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Remarkable Progress for Woman Helped By FOX 26 Viewers


It was a year ago when 33-year-old Christina Gundloch turned to FOX 26 Investigates.

In July 2009 doctors had given her 6 months to two years to live and she had been denied Medicaid.

When we first met Gundloch she couldn't walk and only weighed 64 pounds. Doctors had just diagnosed her with Multiple Sclerosis and she was going downhill fast.

While medicine can slow down the disease's progression, the expensive drug was out of reach for the uninsured mother of a 3-year-old. Because she received about $10,000 a year in social security, she was denied Medicaid.

I believed them that I had 6 months to 2 years to live," Gundloch recently told FOX 26 Investigates.

Looks like Gundloch proved the doctors wrong.

"A year ago we were literally planning her funeral," Gundloch's mother Connie Woods said.

Now Gundloch can make brownies for her little girl.

What's behind the drastic change for the good? FOX 26 Viewers.

Your story kicked everything off," David Woods, Gundloch's step father said. "We've told you a thousand times we'll tell you a thousand more if it hadn't have been for your story all of this stuff would not have taken place."

It was a viewer who suggested Legacy Community Health Services, a center that offers medical help for those who can't afford it.

Legacy helped Gundloch get qualified for Medicaid and she's been on M.S. medication ever since.

"I would have never in my wildest dreams a year ago envisioned where she's at now," Connie Woods said.

This time last year Gundloch couldn't even brush her own teeth.

"She's now able to get herself into a vehicle, it takes some time but she can do that," David Woods said.

"I've walked outside of the house and the store from the car to the store door," Gundloch said.

She's even gone swimming.

"It was really cool to see my legs work," Gundloch said. "What words can you put to that?"

Gundloch got her driver's license renewed and hopes to be driving soon.

The moral of Gundloch's story is simple. Don't take no for an answer.

"I didn't and look where I'm at now,’ Gundloch said. ’So don't give up."

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