Geektime – Meet the Jerusalem mother whose startup will help parents of kids with rare conditions navigate the health system
Navigating the health care system is a nightmare for parents whose kids have rare conditions. One mother has decided to do something about it
Having a baby is a happy but assuredly stressful experience — take it from me. I thank God that my two kids have not had any major health issues. But the experience is far more difficult for other parents who get that bit of unexpected news as soon as their children are born. Many struggle to cope with mystery diagnoses, finding the right specialists and uncovering special programs their insurance plans will cover. Even the most adept people will trip over themselves trying to navigate the bureaucratic and dysfunction health system of any given country. Parental stress seems to be an inescapable and unavoidable part of healthcare.