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Old 07-27-2012, 01:03 AM
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Reports say the father is making slow progress, but, don't go into details.

Here is another shot of baby Hugo.

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Re: Baby Born Out of Aurora Tragedy

he won't make much progress with that 2million dollar health bill..
http://rt.com/usa/news/shooting-vict...-hospital-158/

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looks like she got shot in the cheek
He was shot in the eye. See update below, thanks to Brometheus.

Lying in the hospital in an induced coma after a gunshot through his eye, 23-year old Aurora shooting victim Caleb Medley has no idea that he’s facing $2 million in medical costs.
Medley lost his right eye, is suffering brain damage and has been put in a medically induced coma.

“Evil came to them through a man that opened fire in that theater,”friends and family wrote on a website to raise money for Medley’s hospital expenses.“Caleb was struck in the face by the gun fire.”

While he is being treated in the intensive care unit, his wife gave birth to a baby boy just one floor away. But the soon-to-be father may wake up to a life of debt and expenses that could forever ruin his young family’s finances.

“Caleb and his family will be struggling with these hospital bills for the rest of their lives,”said Michael West, a friend of the victim.

The young man, relying on a ventilator to breathe, has no health insurance – but that is not an issue for some of the other victims. Some of the hospitals treating the Batman shooting victims have said they will limit or completely cover their patients’ medical bills.

But unfortunately for Medley, the hospital that is treating him has not made any promises. The University of Colorado Hospital, where Medley is being treated, is among the state’s top two safety net hospitals and, combined with the Denver Health Medical Center, provided $740 million in free care in 2011. Still, it would not say whether it would provide Medley any assistance, forcing friends and family of the seriously injured victim to find ways to raise money.

“Many of these people I assume will need prolonged and expensive rehabilitation after their immediate injuries are dealt with, and that seems precisely what hospitals today are less and less willing to cover out of their own funds, and no law requires that they do so, as far as I’m aware,”said Dr. Howard Brody, director of the Institute for Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Being unsure whether or not Medley’s hospital would pay any of his expenses, the shooting victim’s friends and family have set a goal of raising $500,000 to cover his hospital bills.
“All the money that is donated is going straight to Caleb, Katie and Hugo to help them with medical bills, getting back on their feet, help them with baby items,”West said.

But even if that fundraising goal is reached, it would not cover a bill as high as $2 million, potentially leaving the new family in an unfortunate financial situation.

And while Medley’s hospital expenses may be higher than most, he is among 1.5 million Coloradoans – one third of the state – that have inadequate or no health insurance, according to a 2011 report by The Colorado Trust. The highest uninsured rate is among adults between 18 and 34, and many of the injured shooting victims fall into that group.

But while Warner Bros. and Americans across the nation are donating vast amounts of money to help cover medical costs for the shooting victims, some of the hospitals themselves cannot even promise to provide any sort of assistance.

Instead of relieving the financial stress glaring at Medley’s family and the 22 other shooting victims it is treating, the University of Colorado Hospital, on its website, is asking others for donations.
With no right eye and a long recovery period ahead of him, Medley will soon meet his newborn son, his financial fate lying solely in the hands of the hospital that was required by law to treat him.

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I think it's wonderful that the new mother is smiling, something is still with her to help her smile :) Thoughts are with this couple for sure.

The baby is probably what keeps her going. Just read an update. Dad is not doing so well.

Sorry to hear you are having issues, too. I read another post.

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he won't make much progress with that 2million dollar health bill..
http://rt.com/usa/news/shooting-vict...-hospital-158/

Lazy thing!

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Re: Baby Born Out of Aurora Tragedy

didnt feel like making a new thread or copy and pasting that whole thing. links arent dangerous. but hey, its your thread, i left it to you. Also.. i think that chris character was referring to the woman. "she" looks like she got shot in the cheek.. its a lame joke referring to her mole(s).

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didnt feel like making a new thread or copy and pasting that whole thing. links arent dangerous. but hey, its your thread, i left it to you. Also.. i think that chris character was referring to the woman. "she" looks like she got shot in the cheek.. its a lame joke referring to her mole(s).
I didn't get Chris', "joke".

It is not just MY thread. I posted it first, but, we all help each other by finding pictures and more info. A lot of people were very kind and patient when it took me nearly a year to learn to post pictures. grimereapa finally got through to me!

Feel free to jump in at anytime on my threads ;)

We are just one big fun dysfunctional family!

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Re: Baby Born Out of Aurora Tragedy

There's a sad lesson here. If you can afford health care, don't put off getting it. If you need to sacrifice something in order to afford it, figure it out. Being Canadian is a blessing in regards to healthcare and the costs involved but I would never travel outside of Canada, including to the US, without additional coverage. This is so unfortunate for the families.

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Re: Baby Born Out of Aurora Tragedy

They are going to start fining people in the US who do not have health insurance. Granted, it is cheaper than insurance, but, one would think if these people could afford insurance, they would have it.

Now, they will be getting penalized for not having money to pay for it.

It's like what they do if you don't have a lot of money, you get charged ridiculous finance charges on a car or a credit card, but, if you pay cash or pay off the car each month, you pay nothing extra!

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