Valentini & son

shows a woman sitting with a young man on a couch. She has only one leg, the other leg is missing at the hip. The cancer in her hip spread while she waited for prior authorization for a scan to determine the scope of her cancer.

Kathleen Valentini and her son Matthew in October 2020. It took 41 days for her health insurer to approve the MRI that diagnosed bone cancer. By then, doctors said they needed to amputate her leg and hip. Credit: Val Valentini

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