The Story of How Ella Got Wheels And Why It Matters To You

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Once upon a time last year, we sat in our living room with the third denial letter from the insurance company in our hands and wondered what to do. They had once again approved the frame of Ella’s wheelchair but not the wheels.
That was when I did what writers everywhere do, I poured out those feelings of angst and frustration into the written word, then the blogger in me hit “Publish.” It went viral, and several thousand tweets and retweets later, Jackie from BCBS was on the phone with me approving everything we’d requested. Even the things insurance didn’t usually cover were somehow approved by the magic pen Jackie wielded

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I’m the 40-something-ish wife of my beloved Computer Guy. I’m the adoring and incredibly proud mom of nine children…two saints…seven in training. I’m my brothers’ sister and my parents’ daughter. I’m a devout Catholic, an avid political junkie, able debater, aspiring home-maker, amazing friend, and I make the meanest Chicken Fried Steak you’ll ever have the pleasure of eating. I’m a homeschooling guru, a writing addict, a sometimes public-speaker, and an advocate for staying true to the person God created you to be. I can’t live in a house with white walls, sing Billy Joel songs while I wash the dishes, will read anything you put in my hands, and am completely obsessed with rhinestones and cute shoes. I am just like moms the whole world over, and then some.

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