Daughter Michelle was having another appendicitis attack and wanted to come home to her daddy. She was trying to get a flight to Texas from her work in Varanasi, India.
I was beside myself, and frankly did not know what to do. I saw that Michelle had purchased the insurance from IMG. I called IMG and was put in immediate contact with Denise, a RN. She told me, and then told Michelle, that to travel overseas for this extended trip could prove fatal. She worked all day and night to get her into the proper hospital for good medical care.
We exchanged phone calls all night and Denise gave Michelle her “mommy talk” to tell her that she must not try to travel. Kids often listen better to others than their own parents. Denise even talked to others with YWAM to make sure that Michelle was not left alone, and let them know the severity of the situation.
Michelle ended up in Heritage Hospital in Varanasi, India. Denise researched the hospital website and even interviewed the doctor. Once she felt that Michelle was in good hands, she got the guarantee of payment letter faxed to the hospital. Michelle had the surgery this morning at 5:30 a.m. A few hours later, Michelle was in recovery with a successful surgery behind her. Her appendix was swollen and very infected.