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WIC Saved My Life

Posted by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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I was a teen mom when I had my oldest son.  Shotgun wedding and all that.  I was on WIC while pregnant but it never seemed like much until my son was actually born.  He had severe stomach issues and had to be on a very expensive Rx formula that was $60 per can.  Our insurance wouldn't cover the extra cans per month we had to buy out of pocket.

I had to go back to work fulltime when he was 5 weeks old to help pay for his formula and for his doctor visits after his crappy insurance policy "maxed out".  My DH worked in a factory so the insurance wasn't great and my job didn't offer it. 

I just wanted to say there is NO way we could have made it without the WIC.  They provided 8 cans of formula per month for my son, and we were so thankful.  My son thrived on that formula, and it was the only food he could tolerate for most of his first year.  WIC is a wonderful program, and I gladly pay my taxes to help fund programs like this. 

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T1DKyMom
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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BUMP!   big smile mini

T1DKyMom
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 11:08 AM

And here's a picture of my son as a baby, just for fun.

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