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December 5, 2016

CNN Shares a Touching Health Care Story of a Family Forced to Move Out of State to Save Their Daughter’s Life

BY Angel MedFlight
Angel MedFlight's Patient featured on CNN Health Care

CNN health care recently shared a story about a flight the Angel MedFlight team performed for Abby Muszynski and her family. CNN health care Senior Medical Correspondent, Elizabeth Cohen, featured the story of the Muszynski family’s move from Florida to Colorado to secure life-saving treatment for their five-year-old daughter Abby. Born with a rare genetic neurological disorder called Aicardi Syndrome, Abby has suffered from thousands of seizures.

Abby’s health care and physician teams have tried more than 15 medications; however, none have worked. Faced with life threatening seizures and repeated reductions of Abby’s state Medicaid benefits, the Muszynski family made the heart-wrenching decision to leave their home state and extended family to seek more comprehensive treatment for Abby.

Angel MedFlight’s patient advocacy team fought side-by-side with the Muszynski to ensure that her health insurance plan approved air ambulance benefits and get Abby to her new home in Colorado.

Our critical care medical team transported Abby and her mother Kim to Colorado where the family believes Abby will receive the care she desperately needs. CNN health care picks up the story and documents the journey. 

To read more about this precious little girl and her family’s incredible struggle, please click here to link to CNN’s online video and article.

Click to Watch CNN’s Special on Abby Here

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