We request your assistance in saving our 4-year-old son's life.
Adam has a genetic immune deficiency (like the bubble baby). Since December, 1996, Adam has been receiving intravenous gamma globulin to replace missing antibodies, but the replacement is temporary, so he must receive these IV's every 3-4 weeks. The infusions are quiet expensive, currently $1265.00 each. Adam must visit his doctors regularly, and he takes prophylactic antibiotics to fight off the bacteria other peoples (your body and my body) bodies fight off without difficulty. He has developed Chronic Reactive Airway Disease as a result of his antibody deficiency, so he also must use inhalers and nebulizer treatments for breathing. We live in fear of the day he may receive an infection that he cannot recover from.
Our problem concerns insurance. UniCare is refusing to cover Adam's infusions. We have disputed, and now have been denied a 3rd and "final" time. Adam may die without these treatments, and we are scared to death of loosing our son. We don't understand how UniCare can be allowed to "legally MURDER our son." We filed a complaint with the Texas Dept of Insurance, but they said they couldn't help us because "the insurance company is privately owned."
In the meantime, Adam's home health agency, Coram Healthcare in Dallas, TX, is requiring us to pay for his infusions--up front, in cash. We are now looking at having to sell everything we own to keep Adam alive. How can UniCare get away with this? They withhold $108.00 every 2 weeks from my husband's paycheck, but deny EVERY claim. We don't qualify for federal or state programs for assistance because "we don't meet poverty guidelines."
Can you help us? I will email you an attachment that explains everything in more detail.
Kenneth and Virginia Mathers, parents to Adam Mathers