Families On The Financial Brink Fundraise To Pay Medical Bills

Since June 2012, this has been Farmington attorney Kristen Garlans’ life: her boss died, which eventually resulted in her losing her job; a drunk driver killed a close friend; and a beloved aunt died. And then a nagging health concern turned out to be non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Without a job, Garlans, 33, qualified for Medicaid. She’s still waiting to hear about SSI. Meanwhile, she’s received notice that she could lose her house to foreclosure, and while she finishes her multiple rounds of chemo and follows up with radiation, she can’t work.