Woman fights disease, bureaucracy

June 4, 2010 at 10:53 pm in INFORUM

Cheree Schneider is battling severe autoimmune diseases including scleroderma and lupus that have robbed her of her strength and vitality.

She’s also had a few run-ins with North Dakota’s medical assistance program.

The 35-year-old Granville, N.D., woman has been pushing since November for surgery to repair a painful rectal prolapse, a condition in which the intestine protrudes from the body. Continue reading…