Friday, June 4, 2010

Let's Keep Andy in El Paso

The below is an excerpt of a letter released to the media in attempt to get help for Andy.

"Andy Cortez was shot by an off duty officer on April , 2010. The bullet that is still lodged in his neck has left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. Andy was released from University Medical Center after a month and was sent home without having any health insurance or any means of attaining the proper health care his condition requires. His mother was giving a very short class that taught her how to care for him but was not enough to help Andy in his rehabilitation. Andy requires a trained professional to care for him on a daily basis. He needs rehabilitation that will help him get better and take steps forward in maybe having Andy walk again one day.

Andy's medicaid application is still pending and no local rehabilitation center will take him until it is approved. Andy needs medical care on a daily basis. The family was forced to look for the nearest facility that would take him in his condition. If a local facility does not take him in Andy's mother will have to travel with him to Lubbock Tuesday morning. Andy's mother has said that she doesn't know how she will be able to handle the financial burden that traveling back and forth to Lubbock will put on her and her family."

If anyone has any ideas or suggestions please feel free to leave them in the comment section.

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