My husband works fulltime, but his employer does not provide benefits.  Our son, 12, was swiftly losing his vision and needed to see a retinal specialist.  I tried to apply for both Healthy Families coverage and then Medi-Cal, and was denied assistance from each program. I was desperate to save my son's sight. Thanks to SVCLS, an attorney filed an appeal, and then spent months negotiating on our behalf to gain coverage for our four children. I could never have managed this on my own.  I am so grateful that today my son receives the proper treatment to save what is left of his eyesight. ~ Mrs. S