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41-year-old Lilly Machado wants a transplant to outlive, after being identified with non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver.
“If I don’t get the cash, I don’t get my surgical procedure,” says Lilly Machado, Miami-area resident.
Lilly is a spouse, mom of three, now left heartbroken and in tears. She says she was discharged from St. Joseph’s Hospital with two choices: pay $500,000 out-of-pocket or be admitted to hospice care. Lilly is on an emergency Arizona Well being Care Value Containment System (AHCCCS), which is Arizona’s Medicaid company, however that can apparently not help with the surgical procedure price.
“I really feel like they kicked me out like I don’t deserve the chance to save lots of my life,” says Machado.
Lilly has labored as a waitress at El Ranchito restaurant over the previous 15 years, making an affect on everybody she meets.
The complete group is coming collectively in assist of Lilly, elevating greater than $50,000 already, the quantity wanted simply to schedule the transplant.
“I felt it is my obligation, my honor to be a part of this group and to assist as a lot as we are able to,” stated John Wong, proprietor of Bloom, a restaurant and sushi bar in Globe.
“I reside on this small city however they’ve large hearts. I simply wish to inform them how a lot I like my folks and my group, and the way grateful I will be my complete life,” says Machado.
ABC15 reached out to Dignity Well being concerning St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Middle. The supplier informed us they might not give particular particulars on Lilly’s case however supplied us with a press release:
“The organ transplantation course of is extremely complicated, and there are a selection of detailed nationally-applied standards that should be adopted. We attempt to offer all our sufferers with the very best care beneath the established standards.”
Lilly says medical doctors informed her she solely has as much as three months to reside. Her household helps her as she continues to get weaker by the day.
“My mother has at all times been that sort of individual to handle others earlier than she takes care of herself. I stated, ‘it is advisable put your self first mother,’” says Jacqueline Machado, daughter.
“I take into consideration my toddler coming over and giving me a hug, and I don’t wish to lose the possibility to see him like being a very good citizen. I’m so happy with my oldest ones,” says Machado.
Lilly says there’s a large fail within the medical system, which she hopes will change as a result of she and others in the identical scenario have a lot to reside for.
“We don’t deserve that; we must be handled like human beings,” says Machado.
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