Wednesday, December 16, 2015

HRN: Folded Wings: Giving Hope Flight

Each time I post a new article on my Horse Racing Nation blog, I post a notice on this blogThese notices include an excerpt from the beginning of that article and a link to the piece. My latest Horse Racing Nation article is. . .

Folded Wings: Giving Hope Flight

"Hope was all but lost. Inspiration was desperately needed – and so was a miracle.

Lacey McDaniel, a letter carrier for the Postal Service, had been suffering from interstitial cystitis – commonly known as IC. A chronic inflammation of the bladder, the condition caused her to persistently suffer from severe pain. She could only hope for relief from the pain, but doctors informed her that there was nothing they could do for her other than continue to manage and treat the condition.

In stepped Dr. Robert F. Jackson, a respected Indiana surgeon. He brought to her attention the possibility of adipose stem cell therapy – a method that has made a name for itself in the equine industry by helping the likes of two-time Californian Horse of the Year Lava Man and Grade 1 winners Ever a Friend and Greg’s Gold.

But as a procedure that was considered experimental, insurance would not cover its extreme cost. Lacey and her husband, Jeremy McDaniel, had already spent large sums of money on her previous medical bills, each of them working an exhausting amount of overtime to pay for them. There appeared no other way to pay for the stem cell therapy. But Jeremy found one. . ."

Click here to read the rest of my newest Horse Racing Nation article.

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