Cheryl Tenold Medical Expenses

Fund Type: Charitable Event

Winchester, TN

Fundraiser ends on July 10, 2024

One of our own, Cheryl Tenold, from Stevensville Montana has been diagnosed with an operable brain tumor. She was referred to the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona on June 4, 2024. Surgery is scheduled for July.

**NEW UPDATE 6/21/2024** The question has been asked "Why not use a surgeon in Montana?" There are 3 neurosurgeons in Montana **(none of them feel capable of handling this surgery), the one she saw stated, (paraphrasing) If I had this tumor I would want to go to the number 1 neurosurgeon in America for this and he is at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona! We have attached 2 pictures of her brain scan - the issue is with the pointy thing extended from the tumor - it is attached to an artery or vein that, if not, handled properly could cause many catastrophic issues. Negotiations are ongoing with her insurance company ** because the Mayo clinic and the neurosurgeon is considered Out of Network.  


Please pray for Cheryl as she faces this unimageable time in her life! 


**NEW UPDATE 6/19/2024** Cheryl has now received a new unexpected estimate of $300,000 before her surgery.  Preop is scheduled for July 18, 2024 with 2 surgeries happening a few days later. Cheryl is also experiencing many unpleasant symptoms and side effects from the medications she is having to take pre-surgery. This is making it difficult for her day to day living and work. The tumor is operable, but without the surgery it will continue to grow and will be life threatening.


Cheryl began experiencing headaches and vision issues and was recently diagnosed with a very large brain tumor called meningioma.  She is extremely responsible and has life insurance, long-term care insurance and funeral plans all in place.  She even has the best health insurance coverage available to her in Montana.  Cheryl's doctors have referred her to the Mayo Clinic in Arizona (to the best surgeon for this type tumor) for surgery to remove the tumor.  Unfortunately, her health insurance is only good in Montana.  The "estimate" given by the Mayo Clinic  for cash patients is $140,000 before travel and other necessary expenses. Surgery is scheduled for July, pre-op for a couple of weeks and post-op for a couple more weeks, following with recovery at home.


 

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Fifty Cent

2 days ago

Shawty, get this done!!

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Blake Shelton

15 days ago

You got this!

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Sean Patterson

18 days ago

💕Love you my sweet friend!!!

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Fayna Edens

20 days ago

Love you Cheryl!💕🙏

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