A Chance to Help Little Tait (and enter a giveaway!)

A family with whom we are acquainted are praying for help with a whopping medical bill they incurred (4 years ago) when their baby was born three months early. Little Tait underwent three months in NICU , but miraculously recovered and is doing well today.

These young parents, however, are still chipping away at the last of almost a 1 million dollar expense.

The hospital has agreed to settle if they can raise $100,000 in 90 days, ending this Friday. They have reached $72,500 and are believing, with God’s help and the help of His people, to be able to reach the goal by Friday.

I wanted to offer you the chance to help them in conjunction with TizzleTop, a company that makes children and baby items.

TizzleTop has offered to enter your name in a giveaway for any donation made to Little Tait’s fund, and for sharing about the giveaway.

 

If you would like to make a donation and enter the giveaway, simply visit Tait’s page, make your donation, share the giveaway, then come back and enter the rafflecopter for a chance to win a burp cloth set or apron of your choice!

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11 Responses to “A Chance to Help Little Tait (and enter a giveaway!)”

  1. Hayley Ferguson says:

    I can’t understand Gabbie’s comment living in Australia. I’m sure a lot of medical service prices are greatly increased because people have insurance. I’m not sure but it may be that the medical profession charge a lot more for their “services rendered” when they know it’s covered by medicare/medicaid or bill paying patients insurance. Make no mistake a hospital is a business and they make big money and often times cover up medical advances that are cheap and effective because they won’t make as much money from them. I have heard this from hospital nurses. I don’t know how things work in America so my comment may not be very sound, but having had 5 out of 10 children born “prematurely” my compassion goes out to this family, as a Christian. Even if they made a bad decision 4 years ago, is there no forgiveness. Sorry Gabbie your comment comes across as stemming from pride. Yes I also don’t know your circumstances and why you may have made such a stinging attack against this family, so I appologise in advance for any unwarranted offence I may have caused you. I just remember that when I had finished school and I met families who lived differently to how I’d been raised, I made judgemental comments without knowing the true circumstances; based upon appearances and I was dead wrong. Just to conclude I once met a lady 14 years ago who was born three months early, one of triplets and she was 97 at the time I met her. She said that they wrapped her and her sisters in peanut oil and cotton wool and held them close and that’s how all three survived :-) Humbly in Christ, Hayley

    • Word Warrior says:

      Hayley,

      I don’t know where Gabbie’s comment went, but “Gabbie”, aka. many different names, is a troll. Most of her IP’s are blocked, as this one will be. I would have deleted her comments had I seen them before anyone replied. She is irrational, mean, and has no desire to make sense or be heard….just annoy. Sorry. Your comment is right, though.

  2. Susan says:

    I understand your concern for them not paying, but she says they are chipping away at the last of a nearly one million dollar bill. Unless I am mistaken it sounds like they have been paying and have made an agreement with the hospital over the remaining amount. If they had not paid up until this point they would most likely be paying a debt collector not the hospital. I know medical bills can be expensive and we all should pay as much as we can for our bills. Hospitals will work with you usually, because like you said they want to be paid for their services.

    • Gabbie says:

      It’s my understanding that the hospital has reduced its bill considerably, in order to be paid something by the Taits. That is a loss to the hospital. I am wondering if this family behaved ethically in making the hospital take such a loss, and in not paying the amount due. The hospital saved their son’s life, after all! And weren’t the mom’s next few pregnancies complicated ones also?

      I understand their desire not to take government assistance, but it is noteworthy that the good doctors and nurses who saved Little Tait would have been paid in full if the family had accepted Medicaid.

      • Word Warrior says:

        “Gabbie”–I’ll be blocking this IP too…and though it’s futile to argue with a troll, use your head. It’s not unethical to make consistent payments on an inflated bill. That’s quite ethical. They could have walked away at the enormity of it. It’s very customary for a hospital to arrange payment with a patient for many years, as long as they are paying something.

        Keep your snark to yourself. You’re unwanted here.

      • Cindy says:

        Two things, Gabbie:
        1) “And weren’t the mom’s next few pregnancies complicated ones also?” What does that have to do with the price of tea in China?

        2) Some people (myself included) believe that it is wrong to force taxpayers to cover personal bills because it involves the force of government. These people have taken on massive hardship in order to keep from picking YOUR pocket to pay their bills. You’d think you’d have some respect for that, rather than criticizing. The “good doctors and nurses” would most likely get paid less with medicaid, not more. No matter how much they get paid, the hospital has its policies, and this is how it works for families that want to pull their own weight instead of forcing others to pay for them.

  3. Pat says:

    Just for reference, I worked (in California) doing billing and receipts for a general surgeon 13 years ago. He charged approx. $2000 for a particular surgery. Medicare paid about $500 and he adjusted the rest. Medi-cal paid about $150 and he adjusted the rest. Neither Medicare nor Medi-cal ever paid anything CLOSE to what he charged for any procedure. Based on those figures, I wouldn’t be surprised if Little Tait’s hospital is still getting paid more than if their state’s version of Medi-cal had paid the bill.

  4. Elizabeth McBride says:

    The whole story isn’t posted. I can feel for anyone with whopping medical bills. The family was offered medical assistance for Baby Tait’s birth and NICU, they refused it, said it was socialized medicine. Most premature babies in this country can receive medical assistance if their parents don’t have insurance. We taxpayers want the money going to this kind of care because we want to see healthy babies. If his parents are taxpayers they have paid into the system for years. Tait deserved to be on medical assistance. If I’m not mistaken the state of Arkansas paid the bill for the Duggar’s micro-premie.

    They have known for 4 years they had this bill and it was their responsibility to pay it. I would have paid $5, $10, or some amount I could afford every week. The hospital would have worked with them. Instead they waited until the deadline approached. And now they are begging for money. I don’t understand why medical assistance is evil but begging is OK.

    • wordwarrior says:

      Elisabeth

      They HAVE made payments the whole time. Christians don’t begrude the chance to help those in honest need. It is one way we are given to love in “word and deed.”

  5. Word Warrior says:

    I’m closing comments because this isn’t the place to air your disagreement with the way the Tait’s have handled their financial burden. You have the choice not to donate and to keep negative comments quiet. I’m thankful to be be a part of helping one of my members of the Body handle a burden that is too big for anyone to bear…it’s our calling. I’m also proud of them for not asking those of you who, ironically disagree, to be forced to pay for something you have no choice about.

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