Shortly after her baby, Emilee, was born, Elizabeth Hindman was told that her infant daughter had a rare and complicated life-threatening condition. Although little Emilee’s condition could be corrected with surgery, Elizabeth received the devastating news that TennCare refused to authorize the surgical procedure. Why? There wasn’t a doctor in Tennessee who could perform the surgery because Emilee’s condition was so unusual. Although Emilee urgently needed care, TennCare would not authorize surgery.
Elizabeth would not accept this answer. Like any mother, she decided to fight for the life of her child. She got the Tennessee Justice Center involved. Through our intervention, Emilee had the surgery she needed. Elizabeth spent Mother’s Day celebrating with her baby, who is happy, growing and living because her heart was repaired.