June 24th, 2011
03:53 PM ET

Protecting Justin in the face of Medicaid cuts

This week, Dr. Sanjay Gupta examines New Jersey’s proposed cuts to Medicaid, a program that provides critical parts of the care the Genevieve Spielberg’s son, Justin, requires. For more on their story and the future of the federal insurance program, tune in to “Sanjay Gupta, M.D.,” 7:30 a.m. ET, Saturday-Sunday.

July 5, 2000, was going to be a magical day as my husband and I traveled to New York City for my scheduled C-section in great anticipation of welcoming the newest member of our family. Our 2-year-old son, Spencer, was going to be a big brother.

Little did I know that the same day our lives would change forever. After a normal pregnancy including tests, sonograms and an amnio, I delivered a baby boy who I only saw briefly, but during that time noticed his angulated thumbs which was surprising as my vision without my glasses is not the greatest.

To this day I remember saying, “What’s with his thumbs?” as the 90-degree angulations were not typical, but alas they whisked our Justin away and all hell broke loose.


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