Volunteers came out to help a family who's struggling with medical debt by helping construct their new home.
Several North Texas hospitals provide services to help those who are struggling to pay for care.
NBC 5 has seen how crushing medical debt can be for North Texans. Some of the lengths people are willing to go to avoid this financial epidemic are jaw-dropping.
As of Wednesday, NBC 5 viewers have donated $1.6 million to help end the medical debt epidemic.
Medical debt is a financial epidemic that has claimed more than 64 million Americans, but NBC 5 has found a solution that is going to help thousands of people in North Texas.
Families are taking drastic measures in order to pay for medical debt. Attorneys say medical bills are leading to bankruptcy faster than anything else.