Donating to pay medical bills
We have a friend from my college days 20 years ago who recently lost his job and health insurance and then suffered a stroke. I found out from a mutual friend that he's been in the hospital for about a month now and the family has set up a bank account to accept donations. We are planning on making a contribution, but I'm sure it's just a drop in the bucket compared to his medical bills, and is most likely just a symbolic show of support.
What happens in such cases when despite donations and fundraising a person is not able to pay the bills? I would think bankruptcy is a likely possibility. Does bankruptcy wipe out the debt but also take the funds from the donation account? Is my drop in the bucket little benefit to the family if they declare bankruptcy?
"That they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be one in us, so that the world may know that you have sent me." John 17:21