AETNA / Med Solutions: Reverse the denial of a medical Petscan for our 4 year old daughter.
  • Petitioned Mark T. Bertolini

This petition was delivered to:

CEO, Aetna
Mark T. Bertolini
Senior Vice President, Aetna
Jeff D. Emerson
Senior Vice President of Marketing, Product and Communications, Aetna
Robert M. Mead
Media Contact, Aetna
Cynthia Michener

AETNA / Med Solutions: Reverse the denial of a medical Petscan for our 4 year old daughter.

    1. Khyrstin (Kyssi) Andrews
    2. Petition by

      Khyrstin (Kyssi) Andrews

      United States

This Petscan is important because our daughter, who is 4 years old, was scheduled for a Petscan last week when she was re-diagnosed with cancer for a 2nd time. She was suppose to have the scan done on today, 3/8/13 but AETNA / Med Solutions decided that the scan WAS NOT medically NECESSARY.

Our lil Kyssi has been given LESS THAN a 50% chance of survival and is scheduled for surgery on 3/13/13. This scan was ordered by her oncology physicians to get a much clearer view of the inside of her body because his particular scan is able to detect ANY OTHER living cancerous cells that may or may not be in the body.

This could be you or someone that you LOVE.....We're asking for your help........

Please circulate this petition to ALL of your family, friends, co-workers, church member etc. to help us to help our lil Kyssi to get this scan and to SAVE HER LIFE.

The Healthcare act is upon us and everyone that does not currently have a carrier will need to choose a carrier. If Aetna does not support the life saving procedures that are necessary for our lil Kyssi's wellness, why in the world would anyone choose Aetna??



Local media interview on 3/11/2013 (PLEASE WATCH)


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Mark T. Bertolini, CEO, Aetna
Jeff D. Emerson, Senior Vice President, Aetna
Robert M. Mead, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Product and Communications, Aetna
Cynthia Michener, Media Contact, Aetna
Reverse the denial of a medical Petscan for our 4 year old daughter.

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 8,000 signatures
    2. The denial for the Petscan was reversed.......

      Khyrstin (Kyssi) Andrews
      Petition Organizer

      After being denied several times for a PetScan and after getting nearly 5,000 people to sign our petition, AETNA reached out directly to our family and medical staff at M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. It still wasn’t easy because the decision was STILL denied a couple times. By the end of the business day, AETNA had made the decision to allow/approve the PetScan to be done. One of the doctors said, “It was the RIGHT thing to do".

      This is GREAT news for us, for our family and for other people who may have faced the same insurance challenges in the past. Not only were we able to get approval for our baby girl to have this much needed scan done, but we have proven that IT-ONLY-TAKES-1 person to SPEAK UP to make a difference. Now we can focus on the next phase which is the PetScan on tomorrow, 3/12/13 and surgery on 3/13/2013.

    3. Reached 5,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Cynthia Noriega BAYAMóN, PUERTO RICO
      • 4 months ago

      The smallest gesture and compassion makes the greatest change in something good.

    • Jefri Petitpren BOSSIER CITY, LA
      • 4 months ago

      No child or parent should have to suffer like this - Kids can't fight cancer alone!

    • Willow Rodriguez CLIMAX, MI
      • 4 months ago

      I had made a video about kyssi and I wanted her to see it but I don't no where to send

    • Kelly Ann Campbell TACOMA, WA
      • 5 months ago

      Unnecessary procedures done and no help from Aetna.

      NEEDED help from AETNA almost NEVER seen.

      Our children are not the only ones in danger with "insurance" like Aetna.

    • Mary Ellen Rivet PAWTUCKET, RI
      • 5 months ago

      Because I just had a pet scan, to let my doctor know exactly where my cancer is located in my lung. I am sure your daughters doctor, is ordering the test because he needs more information in your child's I've


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