Chelsea Schilling, a commentary editor and staff writer for WND and a proud U.S. Army veteran, brings us this Obamacare update.
In a nationwide outpouring of prayer and support since Thanksgiving Day, Americans have donated more than $41,000 to a 7-year-old Texas boy with a rare type of cancer who lost his insurance coverage after the Oct. 1 Obamacare launch.
The Thanksgiving response came after the Drudge Report linked the WND story. Donations at the time totaled $11,000. Now they are over $53,000.
As WND reported, Gainesville, Texas, residents Ron and Krista Alford have two children, Hunter and his sister, Makayla, who were both born with an extremely rare form of cancer called Plexiform Hishocyne Neoplasm.
The parents said their children “have known nothing other than hospitals, doctors, sickness and pain.”
Makayla is currently in remission, but Hunter has been in the second fight of his young life against cancer.
He was recently hospitalized and needs another round of chemotherapy, which will cost at least $50,000 without insurance, leaving his parents at their wit’s end because the family of four survives on a small-town police officer’s salary.
According to the “Angels for Hunter” Facebook page, a benefit in Hunter’s honor will be held Jan. 4, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the KC Hall in Gainesville, Texas. The event will include a raffle, auction, music, cash bar and food.
Hunter was previously insured under the Children’s Health Insurance Program in Texas, or CHIP. But the children were suddenly dropped from their insurance without explanation while Hunter was undergoing a series of chemo treatments.
Since WND published Hunter’s story Nov. 27, tens of thousands of dollars in private donations have been flooding in to help the family.
I would be willing to make a sizeable bet that Obama supporters contributed NOTHING. WND is read and supported by the so called Tea Baggers and despised by liberal fascist progressives.
Patriot Chelsea Schilling has also worked as a news producer at USA Radio Network and as a news reporter for the Sacramento Union. Read more here
Stan McKenney contributed to this report