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Michelle – Where did you get the best financial help?

Michelle – Where did you get the best financial help?

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Well the cost of my hospital stay at Northwestern was like a quarter of a million dollars. When I was initially hurt, I was still under my mother’s insurance, so Medicaid hadn’t kicked in, and they were actually going to charge us for the... Show More

Well the cost of my hospital stay at Northwestern was like a quarter of a million dollars. When I was initially hurt, I was still under my mother’s insurance, so Medicaid hadn’t kicked in, and they were actually going to charge us for the hospital stay. So, my mom was really stressed about that. She was still having to work and contact the Social Security Administration board, trying to contact anybody from the hospital that could really help us, and let us know that the bills were going to be taken care of because at first I wasn’t going to receive any type of assistance of any type. But once my public aid started to kick-in, everything was good and it kind of relieved my mother’s stress level. She really is like the business person in our family, so that really kind of took a toll on her.

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Michelle – Where did you get the best financial help?

Michelle

Injured in 2002 at age 21, quadriplegic
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Well the cost of my hospital stay at Northwestern was like a quarter of a million dollars. When I was initially hurt, I was still under my mother’s insurance, so Medicaid hadn’t kicked in, and they were actually going to charge us for the hospital stay. So, my mom was really stressed about that. She was still having to work and contact the Social Security Administration board, trying to contact anybody from the hospital that could really help us, and let us know that the bills were going to be taken care of because at first I wasn’t going to receive any type of assistance of any type. But once my public aid started to kick-in, everything was good and it kind of relieved my mother’s stress level. She really is like the business person in our family, so that really kind of took a toll on her.

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