Journey with Andromeda

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At two and a half years old I look at Ana and notice tiny purple spots on her eyelids. What her pediatrician failed to see lead to nose bleeds and a fever that sent us to urgent care. The nurse who evaluated her seemed to know in a heartbeat the magnitude of her symptoms. We were directed to drive immediately to the emergency department of Seattle Children’s Hospital and told we should expect to be admitted. In the early hours of the morning an Oncologist informed us Ana had Leukemia. During the last year and a half we have had to let go of income to be available for medical treatment, meet two years of out of pocket maximums, and relocate to be closer to family. Circumstances have held to a change in insurance coverage so we are unexpectedly having to face the burden another deductible or out of pocket again this year and of course again in January.

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