On March 29 Dawn and Gene met with their insurance agent, signed the paperwork and paid the first months premuim on their health insurance to begin April 1, 2013.
On March 30, 2013, Dawn was rushed to the ER with stomach pains. After examination and an MRI, a mass was found in her colon. After emergency surgery, Dawn and her family were informed that she had stage 3 colon cancer and would also need chemotherapy. 10 days later due to some complications with the first surgery, a second surgery was needed to remove a pocket of infection, after this surgery, Dawn spent 5 days in the ICU. After Dawn is released from the hospital, she may need at home nursing care. She will also begin the long, painful and costly process of chemotherapy as soon as she recovers enough from the surgery.
Since Dawn was diagnosed with colon cancer one day before her insurance started- None of these expenses are covered. It is considered a pre-existing condition and nothing will be covered.
Dawn is the mother of 3 girls and grand-mother to one little girl who is the light of her life.
Dawn and her husband Gene are self- employed local business owners who love to help their community, let's give them the help that they need now.