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A Chance to Help

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My friend Gina from Special Happens was a guest for Autism Awareness month. I refer you to her reviews of books I have reviewed for Future Horzions. She is always eloquent. I admire her writing, and also her persistence in the face of adversity.

Her son has a rare form of epilepsy, among other diagnoses including autism. On Tuesday and Wednesday, he will embark on a new treatment which has been denied coverage through insurance. Take a guess at how much it will cost. $500? Nope. $1,000? Nope. OK, how about we go big–$5,000? Nope.

Are you kidding?

Nope. This two-day treatment will cost over $10,000 uncovered, and if it works, he’ll need it 3 or 4 times a year.

Where does a typical family come up with that kind of money? They don’t. Gina’s family needs our help. I know you probably can’t donate $50. Maybe not even $20. But if you can donate $5 towards J’s treatment, I know it would bless Gina’s socks off.

To learn more specifics and read J’s story through Gina’s sensitive words, click here. You’ll see a Chip In widget on the right. If you can’t Chip In, would you pass the word? Maybe leave her some encouragement? She’s done it for many other people, and now it’s our chance to help her.

Thanks.

UPDATE:

I am so thrilled for my friend Gina! At the last minute, insurance FINALLY covered the treatment. Praise God! You can read Gina’s update here.

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Author: Jenny Herman

Jenny Herman is not anyone special or a hero. She's just a working special needs homeschool mom who uses the Power of One to "just keep swimming". Visit her blog jennyherman.com to learn more.

3 thoughts on “A Chance to Help

  1. Thank yo so much for helping our family to spread the word Jenny! You are priceless!

  2. That’s wonderful Gina, congratulations! While I’d love to say that insurance companies are vile and evil and responsible for half of the migraines I have in a year (not all of which is an exaggeration), it’s a hard balancing act for them. I’m so glad that yours was willing to step up to bat, and best of luck to you all!

    • Thank you Renee…I know it’s a balancing act, but sometimes it just seems like they should “see” that things are medically necessary and not just on the whim of someone’s deciding to put their child through more stuff unnecessarily…then again…I’m sure someone out there does that. Thanks again Renee!

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