resubmit again. Meetings with the insurance company rep where she gets her health care.

Fight! Dona - good luck from Liz

Anonymous said...

Thanks to you Bev for doing this. Dona has been a huge asset to all of the beading community. She also has a HUGE heart! Pat

Anonymous said...

I didn't mean for above to be anonymous. Pat beadmagnet

Anonymous said...

It brings tears to my eyes that Dona is going through this!!! I hope her insurance comes through for her. Is there a treatment for this disease? Dona - please, please, please get well!!! We need your creativity and sparkle!!!!!!!