Paralyzed California toddler denied wheelchair by insurer

March 24, 2015 - News

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” .. Aubrey Allred, 29, of Kingsbury, Calif., told FoxNews.com Friday she wanted to get her son, 2, a wheelchair, but insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross refused because he is too young. The boy, Crue, zooms around now in a Zipzac, a miniature wheelchair that sits low to the ground and gets stuck on sidewalk cracks. Mom said Crue is ready for an upgraded set of wheels, if only the insurer would relent … “

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Crue Allred’s wheelchair tends to get stuck, and the plucky toddler’s mom is seeking a more mobile model. (Family photo)