At first, Michael’s grand mal seizures, constant dehydration and two bleeding, acute ulcers were manageable for his mother, Grace, but as his needs increased it was not easy to constantly care for him on her own. Grace applied for a Medicaid waiver to fund a full-time nurse for Michael, and to her surprise, it was not approved. After 54 trips to the hospital in three years, a nurse connected Grace with the MLPC. The MLPC worked with Michael’s mother and his medical team to gather all necessary medical records to support the child’s eligibility for a waiver. An advocate attended the final eligibility appointment and worked with the waiver administrator and the child’s medical team to ensure that the appropriate language was used with supporting medical data. As a result of our combined advocacy efforts, Michael was approved for an Ohio Home Care Waiver which enabled the family to obtain a handicapped accessible van and a full-time nurse. With the care of the nurse, Grace is able to do simple things such as mow the lawn and take a shower without worrying about Michael. Michael’s waiver case manager is working with his mother to get a wheelchair ramp added to their home as well as a ceiling track so that he can be safely moved from his bed to other areas of his home.