Putting The Heart In Heartland

Good news for a disabled Omaha boy.

Two year old Zane Clark suffers epilepsy and his therapist recommends a gait trainer for his home. His young mother Erika Clark believes it might help him walk some day.

However United Health which manages the taxpayer Medicaid coverage for Zane denied the $5,000 payment to purchase the device. The carrier told the family there's no published evidence the device will help the Zane's condition.

After Fact Finders reported the denial Tuesday night, 14 donors signed on to a fundraising website for Zane set up by his mother's friend Maria Olvera. $6,000 donated so far, more than enough to buy the gait trainer and pay for other future expenses. One donor named John Anderson paid $5,000. Anderson told Fact Finders, "I would love if some day Zane can walk up and shake my hand."


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