By the skin of his teeth: a bull rider learns to walk again without insurance
An injury left professional bull rider Joseph Dewey paralyzed now, like countless other Americans, hes recovering without health insurance
In the weeks after professional bull rider Joseph Dewey suffered an injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down, an outpouring of support kept him buoyed above the undertow of hopelessness and despair.
A friend set up a GoFundMe page to help pay his mortgage and care for his family, while another threw a benefit to provide money for costly leg braces. Prayer and encouragement flowed fast in those days and steeled his spirit, so much that when doctors informed him hed never walk again, Dewey a stubborn cowboy and a Christian replied You dont know the God that I know, and pointed them to the door.
Now two years after his injury, Dewey is without health insurance.