Danny’s Story

Last year, a vehicle struck Danny, an uninsured 21-year old, in a hit and run auto-pedestrian accident. As a direct result of the accident, Danny was in the hospital for eight months due to his severe injuries. After his hospitalization, Danny was in need of physical therapy otherwise he would forever remain wheelchair-bound. Unfortunately, his lack of health insurance made it difficult. His mother, Debby, reached out to several providers hoping someone would take her son without coverage; however, none of them would take Danny.

Debby one day learned of the Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network (GBUAHN) Health Home from a flyer at the doctor’s office. She reached out to them and was immediately connected to Angela—a Health Home Care Manager. Angela helped sign Danny up for Medicaid and connected him to a physical therapist, so Danny was able to get the care he needed to make a full recovery. Additionally, Angela arranged transportation to get Danny and his mother to their appointments. Thanks to GBUAHN and Angela, Danny is now able to walk with the assistance of a cane.