Benefit for teacher who lost insurance and is fighting breast cancer

Save Megann's Coconuts

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by Michele McCormack

MENOMONEE FALLS -- As a teacher with the non profit Children's Community Center in Menomonee Falls, the only insurance available to Megann Schnickle was through the university she's attending for her bachelor's degree.

The timing of the cancellation of her insurance coverage couldn't have been worse.

"We didn't get a great explanation for why they were canceling it, just that not enough students were using it," Schnickel tells CBS 58.

She does not have insurance through her employer or husband.

Her  doctor pushed for   a mammogram, then insisted on a biopsy.

Four days before her insurance was canceled, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

"I was in the process of looking for insurance but once you get that cancer diagnosis you can't get insurance."

She didn't know how she would pay for it, but Megann decided to have both breasts surgically removed. She felt is was her best chance at staying alive for her husband and two sons, considering her mother had breast cancer.
 

"I'm Very glad it's over and behind me. But I still need a second surgery for reconstruction."


But she's not going it alone. Family and friends are now organizing a fundraiser at a Hawaiian Themed bar owned by her husband's friend.

THE FUNDRAISER "SAVE MEGANN'S COCONUTS"
IS THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST
AT LUCKY JOE'S TIKI ROOM
196 SOUTH SECOND STREET IN MILWAUKEE.
3-7 P.M.
KIDS ARE WELCOME 3-5 P.M.

 

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