Eleven days after surgery on her shoulder and foot, Sherry Young of Lawton, Okla., got a letter from her insurance plan saying that it hadn’t approved her hospital stay. The letter “put me in a panic,” says Young. The $115,000-plus bill for the hospital stay was about how much Young’s home is worth, and five times her annual income.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Colorado Gives Day, a statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in our state. Colorado Public Radio is proud to be a part of this nonprofit community. We're in good company so we're highlighting nonprofits doing great work. Learn more.