On October 1st an MRI found a tumor growing on my three year old’s brain stem. By October 5th his surgeon had removed it and on November 5th he will begin radiation in the hope that it will never grow back. But 45% of ependymomas DO grow back and so he will have MRI’s every few months for years, and if it comes back he’ll have surgery, and radiation, and chemo. Over and over again. Until it stops coming back or it kills him.
Thanks to Obamacare this pre-existing condition won’t prevent him from being covered if our insurance situation ever changes, and we will always be able to get him the preventative care we need to give him his best fighting chance.
That’s why I and my husband have already voted for President Obama, and why we’ve spoken out encouraging everyone we know to do that same.