Every Week, This Woman Nearly Dies Before She Can Get Medical Treatment
DENVER, Colo. - Every Monday morning, like clockwork, one of Lucia's children or her husband drives her to the emergency room at Denver Health. Lucia's body is broken; her head throbs. She is short of breath and nauseated, and she drifts in and out of consciousness. The 51-year-old mother of five is in kidney failure, a result of her Type 2 diabetes.