CHM helps teens with medical bills for broken jaw, appendicitis, Jaclyn Washington, Prospect, Ky.; Christina Benish, Akron, Colo.

*Editor’s note: This information was published in the December 2021 issue of Heartfelt Magazine, CHM’s monthly magazine that provides CHM membership-related tips and tricks, medical advice from doctors, testimonies from CHM members, and more. Please refer to the CHM Guidelines and applicable web pages for the most up-to-date information regarding CHM membership, sharing eligibility, and ministry news.*

Jaclyn Washington:


My son, Jayden, was playing basketball one spring morning; he was elbowed in the face, breaking his jaw in two places.

Jayden had to have his jaw wired shut and was on a liquid diet for six weeks. He was also supposed to be calm and resting. As an active 13-year-old, this was a tough challenge for him. Thankfully, with his braces, wiring his jaw shut was pretty easy.

It was our first time going to the doctor since we joined CHM; I was slightly nervous how it all would work out. However, as I followed the instructions for submitting medical bills online, the process was very simple! Our healthcare providers were open to CHM. After one down-payment of $200, I was able to wait until CHM’s sharing check arrived to pay the rest.

I’m so thankful my friend told me about CHM! Jayden is feeling 100 percent again and I would absolutely recommend CHM to my friends and family. Thank you, CHM members, for your support!

Christina Benish:

Taylor woke up fine and ate breakfast—then the stomach pain began.

After lying down again, she started to throw up. At first, I thought it was just the flu. But when she didn’t get better, I became concerned.

Taylor asked Erick, her dad, to pray for her. Full of faith, she said, “I know God will heal me.”

She felt better for a little bit. Then the pain worsened.

She started crying. “Why hasn’t God healed me yet? Why hasn’t my pain stopped, Mom?”

“He will heal you,” I assured her.

We took her to the hospital. They ran tests and bloodwork and found out it was her appendix. That very afternoon, Taylor went back for surgery. Because of the COVID-19 restrictions, I had to wait in the waiting room by myself while Erick waited outside in the car.

I prayed and paced back and forth until the nurse came out and said Taylor was going to be just fine. Praise God! Taylor did so well we were able to go home that same night. “See?” I told her on the way home. “God did heal you. He worked through the doctors to protect you.”

Just as He worked through the doctors to protect and heal our daughter, He worked through His people to take care of the medical bills. Thank you for sharing our burden. Without you, we wouldn’t have been able to pay for Taylor’s surgery.

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