Nancy Hiller – woodworker, author, teacher and friend extraordinaire – was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Champ that she is, she continues to write and design kitchens through the chemo treatments (and get out to the shop when the medical experts say it’s OK).
But as is the case with so many self-employed people in the U.S., Nancy’s medical insurance coverage isn’t sufficient, and chemo and other treatments are crazy expensive. After facing punishing medical treatments, she’ll be facing punishing medical bills.
Nancy would never ask for help. (Heck, I had to beg to help unload her truck when she visited Lost Art Press for a book release party a few years back.) So we’re asking for her. I know a lot of us are in tough financial situations right now – we may not be able to spare a lot. But if all of us who know Nancy through her writing, teaching, woodworking and life in general can each chip in just a little, we can make a big difference.
Click here to donate via Go Fund Me.
30 thoughts on “Let’s Help Nancy Hiller with Medical Bills”
Bless you for doing this Megan!
Very nice Megan. No coal in your stocking next year.
Done! Raise the goal!
I was hoping I would have an opportunity to do this so thank you Megan for organizing this!
Great idea Megan – everyone needs a guardian angel like you now and then.
Thank you Megan for organizing this for Nancy, and I am most happy to donate.
Thank you for doing this.
Great idea! Thanks for organizing it.
Great idea and happy to donate.
Thanks for doing this, I was hoping I’d be able to help in some small way.
Done! Tell Nancy we are all behind her.
You are the best
Thank you for mobilizing us Megan!
Happy to help. Thank you for organizing it Megan.
How long will this go on for? I have been unemployed for months but just started a new job a couple of weeks ago and haven’t gotten a full paycheck yet.
I’m not sure yet — but take care of yourself and yours first!
Please, don’t give it another thought. It took me some careful thought to agree to Megan’s suggestion for this fundraiser, mainly because I am acutely aware that millions of people are in far worse shape than Mark and I at this time, thanks to the devastating economic, as well as health, effects of the pandemic. Here’s wishing you all the best with your new position.
Thank you for thinking about this and making it happen — the thought had more than once crossed my mind to wonder what the situation might be like in that regard, but I would not have had the first inkling as to how to find out or what to do about it. Sincere respect to y’all, and heartfelt wishes to Nancy for a successful treatment and a speedy recovery!
I have tried to donate to Nancy Hiller’s Go-Fund-Me account but keep getting an error message. I have triple checked everything I’ve entered put still get the same error. Is there some issue at this time at go-fund-me o do i just need to
Well, my shaky hands hit the post button before I finished.. It;s almost 4am. I’ll try again when I’m rested.
I had a little trouble at first, too. But I walked away for a bit, and it worked when I tried again later 🤷🏼♀️
So great to see how it worked so fast!
Great effort, thanks!
I’m glad you did this, thank you for the opportunity to help.
RATS! I got here too late to contribute, but the love is palpable here. Nancy, Megan you must know you are part of a community that is so much more than just “fans”. Caring people you have touched in many ways.
Pancreatic cancer can go [verb] [reflexive pronoun].
Good luck and much love to you Nancy. It’s heartening to see how people (woodworkers) can come together for a good cause (person). Love your books. Wish Kitchen Think had been around four years ago when I remodeled ours. Just received your Making Things Work. Can’t wait to dig into it.
Dang! I spent the day lecturing and just came online to see this. The Go Fund Me page closed before I could make a donation. I never met Nancy, but I’ve read many of her articles and blog posts.I have Kitchen Think sitting on my shelf. My mother died of esophageal (and peritoneal) cancer last year. I’ll be on reserve if there is another need. Until then, she is continually in my thoughts and prayers. And God bless you too, Meghan (who I did meet at the last Handworks) for organizing this.
I just now saw this posting and find the fund is currently closed. If it needs to be opened again – and I hope it doesn’t – I will hopefully see the next posting sooner and be able to pitch in too.
And WOW – the outstanding amount of of money raised so quickly for this great cause is a testament to the impact her writing has had on the woodworking community and the connections Nancy creates with people at large.
Cancer sucks. And I wish Nancy all the very best in her battle against it.
Meghan – thanks for setting this up.
I reserve my right to donate should it become necessary again. I hope this malady can be bought off. Your talents delight me and so many others
Nancy, I hate being that guy who offers unsolicited advice, but my wife used to manage an oncology clinic. She would come home every day tearing her hair out because the insurance companies literally deny every chemo claim even if you’re entitled to it under your plan. If you’re experiencing this, don’t take no for an answer! It’s maddening that one has to fight for something so critical, but that’s our system. Be well and you will beat this!
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