FORT MYERS, Fla. — Tiffany Noel is working to get again on her ft after surviving a violent home assault that nearly killed her.
In 2008, Tiffany Noel’s boyfriend shot her with a shotgun, two occasions.
Noel says she’s had greater than 70 life-saving surgical procedures to restore the injury from the photographs to her face and her abdomen.
The injury has left bullet fragments in her jaw and abdomen, forcing Noel to solely eat mushy meals for the previous 13 years.
She says insurance coverage corporations think about the operations to take away the bullet fragments from her physique as a beauty operation.
Finally that means they gained’t cowl the price of the surgical procedures.
“It’s not truthful that I can not get what I want finished to assist. If he (attacker) was alive, he must pay for it however as a result of he’s useless it turns into a problem of who ought to should pay for it,” stated Noel.
Noel says the reconstructive surgical procedure she wants would value round $40,000, a price ticket she will be able to’t afford on her personal.
She says as a result of medical doctors needed to take away a lot of her intestine- issues with digesting meals have despatched her to the emergency room, thrice this previous yr.
Noel says the fixed ache and journeys to the hospital maintain her from dwelling the life she deserves.
“I do not wish to be confined to a mattress, laying on a heating pad on a regular basis as a result of I’m in a lot ache. I need to have the ability to be out with my kids swimming, enjoying…I can not do the opposite issues that mothers do,” stated Noel.
Noel says she has talked with a number of surgeons about different choices for financing the surgical procedures, however no luck to this point.
A hyperlink to her Go Fund Me web page could be discovered by clicking here.
Home violence sources:
Nationwide Home Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Florida Home Violence Hotline: 1-800-500-1119
Home Violence Shelters:
Abuse Counseling & Remedy, Inc.
Hotline: (239) 939-3112
The Shelter for Abused Ladies & Kids
Heart for Abuse and Rape Emergencies
Florida Coalition In opposition to Home Violence
Hotline: (800) 500-1119