Friday, October 03, 2014

Fundraising is Well on It's Way

We have an amazing team of 4 women who we are now calling our "Fundraising Gurus".  They are keeping people updated via email.  I wanted to post an update on here as well.  This information was from our latest email.  If you would like to be added to this email contact list, please let me know!  We want this info to get out there as far and wide as possible. 

I hope you are enjoying fall!  I wanted to give you an update on the Flick Medical Fund.  So far there is a total of $25,527 as of 9:09am Friday 42% of the goal, and there are additional funds coming in that we expect will put the total well over the 50% mark very soon!  Thank you so much for all you are doing to help Kevin get a kidney, it is working!  

Below is a list of current fundraising efforts. 

  • Scentsy - Jennifer Umbaugh - party open until Sept. 30, link to info/order here:
  • Pampered Chef - Kassi Shelton, party open until Oct. 12. Place orders here:
  • Online Auction - Melissa Bower (, collecting giftable items and services to sell in an online auction.  So far handmade baby items, a quilt, babysitting services, etc have been donated. The auction could really use more items.   Items like baked goods, handmade items, Thirty-One, Pampered Chef, babysitting services, leaf raking services, gift cards, sports/events tickets - sky is the limit!  Contact Melissa to donate by Oct. 11.  Auction will be held Oct. 18-19, just in time to get started with holiday shopping!  Check out the auction here:
  • Bloomington - ECC trivia night - October 25, 7pm - come out for a fun family night to show off your trivia skills and knowledge!  Contact Meredith Lulich for tickets at
  • Bloomington - Concert - hosted by Brian & Michelle Clark, date & band TBD
  • Cincinnati - Nov. 10, Newport, KY location, BW3 give back night, 10% all meals donated, must use the attached ticket or let server know you are part of the fundraiser.  Also will have a raffle before Monday Night Football games with table donations - Amber Walter hosting, contact her at for more info or if you are interested in hosting at a BW3 in your area
These are the fundraisers that have already been held for our family:
  • Bloomington - Garage sale - Rochelle Hart hosted 9/27 - raised $2000, huge success!
  • South Bend - Fish Fry - Sue Irwin hosted 9/19 - raised over $1200, Thank you!!!
  • Bloomington - Pumpkins - Cindy Tirey - pumpkins are sold out!
  • Indianapolis - Anne & Chris Frank - lemonade stand - raised $303!  wow!
Just a reminder that if you are sending checks, please make those out to ECC with a designation of Flick Medical Fund and mail to address below.  (Do not make check out to Flick Medical Fund.)  This allows your donation to be tax-deductible and for the full amount to go directly to Kevin's kidney. : )
ECC Bloomington
Flick Medical Fund
503 South High Street
Bloomington, IN 47401

First, thank you for your amazing support! You all have surrounded this family with love and have helped us in ways we never expected.
We understand that my particular problem is very complicated, but we thought this summary would help explain our insurance situation in a succinct manner.
* I was automatically placed on Medicare in May after being on dialysis for more than 3 months, without warning or signing a document, due to new Federal health care laws.
* Medicare only covers 80% of the transplant costs.
* I am prohibited from signing up for a private insurance plan, by law, because I'm eligible for Medicare.
* A Medicare Advantage Plan would provide 100% coverage, but I'm not eligible since I have ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease).
* A Medicare Special Needs Program is offered by Medicaid and Medicare for ESRD patients to provide the remaining 20%, but I must be eligible for Medicaid.
* Medicaid would cover the other 20% and is my only insurance option.
* Indiana Medicaid for patients with ESRD can not have have more than $2,250 in resources (for married couples). Therefore I am not eligible for Medicaid because I have too many resources.
* My only option at this point is to raise the 20% of the transplant costs (pre and post surgery, as well as anti-rejection medications), which is estimated to be $60,000.

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