Donations send family home from hospital

11:55 AM, Jun 26, 2013   |    comments
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NAPLES, Florida (WBBH) --An Indiana family stuck in a Naples hospital for nearly a month is headed home. Maddie Strauss fell ill with pneumonia and was put on a ventilator after she had breathing problems.

The family wanted to go back home, but doctors say the only way Maddie could leave was by an air ambulance - something the family's insurance wouldn't cover.

After we ran a story on the Strauss family Saturday night - donations poured in.

Tuesday morning, the family's dream came true.

"I'm speechless this is amazing," said Maddie's step-father, David Strauss.

The non-profit air ambulance - Grace on Wings - is bringing Maddie home.

 

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