Filter Removal Benefit Fund has been set up for Deborah Hedrick

Published 9:00 am Wednesday, May 3, 2023

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Deborah Hedrick

A Filter Removal Benefit Fund (FRBF) has been set up for Deborah Hedrick at all Robertson Bank locations in Demopolis, Linden, Thomaston, Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. You can call 334-289-3564 transfer from your personal account to this fund, or send a check, money order to Robertson Bank @ Robertson Banking Company Teller Line, PO Box 490 Demopolis, 36732.

Make checks or money orders payable to: Filter Removal Benefit Fund (FRBF). You can always take your donation to any of the above banks that are closer to you. Deborah’s surgery is May 9th. Her story is below:

I have an IVC Filter that was placed 12/26/2019. My surgeon never explained this risk or that the filter was only designed to stay in my body for a short period. His exact words were “with your history you need to keep it in!” I have been sick and in constant back pain ever since. Many trips to Back specialist, Physical Therapy, chiropractor, and massage therapy.

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When my legs started to swell severely in 10/2022 I went to a vascular surgeon and he discovered that my IVC filter is 50% blocked, penetrating through to my aorta and my duodenum and I also have a 70% blockage above the IVC filter. He referred me to a specialist in Birmingham who refuses to help me because he said the benefit outweighs the risk of removing it. Therefore, I suffer with back pain, lower abdominal pain, headaches, irregular heart rate, shortness of breath and lower extremity swelling that will lead to vascular insufficiency  and stasis ulcers.

After being told that there was nothing they could do for me because the benefit outweighs the risk, I decided to do my own research and I found Dr. William Kuo in Palo Alto California. I am scheduled for removal on May 9. I’m super excited but I’m also scared to death so your prayers would be appreciated.

Deborah is married to Chad Hedrick. They live in Uniontown. She has been a nurse for Fitz-Gerald & Perret Clinic, Dr. Judy Travis and Dr. John Simmons. She has always had a caring and loving heart.

Please be praying for Deborah Hedrick!