Wednesday, October 22, 2008

We made it!



Here's the link to the online version. On the printed version, the story starts on the front page, and the photo appears on p. A-18.

Thanks so much for all of your support, and cheering us on while we make tough decisions.

16 comments:

  1. I am so glad that this issue has now made the national news. I am sorry that you have to make such decisions, but it is really great that you were noticed. Yeah for personal blogs!

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  2. WoW!

    Sad it had to be this kind of story BUT if it helps raise more awareness of what is happening to real people, not just stats, then I'm glad.

    Yeah Mom!!

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  3. Hey Lori:

    There may be financial assistance available for your mom! I am an attorney with Health & Disability Advocates out of Chicago. Illinois has a program Illinois Cares Rx that helps seniors and people with disabilities pay for this drug.

    Please contact me at jcoburn@hdadvocates.org and let's see if she qualifies for this or other programs to help pay drug costs!

    John Coburn
    Senior Policy Attorney
    Health & Disability Advocates
    www.hdadvocates.org

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  4. Hey Lori:

    I am a senior policy attorney with Health & Disability Advocates in Chicago, Illinois. There is a program in Illinois called Illinois Cares Rx that could help your mom pay for this drug, if she qualifies. It looks like she may as her income sounds low and there is no asset limit. Please contact me and we can see what programs she might qualify for in Illinois.

    I can be contacted at jcoburn@hdadvocates.org.
    John Coburn
    Health & Disability Advocates
    www.hdadvocates.org

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  5. I found it online first thing this morning. Nice photo!

    Judging by another comment, it looks like you might get some help w/the cost of the meds. Hope so.

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  6. Hey Lori - glad you were able to help get the word out about this problem and maybe it will help others? Maybe the Illinois program can work for your mom?

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  7. Yayyyy!! Great pics. Im sure there will be many out there who can relate to your story. Hopefully this article will make people more aware of this problem and then go on to find a way to solve it.

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  8. Wow! this story hits home with so many families. I know it does with mine. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Really nice one there! Your mom happily watching the dog ..and you watching her, equally happily. Sweet :-)

    Congrats again.Though not directly..you did make it to the headlines!

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  10. It's a sad, sad, sad situation, but I have to make an inappropriate comment:

    YOU WERE IN THE NEW YORK FREAKIN' TIMES!!!!!!!!!!!! Woo hoo!!

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  11. Caught the online version yesterday morning - cool pic.

    Your next mission is to get TFT on the front page :)

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  12. I always wondered where these big news stories found the "regular people" they were about.
    Although it's a sad situation, it's really cool to be in The New York Times. I hope that brought some fun into your life, and I hope things are working out in regards to your Mom.

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  13. Hey Lori - hopefully this will generate some interest in assistance, like the Illinois attorney?

    Wishing you and your mom the best.

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  14. Gosh you are famous. Too bad it had to come to this to get the attention of the media.

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  15. Thank you each and every one. It's been quite a week, I'm so tired, and hope you'll accept my global thank you to you all!

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  16. Congratulations Lori. Thanks for lending your voice to this very real (and progressive) problem. I'd like to hope the pharmaceutical companies would have a listen, since they have the power to change it all.

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