Callan’s health fight

A local 4-year-old is fighting to receive treatment for a rare skull condition. 
But North Dakota Medicaid is refusing to pay the cost.

We introduced you to Callan Dockter from Rugby last month. 
Callan has a condition that affects his skull from growing the right way which then affects his brain from expanding properly. 


His mother Jennifer Dockter says Craniosysnostosis is not treatable in North Dakota.


So they have to get out of state treatment which runs about 200,000 dollars.


Dockter says Medicaid has not given her a formal denial for the out of state treatment. 


They have also failed to return any of her calls for the last two months.

“You just get to a point where you have fought so hard and exhausted all options, used every federal mandate that there is that Medicaid in North Dakota is not abiding by or choosing not to use in their program that there just are no words anymore,” said Jennifer Dockter Callan’s mother. 

If left untreated, the condition Callan has leads to head deformity, and increased pressure on the brain. 
But the Dockter family is fighting to raise money so he could receive the treatment soon. 

You can help by attending these local events: 

Relay for Life Craft Show November 17, 2018

Cupcakes for Callan November 17, 2017 

Holiday Fair at Dakota Farms in Rugby December 6, 2018

A GoFundMe page has also been started for Callan: 

https://www.gofundme.com/callan-dockter039s-surgery.

You can also make a donation at any North Star Community Credit Union “Callan Dockter Benefit”. 

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