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Lawrence will be on his mother’s insurance until he is 26. After that, he will rely solely on the catastrophic coverage — unless it has already been exhausted.
Flinders, the UHSAA trustee from Summit County, said he doesn’t want injured athletes such as Lawrence and Hancock to be forgotten in time.
"The community raised tons of money, built them a house. Raised money to pay for the deductible and more," he said. "After a year or two, that goes away, and people kind of forget what happened. Those fundraisers don’t keep coming."
Giles is already looking toward the future. A million dollars used to sound like a lot to her, but the money is going fast.
"How long’s that going to last? That’s what I worry about now. Even at 10 years, what’s he going to do? Let’s say it lasts that long," Giles said, her voice trailing off. "I don’t know. This is a forever thing. It’s not going to go away after 10 years."
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