I could write about many frustrating experiences with doctors, and waiting too long for appointments, and drug company kick backs, but today I am writing about something quite extraordinary doctors have done for our family.
Wednesday we learned my niece has another brain tumor. It is in the middle of her brain and unreachable by surgery. The only treatment option is twice a month chemo that costs $50,000 per session. With a 20% insurance copay my niece and her husband would owe $10,000 per treatment, $20,000 per month. She is a student, her husband an artist. Not possible.
Her doctor said "Let me call someone." He called a colleague who runs a treatment center. This doctor will treat my niece and absorb the copay. She took her first treatment yesterday.
Doors continue to open for my niece. This one was kept open by the kindness of doctors. One who knows and loves her, the other she had not yet met. Words cannot express how grateful I am. But I bet you can imagine.