Sally is 35 years old and lives in St. Louis County. She is a single parent to her 13-year-old son Colin. As a low income parent, she and Colin both qualified for Medicaid in Missouri. Luckily, both of them were in good health. Last Halloween, Colin abruptly fell into ketoacidosis and was rushed to the hospital. He spent several days in the ICU and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. With treatment and medication, Colin stabilized and is living a healthy, normal life.
Sally is incredibly grateful for Missouri’s Medicaid program and says it has given them both peace of mind.
“I would like him to have the same opportunities as any other kid and that starts with good health. Medicaid has given him the care he needs to stay alive.”