Life o' Mike by Leslie BoydLife o' Mike by Leslie Boyd

Life o' Mike

Memoir byLeslie Boyd

Paperback | January 11, 2016

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On her twenty-second birthday, Leslie Boyd gave birth to her second son, Michael Danforth. He was born with a rare birth defect that left him vulnerable to colon cancer, and because of this, he was unable to buy health insurance. Without it, he had no access to the health care he needed.

Despite being an honors student, a community volunteer, and having a job, Michael was denied the care he needed, and after being diagnosed with stage III colon cancer, he was forced to leave his wife to get Medicaid. He waited 37 months to be approved for disability income, and died nine days before his first check arrived.

His journey led his mother to leave a lifelong journalism career and become an activist for health care access for everyone. She has spoken across North Carolina and in Washington, DC, in her quest for universal access to quality health care.

Title:Life o' MikeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.46 inPublished:January 11, 2016Publisher:Green IvyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1944680098

ISBN - 13:9781944680091

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 4Chapter 2 14Chapter 3 19Chapter 4 23Chapter 5 27Chapter 6 33Chapter 7 42Chapter 8 56Chapter 9 65Chapter 10 72Chapter 11 77Chapter 12 85Chapter 13 91Chapter 14 98Chapter 15 105Chapter 16 114Chapter 17 119Chapter 18 126Chapter 19 132Chapter 20 138Chapter 21 144Chapter 22 151Chapter 23 157Chapter 24 163Chapter 25 169Chapter 26 174Chapter 27 180Chapter 28 186Chapter 29 192Chapter 30 198Chapter 31 204Chapter 32 210