When he was nine, Benjamin, who has cerebral palsy, outgrew his power chair, and was using a manual chair. His family had requested a standing wheelchair from Medicaid but was denied. They called DRTx for help.
DRTx attorneys represented Benjamin and sent medical information to Texas Medicaid prior to a fair hearing. They reversed the initial denial and approved a standing wheelchair for Benjamin. The standing wheelchair has changed Benjamin’s life. He’s able to help out around the house. He can play basketball and go on walks. He has a newfound love of cooking (not common for most nine-year-old boys!). To express their gratitude, his family created a short video for DRTx.
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