Anna is a 7-year-old Walnut Grove Elementary School student who is currently going through a really tough time. Her whole life she has been battling a heart condition that has not only made life really difficult for her, but it has also put a strain on the family’s financial situation. Well, her insurance has now been canceled just as she began to experience flare-ups in her condition. Anna was born with a heart condition called Atrial fibrillation and Supraventricular tachycardia.
“For the past 2 weeks she has been having a lot of complications and missing a lot of school,” said Anna’s mother, Ali Pizzo. Well with her insurance canceled, the family is at a loss on how to proceed. “It’s very hard. My emotions are running so high for my baby. Unfortunately, we don’t qualify for Medicaid. I’ve been looking into grants and other financial services but everything’s a waiting game up to 60 days. And for 2 weeks she’s been having Afib episodes at school and she desperately needs to go have more testing done at CHOA (Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta), but it’s very expensive.”