I’ll never tire of watching this girl get around the new house! Even if she runs over my toes... a lot. #needapedi #andmaybeacast #elizawilder #spinabifidastrong
A boy and his rockets! 🌒✨ #jakeawilder #ussrc
80’s Murder Mystery🤘🏻 Wish us luck!! #dontgetkilled
Who needs to hear something awesome?! Some of you may know that earlier this spring, we discovered that Eliza’s kidneys and bladder weren’t functioning properly. This is common with almost all spina bifida cases. What we weren’t prepared for was for our insurance to decline us all medical supplies to keep those organs from ultimately failing! United Healthcare deemed it “medically unnecessary” and “outside of our coverage”. Renal failure? Not their problem. There was a lot of yelling and arguing with them (I’m looking at you, my amazing Vanderbilt team!) but ultimately, the insurance company is allowed to decline these needs for Eliza, regardless of how detrimental and unethical that decision is. For the last year, we have been paying for these items completely out of pocket, while also maxing out Eliza’s healthcare policy for her appointments, therapies, surgeries and equipment. It hasn’t been pretty. We are eternally grateful for our incredible spina bifida community of families that have bridged some gaps for us and sent us their own excess of supplies when they had them. Just today I opened a box today from a family that had over three months of supplies, saving us an insane amount of money! It felt like Christmas morning!! In reality, that was only a tiny taste of how good today was about to get... We just got word that thanks to our requests to them on behalf of Eliza, J.B.’s company researched and ultimately negotiated the addition of this specific coverage for 2018 for the entire company policy. Just for the health of our girl!!! This is absolutely no small feat! THANK YOU, ECS!!! You allow J.B. the flexibility to be an involved superdad for his daughter, sponsor our spina bifida fundraisers, and make sure this gal of ours is as strong as possible!! Insurance and medical expenses might sound like small things to most folks, but to us, it’s been an enormous battle! A battle that is a part of the bigger war that insists that people with disabilities have less worth than everyone else. As a mom and dad to the ever amazing Eliza, we will keep fighting to make sure kids like her have what they need to be successful. ❤️ Today was a huge win!
Birdie does Snapchat! #itsfallyall #ilookabitcrazy #yuck #maaaaah #idontdoflowers #elizawilder
Like any good farmhouse gal, I snuck a little Hearth and Hand into my dining room today with the wooden nesting houses. Love the new release pieces! 🏡 #hearthandhand #wilderhouse