Dana Trahan was uninsured when she started to lose her vision, but did not realize that this was the result of a brain tumor. SeaCare Health Services helped her get the care and treatment she needed – quickly.
Dana: I would be watching my son’s baseball games and I really felt as if I needed to keep blinking my eyes to get focused on him, so I thought it made sense to have my eyes checked. Knowing that I didn’t have the health insurance, it was important to me to figure out a way to make this an affordable experience, and that brought me to SeaCare.
Thankfully I was able to quickly get myself to an ophthalmologist, but at the very initial part of the exam he noticed that there was swelling in my brain. He prescribed me a steroid to prepare me for what ended up being surgery. I had an appointment with a neurosurgeon, and I had my surgery not even a week later on Tuesday morning. SeaCare was helpful giving me advice as to if I needed long term healthcare what might be some steps that I could take. I was able to be approved for Medicaid, thankfully because I very quickly had surgery and many medical expenses.