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StarfarerBill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-22-09 08:47 AM
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14-Year-Old About To Reach Lifetime Limit On Insurance Policy
Fourteen-year-old Brendan Staub of St. Louis County, Mo., may max out his insurance policy before doctors even figure out what's wrong with him. For the past six years, Staub has had frequent seizures because of a strange neurological disorder that doctors cannot diagnose. He receives regular treatment at the Mayo Clinic -- which comes with a $15,000 price tag every three weeks. If that keeps up, he will reach the $1.5 million limit on his health insurance policy within two years, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Christine Byers. He has already used about $1.1 million.

Brendan's treatment already costs his family about $1,000 out-of-pocket. To help the Staubs deal with the expense, friends and family have started Brendan's Buddies, a foundation to help Brendan and other children with neurological disorders. They have raised about $80,000 so far, according to the Post-Dispatch.

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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-22-09 08:49 AM
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1. k and r
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-22-09 08:51 AM
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2. Recommended.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-22-09 08:58 AM
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3. One of my classmates in college
Edited on Tue Dec-22-09 09:00 AM by Turbineguy
used to have those. I know, I was the passenger in a car he was driving when he had one. He saw all kinds of specialists and nobody could figure it out. This was before cat scans and such.

Eventually the seizures just went away. He guessed it was stress related.

We were covered under the US Public Health System then (dismantled under Reagan).
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-22-09 09:10 AM
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4. So sad, I sincerely hope they've tried cannabis therapy
Lots of epileptics claim it stops their seizures completely.
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