SEE BELOW FOR UPDATE - YOUR SUPPORT DID IT! - IT WAS SUDDENLY APPROVED (thank you all!), *BUT* PLEASE KEEP SIGNING ON BEHALF OF OTHERS BEING DENIED!!! WE NEED INSURANCE COMPANIES TO DO THE RIGHT THING FOR *EVERYONE*!
A growing tumor in the bone at the base of our Mom's skull near her brainstem is pressing on her brain . The tumor could take away her vision and ability to speak at any moment. Her doctors agree that she needs a form of radiation, proton beam therapy, which is the best, most appropriate treatment for her specific condition. BCBSNC has denied proton therapy, even though scientific studies show it to be the right treatment in her situation. She will get better with this treatment!
Insurance coverage means nothing if it doesn't cover the treatment patients need. Please stand up for our mom -- and all the men, women, and children like her -- who are denied the care they are entitled to, and need, to live.