PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - July 27, 2016) - Mia was diagnosed with type one diabetes on New Year's 2016 at just 5-years-old. Her mother, Tiffany had no idea what the disease meant to their lives. Thanks to Tiffany's quick response, she saved her daughter's life, but still had so many questions about a disease that was threatening her daughter daily. Tiffany and Mia dove into the diabetes community and quickly learned how to fight back.
After learning about a CGM (continuous glucose monitoring device), Tiffany knew it was essential. It is a monitor that alerts Mia when her levels are not safe. But, again, Tiffany ran into trouble. The insurance company told her they would not cover the device.
Tiffany contacted the AID Foundation to help with the device, and help cover the costs of a service dog that could also detect a change in her 6-year-old daughter.
The AID Foundation sprang into action and contacted the insurance company and the manufacturer of the device looking for answers. Within a week, the insurance company changed their mind and covered the device. Tiffany thanked AID Foundation for their advocacy saying that within 72 hours, the device had already saved her daughter's life.
But the AID Foundation wanted to do more. Jennifer Rogers, spokesperson for AID Foundation said, "This mother and daughter team are making a difference in this world, and we need more families advocating for those without a voice. We surprised Mia with a check for the remainder of her service dog. It was an amazing moment."
The surprise was caught on camera by local news outlet, Fox 10 News. Mia and Tiffany were so thankful and were able to use this opportunity to help educate others about type one diabetes.
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About Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities - Foundation ("AID.org")
As Civil Rights Champions, AID.org was formed in January 2016 in order to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities through charitable gifts, opportunities and the removal of discriminatory barriers. By spearheading a rapid and widespread wave of compliance through educational and affirmative enforcement actions, AID.org not only rapidly brings non-compliant public accommodation into ADA compliance but also acts as a self-funding catalyst for the charitable AID Foundation.
The AID Foundation is a growing resource for any individual with a disability looking to receive help with various issues relating to their disability or compelling needs such as: wheelchair access, medical equipment, and much more. Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities - Foundation aims to help improve the lives of 3 to 4 individuals with disabilities per day.
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