Trushar in Ft. Wayne, Indiana
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Last December Trushar had fallen down in an ice storm, breaking his left wrist. He was without health insurance and making do with the pain, waited a week—by this time it had become considerably swollen—to have it eventually seen by a family friend, who happened to be a doctor. The family ended up spending about $500 for various x-rays, the visit to the doctor was free, but he was told that if it had gotten worse, the surgery for it would cost about $25,000. If that came to pass, they decided that Trushar (who is a U.S. citizen) would go back to India to have the surgery.