I received a letter from Kristen’s bone marrow doctor today. It was a copy of the appeal letter he sent to the insurance company. The letter starts our saying that he was surprised to receive their letter denying transplantation for Kristen. He states that they (the insurance company) asked for certain things and he (the doctor) submitted adequate documentation supporting the items they requested. The letter continues to explain their data and such.
The last paragraph is the one that set me back a bit. It says,
“Finally, it must be stated that in light of these facts, and the very quick denial we received from you, I am concerned that you are looking at this prejudicially, considering that because Kristen has Down syndrome this lifesaving procedure is not appropriate. She has a matched sibling available… and I do not think it is appropriate that Kristen should suffer discrimination based on the fact that she has a disability.”
Are you seriously kidding me? She was possibly denied because she has Down syndrome?
I created this blog when my sweet little girl, Kristen, was diagnosed with cancer, for the third time. After fighting for almost 3 years Kristen was called home to that same God who gave her life. One of my favorite quotes comes from Neal A. Maxwell- "Those who "plow in hope" not only understand the law of the harvest but they also understand what growing seasons are all about. True, those with genuine hope may see their proximate circumstances shaken like a kaleidoscope at times, yet with the "Eye of faith" they still see divine design." Kristen blessed lives and continues to do so. Her light continues to shine. As for me, I continue to "plow in hope" knowing well that Kristen is mine for eternity. Families can be together forever!