US Cancer Patient’s Dying Wish Fulfills: Erases $16M in People’s Medical Debt

A lady from New York City who died of ovarian cancer earned enough money to pay off millions of dollars in medical obligations for others.

Casey McIntyre, 38, begged fans to consider giving to her cause in a social media message she organised to be shared after her death.

As a way of commemorating her life, she stated that she intended to pay off other people’s medical bills.

On social media, she said, “If you’re reading this, I have passed away.”

“I loved each and every one of you with all of my heart and I promise you, I knew how deeply I was adored… to celebrate my life, I’ve arranged to pick up others’ medical debt then destroy the debt.”

She continued by saying that she wished everyone could have access to the same high-quality medical treatment that she had while facing stage four ovarian cancer.

McIntyre and her family had raised more than $170,000 (£136,000) as of Saturday for her campaign with the nonprofit organisation RIP Medical Debt. Up to $17 million in outstanding medical debt has been erased because to McIntyre’s campaign, since the group pays off a dollar of medical debt for every dollar given.

According to the group, it purchases medical debt “at a fraction of the original cost, in bundled portfolios, millions of dollars at a time.”

On its website, it states that “whatever you donate has 100x the impact on average.”

Medical debt may affect up to 100 million Americans, according to estimates from the non-profit KFF, which promotes health research.

McIntyre’s family announced on social media that she had passed away, and that in December, they would hold a “debt jubilee” and memorial event in Prospect Park, New York City, where they would honour her life by buying and forgiving the medical debt of others in an anonymous manner.

The book publisher McIntyre began her ovarian cancer treatment in 2019 and passed away on Sunday. Her spouse and 18-month-old kid survive her.

McIntyre’s family announced on social media that she had passed away, and that in December, they would hold a “debt jubilee” and memorial event in Prospect Park, New York City, where they would honour her life by buying and forgiving the medical debt of others in an anonymous manner.

The book publisher McIntyre began her ovarian cancer treatment in 2019 and passed away on Sunday. Her spouse and 18-month-old kid survive her.

She said in her article that she felt “magical” over the final five months of her life while in hospice care and surrounded by friends and family in Virginia, Rhode Island, and New York.

Her spouse Andrew Rose Gregory said the following on X, the platform that was once known as Twitter: “Casey. You are with us even though you are gone, and we will be searching everywhere for you because we love and miss you <3”.

 

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