One Woman Is Breathing Easier Due to a Christmas Gift From a Doctor

One Woman Is Breathing Easier Due to a Christmas Gift From a Doctor

OSAGE BEACH, MO. – A woman who moved to Climax Springs, Missouri from Apple Valley, California just over a week ago was shocked by the generosity of an Osage Beach, Missouri doctor.

Wendy Abernathy, 52, was recently admitted to Lake Regional Hospital after an ambulance rushed her over as a result of breathing issues due to asthma. She remained at the hospital for nearly a week due to her needing supplemental oxygen on a continuous basis during here stay. When she was written a prescription the out-of-state insurance refused to cover it. With the cost of the medication being $198, Abernathy was not sure how to cover the costs of her get her necessary medication.

The doctor who saw Abernathy at the hospital heard that her medication was not being covered by Abernathy’s insurance. Dr. Andrew Revelle decided to call it into a local Walmart, and along with a note, cover the cost of her medication. Abernathy was flabbergasted with the compassion of Dr. Revelle and shared the story with her sister, Jamie Kerp who then shared it on Facebook.  “You don’t see this kind of compassion very much anymore, thank you so much and Merry Christmas to you Dr. Revelle at Lake Regional Hospital,” said Kerp.  

Abernathy was able to pick up her medication and is now on the road to recovery following this severe asthma attack. “I went into medicine because I wanted to help others,” said Revelle on the Lake Regional Health Systems website.

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