CNN: Family Raffles Off House To Save Their Child’s Life

The Thornton family are raffling off a house, in Clayton Co., Georgia, to pay medical bills for Payton’s future transplant.

Another reason why we so desperately need healthcare reform.

To say “my fate is not tied to your fate is like saying, ‘Your end of the boat is sinking’.”

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4 thoughts on “CNN: Family Raffles Off House To Save Their Child’s Life

  1. Wow… that is really generous of the family. And how very sad for that little boy. He reminds me of my grandson… blond hair, about the same age and height and weight. This really touched my heart. I’ve been reading some articles written by doctors that mention people taking responsibility for their health. This little boy doesn’t fit into that category. It’s wonderful to know that a stem cell transplant can help him and it’s great that the news has picked the story.

  2. I’m sorry but the very idea that anyone has to pay a ransom for medical treatment in this country is absolutely disgusting.

    Right here in my town a family had to auction off a family business, a long standing restaurant that had been in the family since WWII to try and save their child. The restaurant is gone now. And so is the child. It wasn’t enough.

  3. I’ve seen a lot of donation jars for various medical tragedies at rural store counters, seen flyers for motorcycle “poker runs” to benefit some family whose member got cancer or was in some terrible car wreck. Most of these same people are probably against health care reform. I can’t imagine that anyone should have to give up a house or business over a medical condition. There is no amount of money a family of average income could possibly save to cover catastrophic care costs, so personal responsibility is no longer an excuse a conservative can use to deny anyone the best treatment available. It can happen to anyone, at any time. We all need to be in one pool of insured citizens: the American pool.

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