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Money raised to help man with rare disorder dropped by healthcare provider

OVER-THE-RHINE, Ohio (WKRC) -- Friends and family rally to help a man whose insurance company has left him helpless.

Brett Walls suffered three strokes and two aneurysms. He was diagnosed with a rare disorder called "locked-in syndrome" which leaves him unable to communicate, even though he is aware of what's happening around him.

His family learned this week that United Health Care will not cover the treatment at Drake Center that has been proving successful so far.

"We just feel like it's being rubber-stamped. We're not giving up," says Gayle Walls, Brett's wife.

Money was raised Saturday night at a dinner at the Symphony Hotel in Over-the-Rhine. It will go toward Brett's treatment and other expenses. The family is also raising money on gofundme.com which has reached $6,000 so far.

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