Help Andrew get the surgery he needs!

by Monica Relfe

Personal campaign Keep it all Auburn, NY, US

Andrew is a typical 21 month old little boy. He's wild and rambunctious, sweet and caring and has the most infectious smile. Andrew is normally a very happy, outgoing little boy but for the last few months those moments are few and far between. ... See the whole story

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Finished Dec 14, 2014

Andrew is a typical 21 month old little boy. He's wild and rambunctious, sweet and caring and has the most infectious smile. Andrew is normally a very happy, outgoing little boy but for the last few months those moments are few and far between. Andrew has a possible inguinal hernia ( where part of the intestine drops into the testicle), hydroceles in both testicles and a testicle that isn't fully descended. The hydroceles and hernia are causing him a lot of pain which causes him to lash out, especially during diaper changes. Andrew is in pain most of the time and Tylenol just isn't cutting it, he needs surgery so he can be a smiley pain free baby again!

The reason Andrew needs your help is because he does not have health insurance at this time. His mom had been bringing him to the ER, doctors and specialist like she was told to, which was a lot! On February 15th his mom received a letter in the mail from Medicaid stating that Andrews insurance was cancelled because they were not residents of the state, even though his mom has given them a letter from their landlord, pay stubs from her job, utility bills and they have the bills from all of the NYS doctors they have been to. Because of this Andrew can not get the surgery he needs to stop him from being in pain. His mom has been on the phone everyday with Medicaid and had to reapply. Even though Medicaid knows that Andrew needs surgery they have still not verified documents his mom sent in. 

Andrew has been in pain for 3 1/2 months now and surgery is the only way to help him. His mom works 72 hours a week sometimes just to keep the bills paid. It kills her to have to be away from her baby when she knows he's in pain and just wants his mommy. She is close to losing her job because of time she has had to take off to bring him to the ER and doctors visits. She tried getting FMLA to take care of Andrew but she doesn't qualify since she hasn't worked there for a year. Any contribution helps! Prayers, good vibes and thoughts and encouraging words are needed for Andrew right now!

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