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Family faces overwhelming debt from infant's rare liver disease

The unexpected can happen in life, which means that people should be ready for just about anything. Spontaneous occurrences and situations can result in a need for medical care. However, this could also cause people to fall into overwhelming debt in Texas or in any other state. This may be what one family is facing now that their child has been diagnosed with a rare disease.

The child has recently been diagnosed with hemangioendothelioma, which increases her chances of experiencing heart failure. This disease is characterized by tumors in the young infant girl's liver. At the moment, the tumors are benign; however, the child still requires visiting three different doctors on a regular basis. The medical bills, as a result, have been skyrocketing for the young girl's family.

On the other hand, the family's community has recognized the family's struggle and have come together to help the family through this challenging time. The community is now planning to hold a special charity event to help the family pay for some of the medical bills piling as a result of treatment for the infant. The event will consist of an auction, dinner and a variety of other activities and entertainment.

Despite the help from the community, this family may still find that they will face overwhelming debt from medical bills. Just like any other family in Texas or any other state, this family has several options if the debt becomes too difficult to handle financially. One option they might consider is to file bankruptcy, which could potentially discharge all of the medical debt and give them a fresh financial start.

Source: Press-citizen.com, Fundraiser planned to help with infant's medical bills, Holly Hines, Feb. 26, 2014

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