Generous Stranger Pays For North Texan’s Surgery

MIDLOTHIAN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A CBS11 viewer stepped up in a big way to help a North Texas woman who spent weeks living with a tube protruding from her back.

Doctors installed the tube in June to relieve pressure on Amy Boykin’s kidney.

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Amy Boykin – kidney stone patient

She thought the doctors would remove the tube and the stone a few days later. It was only after the tube was put in that Boykin says she learned the removal of both were considered outpatient procedures. Boykin’s insurance, Medicare A, only covers inpatient services.

Boykin was hospitalized twice in six weeks for infections relating to the tube. Minutes after her story aired, viewers contacted Consumer Justice asking how they could help.

One of those people was Jim, a retired widower. “I had the option of being able to do something about it, so I did.”

He paid for the entire procedure, which cost…

Original published: 2018-07-20 14:36:20 Read the full Dallas News here

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