There is hardly a more helpless feeling than seeing your brand new baby suffering and fighting for his life. Lubbock mom Rachael Traylor knows this feeling all too well. When her baby, Jayden, was born prematurely at only 27 weeks, he came into the world with multiple complex health conditions, including chronic lung disease and pulmonary hypertension. His battle has been uphill, but he was born fighting and has not stopped.
Rachael, Baby Jayden and their family have been helped every step of the way by their Texas Medicaid health plan, First Care, and the nurses and coordinators assigned to Baby Jayden's care. Their care coordinators and nurses have walked the family through a challenging health care system, going above and beyond to assist with much more than just hospital stays - such as transportation services and disability benefits.
After Michael Lerma fell gravely ill from a severe case of encephalitis, his family did not know how to aid his recovery. Michael's Texas Medicaid plan was there to support him through every part of his journey to recovery including helping Michael transition smoothly from a nursing home back to his own home. Learn how Texas Medicaid is there to support remarkable fighters like Michael with every tool possible to set goals, work hard, and accomplish them - from the ordinary to the extraordinary.