At age 22, Alexis was a recent college grad eager to get her life underway. But her excitement came crashing down after a life-altering car crash. She spent 8 month in intensive physical therapy, struggling to see progress and becoming convinced that she would never return to the active lifestyle she had once enjoyed.

When nothing else seemed to work, she made the decision to undergo reconstructive spinal surgery. Afterwards, she was astounded by the bill she was being asked to pay: $450,000 for an operation that would finally help her begin real recovery.

Thanks to her health insurance provider, which covered 99% of the bill, Alexis only paid $4,000 for costs related to her treatment. Now, Alexis is healthier, stronger, and confident that she’s in good hands going forward.

Listen to Alexis’ incredible recovery story in her own words:

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