DALLAS – A North Texas mom with no medical insurance is in a race to avoid wasting her son who’s battling an aggressive type of most cancers.
Wendy Weinman is self-employed as a authorized assistant, however with out self-purchased medical insurance. She stated she couldn’t afford insurance coverage prices.
“We have utilized for emergency Medicaid. We have utilized for Medicaid and social safety incapacity. We have been denied for each Medicaid’s,” Weinman stated.
Her son, Cody, 19, was identified roughly six weeks in the past with Chondroplastic osteo sarcoma, which is a mix of bone and cartridge most cancers. The Weinman’s have already racked up over $329,00zero value of medical payments.
Cody misplaced his hair after his first spherical of chemotherapy. He’s again within the hospital and scheduled for extra rounds.
“We’re attempting to get in for our subsequent spherical and we have been initially informed we want $35,00zero for the subsequent spherical of therapy,” Weinman stated.
A Dallas legal professional stated the household’s scenario is extra frequent than one would imagine.
“I feel sadly this lady is in what I’d name a useless zone. There is no protection from the federal government, there’s no protection mainly in any non-public sense,” legal professional Charlie Blau stated. “She wants an advocate of some type, I’m positive, however the place do you go to seek out such an advocate?”
Cody’s case highlights what’s flawed with well being care, Blau stated, which can hold it entrance and heart within the 2020 presidential marketing campaign.
“We might in all probability debate this one other 24 to 36 hours and it’s nonetheless a damaged system and that’s what must be stated,” Blau stated.
When Lauren Sutcliffe discovered about Weinman’s fear, she started planning the Race for Cody Bike and Automotive Present this Sunday at Lava Cantina subsequent to Nebraska Furnishings Mart in The Colony.
“I’m going to boost $35,00zero. We will get Cody in there the subsequent day,” Sutcliffe stated.
Weinman stated she has a easy want.
“To have the ability to get my son the therapy and assist that he wants,” she stated.
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