“The doctors there did a great job explaining what she had and how it was treated,” said Tim. “I didn’t know that cancer was curable.”
Fortunately, 95% of patients with this cancer survive although treatment is lengthy. The expected end of treatment for Haven is June 2023.
“When it’s gone, will it come back?” Tim asked the doctors. “Usually it’s not the type of cancer that comes back,” he found.
“The drugs she takes are in some cases as old as her grandparents,” said Laura.
Haven had to be transported to Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago for further treatment, but she was not healthy enough to take an ambulance. If something went wrong along the way, there was no children’s hospital nearby to take her to. The distance was also too far for a helicopter. A medical flight in a small plane was necessary.
According to the insurance, the James family owes more than $ 68,000 for this flight.
“She is doing really great,” said Laura.
However, the insurance is less than amazing.
Tim and Laura are self-employed; They own Pillar to Post Home Inspectors – “We’re the largest inspection company in northwest Indiana,” said Laura – and Northwest Indiana Radon and Environmental, a radon control company.