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Social media appeal gets medical treatment for young girl

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If you ever met four-year-old Kyssi Andrews you'd realize what her parents know - what they feel: she is indeed a very special child.

The young girl was diagnosed with Welm's disease last May...Kidney Cancer...when the family was their darkest hour there was a ray of hope...Hope that was short lived.

Marla Jones is Kyssi's mother. She says, "she went into remission November 2012 and we were rediagnosed with lung cancer last Friday."

Kyssi was given a less than 50% chance of survival - her parents were moving forward with an operation until they ran into a stumbling block on the way.

Jones says, "the problem that we initially ran into was the insurance company denying her a scan the doctors wanted her to see if there were any more cancerous cells in the body."

The Andrews family is insured by the national giant Aetna.

Antonio Andrews is Kyssi's father. He says, "I never thought that one time I would have to battle the insurance company or go to social media or the news to have one procedure done."

That's exactly where the Andrews went - to social media and here to FOX 26 where we placed Kyssi's plight on the Isiah Factor...After it aired the family received nearly 5,000 signatures on their Change.Org petition.

Aetna - reversed it's decision after initially telling the family four different times no...They allowed Kyssi to move forward with the cancer scan her primary care doctor said she needed.

Andrews says, "without you getting involved I don't really think that it would've went through regardless of what they say with it being the right thing to do."

Now the Andrews are able to solely focus on little Kyssi and the days she faces ahead as a cancer survivor who has to face that battle once again as a 4 year old.

"Whatever God has planned we're prepared for it we know that she is his and he makes the ultimate decision in the end," says Jones.

Aetna Issued this statement:

Aetna worked with our third-party vendor, MedSolutions, to resolve this matter quickly and the family has been notified. We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience that the family endured during this process.

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