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Truman Le: Healthy Kids Saves a Life
At a year old, Truman Le was diagnosed with Osteomyelitis, a bone infection, in his left elbow. Truman was in and out of the hospital for two months. Truman was diagnosed with pneumonia and spent another two weeks in the hospital. He was later admitted to the hospital again for a persistent high fever. Because of all of the incredible care provided by the doctors and hospital staff, Truman was deemed healthy and released from the hospital.
Truman’s parents, Trinh Tran and Linh Le, thank the Healthy Kids program for literally saving their son’s life. Trinh and Linh both worked at high tech companies, but they could not afford the $600 monthly premium for their son’s health coverage. They lived on a very tight budget. Without Healthy Kids, they would not have been able to afford the quality health care that he received. In fact, Truman may not have gotten properly diagnosed and treated.
Truman is now six-years-old. He is a happy, playful first grader who lives in San Jose. He suffers from asthma, but visits the doctors twice a month to monitor his condition. He is also the big brother to a healthy two-year-old, Bao-Nguyen Le, who is also enrolled in the Healthy Kids program. Truman has been enrolled in Healthy Kids since 2006.