Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Healthcare in America

Where money is valued more than life itself.
[Brittani] was only 15 years old, when she started chemotherapy for Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of childhood cancer that attacks the bones. She lost her hair, had the cancerous bone in her pelvis removed, and then her lungs started to deteriorate.

She lived through her 16th year with an oxygen bottle her closest companion, as her lung function approached a mere 20% of normal capacity.

In May of 2007, she was only 17 years old, when she finally had a double lung transplant, to replace lungs killed by interstices lung disease, brought on by the chemotherapy which saved her from the bone cancer.

When her health insurance is canceled later this year, it will be canceled with the simple explanation that she has reached her "lifetime maximum benefits."

And she has just turned 18...
What can I say? The way we treat our sick is a dark a stain on our nation. This is absolutely shameful. And this is just one of thousands of stories of sick children who have been left for dead by a healthcare system more interested in profit than in healthcare.

To make a donation to help with Brittany’s care, follow the link above or click here and scroll down to the “Donate to Brittani” link.

We are better than this. Aren’t we?

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