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Meet Maisy

maisyphoto2_1Written by Julie, Children’s Minnesota mom

Our family was thrust into the world of medical needs when our second child was born with a severe disability. It was Children’s Minnesota that equipped us to help her thrive at home.

Maisy came to us on a ventilator 24 hours a day. She had a tracheotomy, pacemaker and a gastrostomy tube, also called a G-tube. A G-tube is inserted through the abdomen and delivers nutrition directly to the stomach.

Three years later, she has no ventilator, no tracheostomy and just recently had her G-tube removed. She is filled with spunk and we call her our ray of sunshine.

As adoptive parents to several children with complex medical needs, we rely on Medicaid coverage for the necessary health care services and resources they need.  Our children are thriving but it takes countless hours of therapy, medical appointments, medications and the dedication of so many people to help them. Without Medical Assistance, our children most likely could not remain at home with us. We simply could not afford to take care of their needs no matter our income.

Learn more about the importance of medical assistance at Children’s Minnesota here.


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