Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Another gift for a good person

I'm sending $100 to Val from Colorado. She sent a request recently asking for some help with a doctor's bill. I know that $100 will hardly cover a co-pay for a routine visit to the doctor these days. But my thinking is that a few extra dollars will take some of the sting out of the check up, x-ray or exam bill.

We won't get into the politics of medical care, health insurance and the like here in the United States. Suffice to say, it's not cheap to go to the hospital or specialist whether you have insurance or not. A trip to the hospital for a serious illness or procedure can result in a family going deep into debt in a few short days.

You can make a difference though. If you have a neighbor or friend who is struggling with medical bills, offer to help them out. Even if it's just a little bit, if you can afford it, do what you can to help them. If you can't really afford to pay for another person's doctor bill, consider volunteering with a hospital or medical related charity. Giving up an afternoon of your time to help others is just as good, if not better, as giving money.

Thanks for reading and listening while I climbed up on my little soapbox here. I'll be back soon with more updates. Keep those requests coming.

30 comments:

DomoNBA said...

Hi, I admire you. God Bless you! I sent you a request as well. Maybe you'll get to it. Whatever the outcome, God Bless You.

Martina said...

Well it's nice to see that you are still around and doing nice things for other people. I guess that my request just wasn't in the cards

joran said...

God bless you, man. I hope you grant mine before my car is repossessed, but there are others with needs to. You do good work

Roxiefdl said...

Roxie
You are a real godsend, I wish there were more people like you in this world. Just the attitude and positive thinking of helping people out is great. So glad I could write this and let you know.

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rojofamily said...

I want to do what you do. Think I just might. I don't have much but even if I could help a little, that's better than nothing! Thanks for inspiring me and also I did send a request.

Scott said...

Rojo,
Every little bit helps. I encourage you to consider giving back just a little of what you can spare.

Martina,
I can't fulfill every request. But I do what I can. Hang in there.

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joe said...

My friend told me about this site. she sent you a reuqest now Im also sending one. I think you are an inspiration. thank you for all you do! my request was about my car I hope you can help but thank you either way for being a blessing to others.

Retro Frenzy said...

Greetings!

I just wanted to follow up after the message I sent a few days ago. I'm still remaining positive regarding my need! May the Universe bless you Scott.

...Namaste! :)

dimstar said...

I hope someday to be the man I'd like to be, someone my children will be proud of. Your doing a great thing and it is appreciated.

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jamesbond007 said...

I sent you a request and i need you to understand why. My mom has three months to live and i want to make the last few months the best.

SONYA said...

What you are doing is very compassionate. You heard about Bill Gates giving away half of his fortune to charities. 28 Billion or somewhere in there. I was thinking, I wish he could have shared one of those Billions just like you are sharing now. Helping out many ordinary struggling people in our country. A Billion would have gone such a loooonnng way for ordinary people!!!

Gail said...

Dear Scott,
Your site gives new hope to many and of those you choose to help, I hope that in some way they will pay it forward. Can you imagine what a wonderful world it would if we could all do something, however small if we just helped each other?

Gail said...

Dear Scott,
Your site gives hope to many in time of need. My hope is that of those you help, I hope they find a way, however small it may be to pass it forward. Can you imagine a world where each of us could do some act of kindness each day? That would be Heaven on earth. God Bless us all.

Gail said...

Sorry for the double post...I`m new to this :)

Geraldine Nalzaro said...

i just sent my personal wish for you a while ago...this is my first time visiting your site and my first time knowing there is a kind of sharing help like this online.
i read your blogs and i felt so happy for your good deeds to us...to our fellow humans...
just let me feel like this...i am so proud of you and to the whole team doing these all...i know i will do thesame sort of kindness to our fellows in need if i have the resources to do so... i love to help..i love the feeling of happiness in my heart even just a very simple help that i gave to others even if i am in need too.the feeling of happiness knowing i made other people happy... God sees these all....HE SEES THESE ALL...

Morninglight said...

This is a great thing that you are doing I am a three time in remission surviving cancer patient I received money from my disability settlement but no matter how I tried to set it up for my chhildren the state took it because they had to pay my medicare premiums I didnt request any other assistance from thhe state until it got to the point of no food. Then at Christmas this year the sickness got very bad and to top it off thhe state put all the hard copies of records in a warehhouse and then switched computer systems. Now starting from birth with all the info they need to just get food is imposssible you would not believe the paperwork and it was all just there well with that happening it kicked me out to even pay my premium so I had to support myself and four children on 985 this month I am young and you say why 4 cildren I was working on my masters BA 4.0 150,000 per year and married before I got sick not only that I couldnt even let them have their ssi checks bc they had to eat I am now worth more dead than alive to them but they will have a mother as long as I can weather the storm it is not their fault for the firsst time I am lost not one person would give me 10 for each of my children there are no grandparents and their father doesnt know how to pay a nickle in support and since I have garenteed income and they get ssi hes not their major concern I have true documentation of all of this I hate asking anyone for help It is truly for them we will be eating our community center dinner I cant make it I just had some sists remoc=ved from my lower spine and I cant get around so I have to send them walking in the cold for the only warm meal theyll get that week and they will be greatful for that bc thats my children. If you need back up of any of this I can send it to you please help or forward to all in your address book and maybe someone will send by my youngest and oldest bdays the5th and 13th of jan.
dkiger12@helpmakemymoneybackfromhomeandcancer.com
morninglight73@gmail.com

Morninglight said...

help our family

jthorn said...

jthorn
After readung some of these I thank GOD that my needs are small
Iam at the very least blessed with my health and a strong back.More of us could use broader sholders like yours. God bless you.

lovelykassandra said...

Im really amazed ur an angel sent from heaven

lovelykassandra said...

Im really amazed ur an angel sent from heaven

kristin7516 said...

I think what you are doing is great. You are absoultly right if more people would help others the world would be a wonderful place. I always try to help others in any way I can. Unfortunatly I am not in any way able to help others financially, however, I do other things. Like give hand me downs from my childern to others who can not afford it be a friend when needed anything really that is in my powers. I believe in doing for others as you would like done for yourself. Good to know that there are others out there doing as they can. Maybe one day I can financial afford to help out people, but untill then I will continue doing what I can when I can. Even with just a few good hearted people the world can seem better.

kristin7516 said...

You are absoultly correct. If more people help others the world would be great. I have always tried to help others when possible. I am in no way finacially able to help out at this time in my life. Unfortunatly I believe many of us have fallen on hard times, however, I do other things to help when I can. I believe in doing for others as you would want done for you. Many times our kindness may be mistaken for weakness, but I just smile and continue being me. So glad that there are others out there too. Keep it up. I am sure what you have done has already made someone eles a better person. One step at a time we will all get there.

crystlturnr80 said...

If every person in this world with the means to do this would do what you do and take time to care there wouldn't be so many people in so much need. There are so many people with money who think they are above us "poverty level people" they think our situations are due to some action of our owne (in some cases maybee) but not many. We are dealt our hands in life and do what we can with them and sometimes no matter how hard you work or how bad you want your life a certain way sometimes it is out of our controll! We should ALL be thankful for what we do have, no matter how bad we think we have it (and I am not saying it's not bad, I am in a situation myself) we should ALWAYS be thankful for what we do have, health, love, health of someone we love, life, opertunity to try again tomorrow. Even without the fancy cars and house, clothes ect. (even though I get sad sometimes mad) I thank God everyday for blessing me with this day, my children's health, my family, my health, my husband's health and the love we have for oneonother! And I can say no matter how bad things have been without material items (and they have been pretty bad) we have always had those things...and those are the things I could NEVER live without!

Sharon said...

This shoould be like the movie pay it forward. I always have been one to give rather than recieve but if I do recieve I like to pay it forward to someone else in hopes they will do the same. God Bless you and your family.

Linda Arringion said...

Hi Scott. I really need help dear. Battery went out on my van and i needs meds . My insurance dont cover it.. thanks a. Bunch.

Linda Arringion said...

Hi Scott. R u still helping people??