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I sent you a message through your fundraising site gofundme. I wanted to share some info I learned during a webinar here for others also. It's sometimes important to raise funds that are exempt from being counted as the person's assets by the government or charities. This means that special accounts need to be set up for the person with the help of a financial advisor, lawyer, bank or charitable fundraising organization. One very reputable organization that has been assisting people who have had catastrophic financial needs with raising funds is Help Hope Live - http://www.helphopelive.org/ They set up an account that all funds go into then release the funds as they are needed by the recipient. They help with identifying the best type of fund raising activity for your area, with planning and advertising, with organization, and stay with you for years to make sure funds are properly managed. They have a fee that is very reasonable, I don't remember, but it's around 4%.
Just be sure that the funds raised won't jeopardize the person's ability to later qualify for Medicaid if they need to apply for it, or that it means they later have to use all the funds up in order to qualify, leaving them with unfunded medical needs. And since many charitable groups or community programs that could help often have income limits, this type of funding often isn't counted which makes the best use of all money the person needs to cover the great cost of providing for their care.