When flight paramedic Rita Krenz boards a helicopter, she knows her patients are about to face problems she can’t fix -- a healthcare system that buries people in debt after a car accident or stroke. So she decided to do something about it; she turned for help to RIP Medical Debt, a non-profit that buys and forgives medical debt. Krenz started a fundraising campaign that brought in more than $18,000 for the charity. That money has helped RIP Medical Debt forgive the debt of more than 900 people so far, with the average abolished bill totaling around $1,340. RIP Medical Debt relies on individual donations, corporate sponsors and fundraising campaigns to address this problem.

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