A Patient Advocate Helped Save My Mother-In-Law’s Life

“In 2019, my mother-in-law Andy — still young and healthy at 72 — had cataract surgery. Afterward, she complained of pain and blurriness, but her ophthalmologist insisted all was well and encouraged her to give her recovery more time.

A week later, just as my husband Jared and I had finished dinner in Los Angeles, Andy called from North Carolina and said, ‘I went to see my cataract doctor and he had a retina specialist there who sent me to get an MRI. Now they’re telling me I’ve got a . . .'”