I just thought that I had done the most wonderful thing in my life and thats to become a living donor and save someones life and I was double crossed. I had registered with my local hospital to become a living donor and was approached by the National Jewish Masadah Foundation to become a living donor to a patient in Israel. Being the strong man of faith I am I agreed to be screened. I went there passed all the tests and visted the Holy land and was told I was a perfect match. The Foundation told me the patients insurance would pick up all expenses along with the hospital. The patient was a mother of four and an incredible person along with her family. They treated me great from the beginning to the end. I went through the surgery on 4/17/2008 and it was a success. They had me submit my receipts and I returned to the US. The recipient was discharged and is doing great. Now the director of the hospital informed me that the insurance has denied all of my expenses for travel and medical co-pays because I am not an Isaeli citizen. I am now in debt and can’t return to work because of the surgery for 6-8 weeks and my blood pressure has been through the roof. I have been admitted to the ER 3 times since my return. Does anyone know of any financial assistance for a good christian who tried to save a life and was denied a fair shake. I have also contacted an attorney about going after the NJMF and they said I couldn’t because surgery was done in Israel.
Thank you for any help that can be provided