Most USA health insurance policies will not cover an out-of-country surgical procedure. Because of this, many ARD sufferers are left to pay this expense out of pocket. Many simply do not have the funds to move forward, thus they depend on the generosity of others. Below are links to fundraisers that are currently in progress. *Note: While we personally donate and help raise funds for many sufferers, this website and owners of this website (karensteward.com) are not involved with these fundraisers. We only provide links to help assist those who are in need to get their message out. Please give at your own discretion.
Excerpt: Leslie Ward:You're probably thinking, "why don't you find a specialist here in the US to operate and cut your adhesions out?" And the answer is this: I have. Fourteen times.
Excerpt:Nicole Townley: My doctor, nor any other doctor in the US will operate on me again. Yes, during each and every one of my surgeries, adhesion barriers were used; but to no avail. They did absolutely no good. I was so hopeful each and every time. Then, at that moment that the pain nearly takes my breath away, I know that once again, another surgery has failed.