Thursday, January 20, 2011

Unexpected Angel

This morning I was determined to be productive.  I made my to-do list and began to scratch things off.  Then I hit the part that said pay and discuss medical bills.  By ‘pay and discuss’ I meant work out a payment plan and find out why the insurance didn’t cover a portion of the bill.  This was probably my least favorite thing on my to-do list.  Medical bills and insurance issues are daunting and usually exhausting.  But I took a deep breath and made the call.  I was transferred a couple of times, and finally reached the person who could help me.  She said to me, “Oh, your name sounds familiar.”  I figured maybe she had just seen it in her files at the office.  After we spoke for a little bit we realized that we went to high school together.  It’s always nice to feel like you have a connection with someone when you’re trying to figure out a bill.  Then I told her I wanted to pay an installment and she said ok and then put me on hold.  When she came back on the phone, she told me that she would take this installment but the rest of the bill would be written off.   I wish I could have gone through the phone to give her a hug!  I thanked her (I think maybe about 10 times) and she said, “You’re so welcome, I can only imagine what you’re going through.”  I got off the phone so excited that I wanted to call everyone I know and tell them about my unexpected angel.  I have no idea if my old high school classmate ever comes across this blog.  But if you do, I want you to know that your random act of kindness totally made my day!  If we ever run into each other expect a great big hug from me!  I went to radiation and spent the rest of my day with an extra hop in my step and a grateful heart thanks to you – my unexpected angel for the day!


  1. Sabres! They're everywhere!! ;-) hope you continue with that "extra bounce" in your step!! xoxo