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An unexplained disability has left the Hayes family with a losing battle. With no insurance coverage and no doctors to assist.

My husband became disabled about a year ago. His symptoms came on very sudden and unexplained. He has seen a few doctors, neurologist and podiatrist. His conditions made him unable to work so we applied for Disability. He was accepted, but the income is very very low. With the SSI, he has to wait 24 months until medicaid will kick in for his doctor expenses. His condition makes him unable to walk, with severe leg pain, numbness in his lower legs and feet, with muscle loss. He was originally diagnosed with being flat footed, but with further looking, he was told neuropathy with a possible B12 and Folic acid deficiency. He was perscribed B12 injections, Folic acid pills and amitriptyline. I can not afford to cover him on my employers insurance, but we also cannot afford to get him to appointments out of pocket or get his medications every month. We have two children and are already scraping by. He is piling medical bills left and right, that we can not afford to pay. He cannot get the medical attention he needs to get a real diagnosis and treatment plan. With further research on our end, we have come to two conclusions on his conditions, one being Marie Charcot Tooth Disease or severe side effects from Castlemans Disease (which he was diagnosed with in 2005 with no explanation of long term problems). Either way, our family is not surviving or making ends meet in our current situation. Your support would help get him on the right track for treatment and the ability for us to possibly travel outside of our current location to larger surrounding cities for further testing and a real diagnosis.
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