October 24, 2019
Late last January, Brandon arrived at the Lakeland Medical Center emergency department in St. Joseph. He had been sick for months but tried to ignore the worrying symptoms, including severe bruising on his chest and arms.
That night, he learned that he had end stage liver failure. He was told that the only way he would survive was with a life-saving liver transplant. To make matters worse, he didn’t have health insurance, so he was worried about what that would mean for his care and treatment.
But that’s when his Lakeland team stepped in. They assured him that they would take care of him. He didn’t have to have insurance to get treated. They would take care of him regardless, and it started that night with a friendly nurse named Cameron who helped keep Brandon’s spirits up.
Brandon was admitted to the hospital...