INKSTER, Mich. (WXYZ) - Maria Scott takes her 3-year-old son Elijah to the playground to have a good time.
She enjoys playing with her son there, because it gives her a brief chance to forget the nightmare involving her loving husband and a recent health emergency that came right out of nowhere.
“One day we had everything. My husband was hard-working and dedicated and we wanted for nothing and then 24-hours later, everything changed”, Maria says.
On May 24, Maria’s husband Montez was diagnosed with Leukemia and told he would need a bone marrow transplant to survive.
But, when Maria and Montez applied for Medicaid, which Montez is perfectly eligible for, they ran into even more heartache.
For three months, Maria battled with The Department Of Human Services in Inkster to get her husband the Medicaid benefits he is entitled to.
Finally, with nowhere else to turn, that’s when Maria decided to call the Call For Action Team for help.
Right away we called one of our contacts, Carolyn Dodson, at the Wayne County Department Of Human Services and within days, everything changed. Montez was approved for and quickly received his Medicaid card.
We also helped Maria and Montez obtain their own Bridge Card, good for almost $500 a month in free food.
”I can’t thank you enough, because my husband’s very life was on the line here. Without that Medicaid, we couldn’t do anything, he couldn’t even qualify to be part of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program without this card”, Maria says, wiping tears from her eyes.
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