In Cruises first year of injury, his insurance was billed $1,193,150. They paid $596,863. The Bogle family paid $45,291 out-of-pocket. These costs do not include his wheelchair which cost approximately $30,000, his wheelchair accessible van which cost another $30,000, the addition to the house so he could have an accessible room and bathroom, medical supplies and an assistant that are necessary for his daily care. Many of these costs will be ongoing throughout Cruises life which is why we put so much effort into fundraising. Without the help of our friends, family and community, these costs would be even more devastating.
Costs related to Cruises daily needs:
- $25 – $50 for Physician Co-pays.
- $100 for one week of gas to and from physical therapy and appointments.
- $85 for one day of assisting care, needed 5 days a week. This adds up to approximately $425/week, $1700/month and $22,000/year.
- $150 for one day at the “Center for Neuro Recovery” gym where Cruise works to gain mobility and independence 5 days a week. Adding up to $3000/month and $36,000/year.