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Lincoln family struggles with medical costs after accidental shooting

Lincoln family struggles with medical costs after accidental shooting

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By: Jenn Schanz 

It's hard to tell from looking at her, but just over a month ago, 12–year–old Paige Meyers was recovering from a gun shot wound.

It happened July 4th; police say a family friend's gun fell out of his pants, and accidentally fired. The bullet hit Paige in the back, and came out near her shoulder.

"The only thing I really felt was my arm just drop and go numb," she says. 

Today, all you can see is a little scar, but Paige has limited function in her right arm. 

She's going to be a 7th grader this fall, and had hopes of trying out for basketball and cheer leading; dreams she'll now have to put on hold.

Paige was treated here in Lincoln, but needs to see a specialist at the Mayo Clinic for further care. Just to walk in the door, her parents say is $5,000.

"Insurance is nice, but it's still not enough. And then all the time going back and forth to physical therapy to the doctor, doctor, doctor...physical therapy, physical therapy, physical therapy... MRI,specialist, specialist specialist," says Paige's father, Brian Meyer. 

The Meyer's have set up a fund for Paige at Cornhusker Bank. They're hoping to get enough to cover the treatment, so Paige can started 7th grade feeling back to normal.

"We don't have $5,000 to get her there, so I'm asking everybody please, please help us with our daughter," says Paige's mother, Diane Meyer. 

If you'd like to help the Meyers, you can donate to the Paige Meyer Benefit Fund at any Cornhusker Bank. 

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