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Petitioning Blue Cross Blue Shield

Please approve my son's medically needed formula!

My son was born with a rare condition called chylous ascites.  It causes lymphatic fluid to build up in his belly; unchecked, it puts pressure on his internal organs.  He spent 11 weeks in the NICU while the doctors fought to get the pressure down so that it would stop affecting his breathing and his ability to eat.

Thankfully, a solution was found, and Thomas is now a happy little boy.  However, he can only eat one type of formula (Enfaport) that doesn't cause the fluid to increase.  And that formula isn't covered by insurance.  No stores stock it, and we must order it directly from Enfamil; it is $81 a case and he eats 3 1/2 cases a month! 

I am unemployed due to complications during my pregnancy, and am trying to find work.  Paying our normal bills can be tough, but the cost of the formula is pushing our budget past its limit.  Please approve this formula so that my son can stay healthy!

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