NYC Mom Plans A Final Act Of Kindness After Her Death

November 17, 2023

Today's good news story comes from Brooklyn, New York.

A beloved wife and mother passed away this week after a courageous battle with cancer.

Her final act of kindness was to alleviate others from the burden of medical debt.

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Casey McIntyre / @caseyrmcintyre

Casey McIntyre, a 38-year-old resident of Brooklyn, passed away from ovarian cancer on November 12, 2023. Despite the challenges she faced, she remained determined to leave a positive impact on the world.

In her final days, Casey devised a plan to alleviate the financial strain faced by others.

In a poignant farewell message, Casey expressed her wish to use the funds she had saved for her medical expenses to purchase the outstanding medical debt of others.

"To celebrate my life, I've arranged to buy up others' medical debt and then destroy the debt," she wrote in a Tweet. "I am so lucky to have had access to the best medical care at [Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center] and am keenly aware that so many in our country don't have access to good care."

As of today, the fund has raised an impressive $136,000 of her $150,000 goal.

Casey partnered with RIP Medical Debt — a New York-based non-profit organization that buys medical debt at a fraction of the cost. Every $100 donated relieves $10,000 in medical debt.

To date, RIP Medical Debt has relieved a total of $10 billion of medical debt for over 7 million families.

A memorial service for Casey is set for Dec. 2, where mourners "will celebrate her life by anonymously purchasing medical debt and then anonymously forgiving it."

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