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Darwin – Where did you get the best financial help?

Darwin – Where did you get the best financial help?

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I actually got it from the government.  My injury, and this is very important to note, is that was not service-connected, but even though it was non-service-connected, I was covered as a reservist under TRS, which is Tricare Reserve Select.  Becaus... Show More

I actually got it from the government.  My injury, and this is very important to note, is that was not service-connected, but even though it was non-service-connected, I was covered as a reservist under TRS, which is Tricare Reserve Select.  Because I was injured and I was a reservist, I was, I had insurance to take care of a lot of different things.  Whereas I know of a lot of different folks that were, civilians, if they have this, if they had been injured, their insurance would run out because they’d have this, like, umbrella policy, which limits them to, let’s say, a million dollars or whatever.   But because I had a no-limit policy, just because of my being employed in the military; they were willing to pay as much as needed to get this service and therapy done.  All in all, I think the full price of all it was maybe $400,000 and some change, just for the first four months—crazy, all right.  And the first 10 days was another $100,000.  But I’m just throwing out these numbers to you that it’s very important that—for those out there, if you’re not injured yet, make sure you get the best insurance policy you possibly can, I’m serious about that. 

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Darwin – Where did you get the best financial help?

Darwin

Injured in 2008 at age 33, paraplegic
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I actually got it from the government.  My injury, and this is very important to note, is that was not service-connected, but even though it was non-service-connected, I was covered as a reservist under TRS, which is Tricare Reserve Select.  Because I was injured and I was a reservist, I was, I had insurance to take care of a lot of different things.  Whereas I know of a lot of different folks that were, civilians, if they have this, if they had been injured, their insurance would run out because they’d have this, like, umbrella policy, which limits them to, let’s say, a million dollars or whatever.   But because I had a no-limit policy, just because of my being employed in the military; they were willing to pay as much as needed to get this service and therapy done.  All in all, I think the full price of all it was maybe $400,000 and some change, just for the first four months—crazy, all right.  And the first 10 days was another $100,000.  But I’m just throwing out these numbers to you that it’s very important that—for those out there, if you’re not injured yet, make sure you get the best insurance policy you possibly can, I’m serious about that. 

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