Tracy Wirtanen, Appleton

Tracy's son, Sami Wirtanen-DeBenedet, has Neurofibromatosis, a disorder that affects 1 in 3,000 children that causes tumors to grow anywhere in the body. Because there is no cure for the condition itself, the only therapy for people with neurofibromatosis is a program of treatment by a team of specialists to manage symptoms or complications. Surgery may also be needed when the tumors compress organs or other structures. Tracy's plan currently has a lifetime limit on care that Sami could easily reach with his condition. Under the Affordable Care Act, Sami's plan will be banned from imposing a lifetime limit on his care.

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