Anne-Monique Lippitt, 20, has been fighting for her future since last October. That's when she and her brother were involved in a near fatal accident just north of St. George, UT. Lippitt took the full impact of the crash.
"She was in the passenger-side seat. She suffered with a severe brain trauma and had collapsed lungs and fractured her right shoulder," said her mother Annie Dubro.
After months of therapy inside the Progressive Hospital, Lippitt's parents say the doctors are ready to move the young fighter to another facility to continue her therapy. While her insurance promised to cover most of the cost, days before the transfer, an unexpected change occurred.
"Craig Hospital denied her. It's because of the insurance. There seems to be a different definition of what 70/30 is from what Craig Hospital has and what the Teachers Health Plan has," added Dubro.
Even though the insurance company claims there are local facilities that can help Lippitt, the family got a second opinion and is seeking treatment outside the state costing $120,000.
"That's going to cover the two-month stay at Craig Hospital and get her the rehab that she needs, she has to have because there is no other facility in Las Vegas that can give her that," said her father Robert Dubro.
The family says they have done all they can to raise that amount through fund raisers and selling personal belongings, but it's still not enough.
"After all these times of telling her that you are going to Craig and this is the place you are going to get the help, I can't bare to tell her that now she is not going," added her mother.
The family is asking for donations from the public to support Lippitt's recovery fund. A bank account has been set up at Wells Fargo. Donors can use account number: 3447129820 or visit www.gofundme.com/1divbg.
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