- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Rumination Syndrome
- Anxiety Disorder
- Sensory Processing Disorder
We created this campaign hoping to raise some money to help pay for his:
- Medical Expenses
- Applied Behaviorial Analysis
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Special Needs Tools/Equipment
We are a family of 5, currently making ends meet on one income (this was not the plan, I did have a career).
We live in an income/assets based State for assistance, which means though our income made us eligible for financial/medical assistance, our one and only lifetime savings account did not; therefore our son was denied SSI and Medicaid.
THIS IS VERY FRUSTRATING.
In our State, you are not allowed to have more than $3,000 in your savings account, and it doesn't matter that we have already accrued over $10,000 in medical bills debt to date, which we don't have enough in our lifetime savings to cover. And now, we will accrue more. Our son needs therapy.
Therfore, we will add his therapy sessions to our accumulating credit card debt, his sessions must be paid first, and then we will possibly be reimbursed up to 26 sessions a year by our existing health insurance (he needs to go three times a week).
A Little Math...
Evaluation = $330 for each therapy type.
30 min. Session = $75 each, due before starting
45 min. Session = $100 each, due before starting
60 min. Session = $130 each, due before starting
Since we live in a diffusely populated area, we will have to drive 70 miles to therapy.
My husband is a USMC Veteran who works full-time, we just bought a new home, and thought we'd have 2 sources of income; instead we have one source, and even took a pay-cut there. We weren't planning on having this diagnosis, and the need for therapy. We weren't planning on homeschooling our three kids (which required 3 laptops, ink, a lot of ink, paper, mini dry erase boards, etc). We didn't think our health insurance wouldn't cover our health needs.
Anything donated will truly help our family out.
We genuinely appreciate the time you took to read our story, hopefully we will be able to get back on track soon, and vow to pay it forward!
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- Melanie Acuna
- Sheena Palmer
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