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(KY3 Springfield)   Terminally ill woman selling everything she owns, to cover her own funeral cost so her mother isn't left with the debt. Entire area starts showing up to overpay for the items, including a funeral home, covering the cost of the funeral   (ky3.com) divider line 112
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2013-07-20 09:20:37 AM
Stories like this are excellent reminders that, despite a few notable exceptions, people are overwhelmingly good.
 
2013-07-20 10:01:00 AM
Long term terminal illness sucks. I have a friend who has been fighting cancer for close to 10 years. Hit the lifetime maximum payout on health insurance and had to cash out a couple mil in 401k and other investments just to stay alive and pay the bills. Broke and dying, life sucks sometimes.
 
2013-07-20 10:01:56 AM
She should have just picked a cheaper option.  Donate body to science, cremation, wood chipper, whatever.
 
2013-07-20 10:03:21 AM
She should have just picked a cheaper option.  Donate body to science, cremation, wood chipper, whatever.
Nevermind, she is going for cremation, and that wasn't enough.
 
2013-07-20 10:03:32 AM

RaisingKane: She should have just picked a cheaper option.  Donate body to science, cremation, wood chipper, whatever.


It says cremation in the article. It's $500-$1000 depending on the urn. I guess if you are poor enough, that's unreachable.
 
2013-07-20 10:03:49 AM
Suicide is free.
And forms a large part of my retirement plan should I not find myself wealthy again.
 
2013-07-20 10:04:14 AM
SomeFaithInHumanityRestored.jpg
 
2013-07-20 10:05:36 AM

miss diminutive: Stories like this are excellent reminders that, despite a few notable exceptions, people are overwhelmingly good.


This; talk about reasons that reinforce your faith in humanity, this is one of those.
 
2013-07-20 10:05:38 AM

RaisingKane: She should have just picked a cheaper option.  Donate body to science, cremation, wood chipper, whatever.


Seriously? Is there ANY story that some farker won't use as an opportunity to be a self-righteous judgmental prick?
 
2013-07-20 10:07:27 AM

Son of Thunder: RaisingKane: She should have just picked a cheaper option.  Donate body to science, cremation, wood chipper, whatever.

Seriously? Is there ANY story that some farker won't use as an opportunity to be a self-righteous judgmental prick?


Maybe he just likes talking about wood chippers...

/have you ever considered the advantages of owning a nice set of wood chippers?
 
2013-07-20 10:08:16 AM
Hopefully, I'll die alone and the cat can just eat me all up.
 
2013-07-20 10:10:32 AM
I want to be mummified and placed next to Stalin.
 
2013-07-20 10:12:42 AM
Very dusty in here. If the cancer was totally preventable (ala wielding 120mm rolled 'slims' for decades) then there's still dust, just less of it.

Props to her motivation.
 
2013-07-20 10:12:51 AM
Other individuals, along with Fraker Funeral Home in Marshfield, offered to take care of the funeral costs.

I read that as "Farker Funeral Home". Then I did a double-take.

/Nice to see people helping out.
 
2013-07-20 10:20:31 AM
WTF, man. If they're paying for the lady's funeral then I want the $20 back I paid for this retarded popcorn popper.
 
2013-07-20 10:21:32 AM

RottNDude: Long term terminal illness sucks. I have a friend who has been fighting cancer for close to 10 years. Hit the lifetime maximum payout on health insurance and had to cash out a couple mil in 401k and other investments just to stay alive and pay the bills. Broke and dying, life sucks sometimes.


Your friend is lucky that he/she has a couple of mil in various investments to even cash out.  What if your friend didn't?  This is why our healthcare system sucks ass.
 
2013-07-20 10:23:20 AM

Son of Thunder: I want to be mummified and placed next to Stalin.


But what if Brendan Fraser finds you?
 
2013-07-20 10:25:57 AM
I'm smellin' a lot of socialism here...

We must burn that whole town.
 
2013-07-20 10:26:16 AM

OtherLittleGuy: Son of Thunder: I want to be mummified and placed next to Stalin.

But what if Brendan Fraser finds you?


then he's coming back, win win
 
2013-07-20 10:26:25 AM

YoOjo: Suicide is free.
And forms a large part of my retirement plan should I not find myself wealthy again.


That's nice. This woman is worried about the money it will cost to take care of her body once she's gone, not the method. Jackass.
 
2013-07-20 10:27:02 AM

Son of Thunder: RaisingKane: She should have just picked a cheaper option.  Donate body to science, cremation, wood chipper, whatever.

Seriously? Is there ANY story that some farker won't use as an opportunity to be a self-righteous judgmental prick?


At least there haven't been any cracker-hillbilly-redneck-white trash jokes, yet.
 
2013-07-20 10:30:28 AM
What happens to my corpse after I'm dead is at the top of the list of things that are not my problem anymore.
 
2013-07-20 10:32:22 AM

Ikam: RottNDude: Long term terminal illness sucks. I have a friend who has been fighting cancer for close to 10 years. Hit the lifetime maximum payout on health insurance and had to cash out a couple mil in 401k and other investments just to stay alive and pay the bills. Broke and dying, life sucks sometimes.

Your friend is lucky that he/she has a couple of mil in various investments to even cash out.  What if your friend didn't?  This is why our healthcare system sucks ass.


Indeed. If I had been in his shoes, I'd've been history in the first year. Our healthcare system is a joke.
 
HKW
2013-07-20 10:32:31 AM

RottNDude: Long term terminal illness sucks. I have a friend who has been fighting cancer for close to 10 years. Hit the lifetime maximum payout on health insurance and had to cash out a couple mil in 401k and other investments just to stay alive and pay the bills. Broke and dying, life sucks sometimes.


That why God invented large capacity assault rifles, and phrases like "It's payback time"
 
2013-07-20 10:33:27 AM
Why would her mother be liable? Her estate would be, but once the money's gone, the creditors can spend all the time they want trying to collect.
 
2013-07-20 10:34:08 AM

Munchkin City Coroner: What happens to my corpse after I'm dead is at the top of the list of things that are not my problem anymore.


Same here.   However, having been on the other side of funeral planning, I think that the more you can do to make it easier on those who have to decide what to do with your corpse the better.

Personally, I prefer the cremation approach and never understood why caskets are so damn expensive.
 
2013-07-20 10:34:33 AM

Son of Thunder: RaisingKane: She should have just picked a cheaper option.  Donate body to science, cremation, wood chipper, whatever.

Seriously? Is there ANY story that some farker won't use as an opportunity to be a self-righteous judgmental prick?


I hold out hope that one day there will be one.
 
2013-07-20 10:34:58 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: YoOjo: Suicide is free.
And forms a large part of my retirement plan should I not find myself wealthy again.

That's nice. This woman is worried about the money it will cost to take care of her body once she's gone, not the method. Jackass.


I'm genuinely sorry that I upset you enough to make a comment and insult about it, I am however free to opine and that was my opinion. Suicide can quite easily not result in a funeral, hence my comment that it is free.
 
2013-07-20 10:38:14 AM

YoOjo: The My Little Pony Killer: YoOjo: Suicide is free.
And forms a large part of my retirement plan should I not find myself wealthy again.

That's nice. This woman is worried about the money it will cost to take care of her body once she's gone, not the method. Jackass.

I'm genuinely sorry that I upset you enough to make a comment and insult about it, I am however free to opine and that was my opinion. Suicide can quite easily not result in a funeral, hence my comment that it is free.


How?  Whether there's a funeral doesn't have anything to do with whether the body is pretty or existent or not.  You can dump four figures on an empty box and a headstone easy.

If you really don't want to have a funeral, just be an asshole all your life and nobody will care what happens to your leavings.
 
2013-07-20 10:38:19 AM
My goal is to save like a mofo, retire abroad, live well and have my check to the funeral home bounce!
 
2013-07-20 10:38:47 AM
www.skullastic.com

Was the notebook paper going for a dollar a sheet?

In all seriousness, though, this is pretty cool. Cool of the woman to be thinking about her mother
and cool of the community for showing their support.
 
2013-07-20 10:43:39 AM
Koodz:

If you really don't want to have a funeral, just be an asshole all your life and nobody will care what happens to your leavings.

This.

As in, yes, I am doing that.
 
2013-07-20 10:45:09 AM

Munchkin City Coroner: What happens to my corpse after I'm dead is at the top of the list of things that are not my problem anymore.


My ex wife had an aunt who always said "shove a hambone up my ass and let the dog drag me up the hill for all I care"

When she died we did not in fact serve ham.
 
2013-07-20 10:45:51 AM
She's very brave. I'm not sure how I would react knowing that my death was imminent and unstoppable.
 
2013-07-20 10:46:20 AM
This has scam written all over it.
 
2013-07-20 10:47:14 AM
If the video didn't move you to the brink of tears, you are a heartless heartless bastard. What a great lady.

RIP darling one.
 
2013-07-20 10:49:13 AM

RottNDude: Long term terminal illness sucks. I have a friend who has been fighting cancer for close to 10 years. Hit the lifetime maximum payout on health insurance and had to cash out a couple mil in 401k and other investments just to stay alive and pay the bills. Broke and dying, life sucks sometimes.


8/10

if you hadn't said "couple mil" it would be a perfect ten. There's too much hatred of the rich right now and I'm forced to take two points off, otherwise, pre OWS, it'd only be one point.

You're getting a lot better though.
 
2013-07-20 10:50:10 AM

indarwinsshadow: She's very brave. I'm not sure how I would react knowing that my death was imminent and unstoppable.


Uh....I have some really bad news for you.
 
2013-07-20 10:53:08 AM

indarwinsshadow: She's very brave. I'm not sure how I would react knowing that my death was imminent and unstoppable.


I'd be making a list and checkin' it twice.
Or enjoying the fark out of life. Maybe acquire a cocaine habit.


/I will not go quietly into the night
//there will be a bang. It might be a roman candle, or it might be something pretty in a different way.
 
2013-07-20 10:53:47 AM

miss diminutive: Stories like this are excellent reminders that, despite a few notable exceptions, people are overwhelmingly good.


True
 
2013-07-20 10:55:41 AM
If this sort of slow demise happens to me, I'll just start a Kickstarter. Or maybe I should call it a Kickthebucketstarter.

Either way, I'll appeal to the good people of the Internet. I can think of several who would pay for my funeral even if I weren't terminally ill.

And if all else fails, I'll just let them stencil GOLDENPALACE.COM on the side of my casket. That'll work.
 
2013-07-20 10:56:00 AM

Goimir: RottNDude: Long term terminal illness sucks. I have a friend who has been fighting cancer for close to 10 years. Hit the lifetime maximum payout on health insurance and had to cash out a couple mil in 401k and other investments just to stay alive and pay the bills. Broke and dying, life sucks sometimes.

8/10

if you hadn't said "couple mil" it would be a perfect ten. There's too much hatred of the rich right now and I'm forced to take two points off, otherwise, pre OWS, it'd only be one point.

You're getting a lot better though.


In wouldn't consider the guy "rich" by any means, just smart with finances. My point was to illustrate how quickly one's retirement (and what would have been left for his wife) can be completely decimated by a combination of complex, protracted illness and a farked up insurance/healthcare system.

Thanks for the critique.
 
2013-07-20 10:56:05 AM

Goimir: RottNDude: Long term terminal illness sucks. I have a friend who has been fighting cancer for close to 10 years. Hit the lifetime maximum payout on health insurance and had to cash out a couple mil in 401k and other investments just to stay alive and pay the bills. Broke and dying, life sucks sometimes.

8/10

if you hadn't said "couple mil" it would be a perfect ten. There's too much hatred of the rich right now and I'm forced to take two points off, otherwise, pre OWS, it'd only be one point.

You're getting a lot better though.


How is this trolling? Are you honestly unaware that this happens to people? It does, every day, in just this way.
 
2013-07-20 10:59:00 AM

RottNDude: Long term terminal illness sucks. I have a friend who has been fighting cancer for close to 10 years. Hit the lifetime maximum payout on health insurance and had to cash out a couple mil in 401k and other investments just to stay alive and pay the bills. Broke and dying, life sucks sometimes.


I never really understood why the lifetime cap should be legal. If you're hitting that, you need your insurance coverage more than ever. Surely the enormous insurance companies have a way of amortizing losses. I know there's catastrophe insurance, but plenty of people struggle just to pay from the insurance bit. Was he self-insured, or was it through his employment?
 
2013-07-20 11:01:49 AM
Many people are under the erroneous impression that they are responsible for disposing of relatives' corpses. In fact, the county will do it for free if you just resist the pressure to claim a corpse.
 
2013-07-20 11:03:55 AM

Qellaqan: RottNDude: Long term terminal illness sucks. I have a friend who has been fighting cancer for close to 10 years. Hit the lifetime maximum payout on health insurance and had to cash out a couple mil in 401k and other investments just to stay alive and pay the bills. Broke and dying, life sucks sometimes.

I never really understood why the lifetime cap should be legal. If you're hitting that, you need your insurance coverage more than ever. Surely the enormous insurance companies have a way of amortizing losses. I know there's catastrophe insurance, but plenty of people struggle just to pay from the insurance bit. Was he self-insured, or was it through his employment?


Self-insured. He fought with them pretty hard for a while and did get some additional consideration, but that was a while ago. It is sad to hear him admit he never thought he'd have money problems. I personally would have given up long before he did, but I'm emotionally weak in comparison.
 
2013-07-20 11:04:17 AM
Sure her estate could pick up the cost but judging by the fact she was selling her belongings to pay for a $500 funeral bill, there probably ain't much of an estate to speak of. You're assuming she has a Will and her heirs have any idea what Probate is or how to set up or manage an estate. Most people bury the deceased before dealing with estate issues.Now off to deal with this pesky dust problem....
 
2013-07-20 11:04:24 AM
That's just a too-damn-sad story. It's good that people are stepping up to the plate and helping her out.

That said, I'm planning on the body donation thing. It's a no-cost option that benefits others, and the University invites the family to a rather nice group memorial service.
 
2013-07-20 11:04:40 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Many people are under the erroneous impression that they are responsible for disposing of relatives' corpses. In fact, the county will do it for free if you just resist the pressure to claim a corpse.


I'm wondering what turn of events prompted you to learn this little titbit of information.
 
2013-07-20 11:06:27 AM

Qellaqan: RottNDude: Long term terminal illness sucks. I have a friend who has been fighting cancer for close to 10 years. Hit the lifetime maximum payout on health insurance and had to cash out a couple mil in 401k and other investments just to stay alive and pay the bills. Broke and dying, life sucks sometimffes.

I never really understood why the lifetime cap should be legal. If you're hitting that, you need your insurance coverage more than ever. Surely the enormous insurance companies have a way of amortizing losses. I know there's catastrophe insurance, but plenty of people struggle just to pay from the insurance bit. Was he self-insured, or was it through his employment?


If you can make money offering infinite benefits for a finite price, go ahead.
 
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