Uninsured, no money and no support system... this is the story of so many of the women we serve at The Rose. Many women who meet this description feel a sense of hopelessness when they find a lump in their breast. Where to go? What to do? The Rose is here for those women, EVERY WOMAN, with a caring, bilingual staff (Spanish and Asian languages) who WANT to help them because every woman is important! These are mothers, daughters, grandmothers, sisters... women who keep our families together, love unconditionally and we need them in our lives. The Rose provides quality breast healthcare services and access to treatment for the uninsured and those who do not have the ability to pay for services. We do provide quality breast healthcare services to the insured as well. Every time an insured woman chooses The Rose for her breast healthcare services, she helps a woman who is uninsured.No woman should die because she cannot afford the price of a mammogram! Your thoughtful donation(s)can help save lives! Thank you!
No woman should die because she cannot afford the price of a mammogram!
My name is Marisol and I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 24 and I felt a new lump, um, it kind of surprised me. So I watched it myself over a couple months and by March I knew that it had grown. It had like doubled in size. And so I went to go see a doctor. My, I didn't have, um, like full medical insurance.
I was, I was 24 in college. Um, and at the time a single mom. And so my parents took me to Wharton, Texas and, um, I saw a breast surgeon there. And I was diagnosed with Cystosarcoma Phyllodes. The doctor, the surgeon said, well it's about a $20,000 surgery. And I looked at my parents and I'm like, Oh no, cause I, I hate to be a burden on anybody.
The doctor said, Well, I have this form. It's from the Rose. Just fill it out and we'll, we'll go from there. They can possibly cover some of the surgery. And so what I remember is they paid about $19,000 and I, I paid out of pocket like $1,000.