NEWS FLASH Regarding the ALBERTA HEALTH OUT Of COUNTRY APPEAL PANEL DECISION - Pain Relief for Rod
 
At 2:30 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 8  Susan phoned the Out of Country Health Services Appeal panel office to inquire if the panel had made a decision.  She was told that the decision had been made and a letter would be drafted and sent within 18 working days.  She indicated that, with all due respect to process, Rod had been given a potential date for the implant (March 15) and we were at a critical stage of decision making.  In addition,  if the Appeal Panel had approved the application, it may be advantageous for the government to be aware of possibilities as soon as possible so they could take over the payment arrangements.  The administrative assistant put Susan on hold and came back with the response that the appeal had been granted!! 

We are SO grateful for this outcome.  Susan put in HOURS and HOURS of work on the application -- submitting over 120 pages of documentation.  We both are overwhelmed with this news.  In the long term, this is the absolute best of all situations.  Although this is the case for many reasons, the most significant reason is that Alberta Health will accept the financial responsibility for my medical care.  Should our appeal not have been granted, Alberta Health would have been able to  circumvent the responsibility of providing potential future medical costs related to the stimulator.  

For all of the people who have sent donations already and/or indicated their willingness to support us with pledges, we are profoundly grateful.  We are truly blessed.

Thankyou,
Rod for us all
Tracy Brown Ewert
2/8/2012 12:28:14

Time for another party!!! I know.....how about a chocolate buffet on Friday night!

So excited to hear the news!

Reply
George, Tobia, Michael, Marika
2/8/2012 18:13:26

Can you hear us yelling out a great Yea! and jumping up and down? Wish we could come for the chocolate buffet!

Reply
Tante Tobia
2/8/2012 19:02:58

Congratulations!! Unbelievable! I had to read it 3 times before I really understood.You guys really deserve this after so much! I hope and pray that it will be a blessed continuing story alltogether.

Reply
Uncle Bob Aunt Darlene
2/8/2012 23:21:08

This great news brought tears of joy to our eyes. God is great and surely needs our praise. Chocolate buffet... Oh yes!

Reply
Athena
2/19/2012 04:23:37

I guess I'm a few days late with the congratulations but just wanted to let you know our hearts are with you.

Reply



Leave a Reply.

    Rod and Susan

    "If Pain is the ring, Frodo is to Rod as Sam is to Susan."
    (see 02/07/12 for an explanation)


    for the FUNDING progress update 
    CLICK HERE


    A theme song:
    "We Come" 
    by Kim Thiessen
    (Kim works in the MCC Office)


    Not seeing the blog post your looking for? 
    click on the month below.

    April 2012
    March 2012
    February 2012

    RSS Feed