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As the holiday season approaches, you may be filled with excitement and enthusiasm. Or just the opposite, you may be filled with anxiety and exhaustion from high bills and lots of stress. I recently found out about an organization that may (if you qualify) relieve a little stress. This organization cannot help everyone but if you or a family member are facing a serious medical condition and the bills are piling up Stress Less Heal More (SLHM) may be able to provide some assistance.
Stress Less Heal More (SLHM) was founded in 2009 in San Diego, CA, by Julie Kalb after going through cancer treatment. As a single mother on a limited income, she quickly realized that negotiating her bills would be the key to her financial survival. Now Julie and two assistants help others through their own medical billing challenges.
Since its inception, SLMH has been negotiating household expenses such as utilities, phone, cable, rent, credit card debt, car payments, and hospital bills for anyone with a life threatening health condition.
While SLHM initially focused on cancer, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, and other serious health conditions, they are now offering their services to active military personnel and Veterans across the United States. Cases can easily be handled in person, by mail, phone, and email. At first while they are only staffed to handle the bill negotiation for five individuals at a time, eventually they are planning to increase the number Soldiers and Veterans they can help.
To get started, the Wounded Warrior, Veteran or Family Member should contact SLHM at firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 828-7759, and they will send a form that will enable them to negotiate bills on your behalf. For more information, visit http://www.stressless-healmore.com. SLHM is small and has limited staff to support a growing need, but during this season of giving and added stress, I thought it was important to highlight an organization trying hard to reduce ones financial stress and allow those in need to concentrate on healing or helping loved ones heal.
If you are aware of other caring organizations that provide a specific niche and want to assist Service Members, Veterans, and their Families, please comment on this blog and I will be happy to highlight them in the future for our Army OneSource users.
Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!
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