After rare, near-fatal illness, Amish couple following traditions to overcome medical debt

By Dave Taylor

A local Amish family is relieved to finally have their young daughter back home after a nearly fatal sickness left her hospitalized and unable to walk last month. But while the family returned intact, they also returned with staggering medical bills and no insurance or government assistance, both of which are against their religion. Instead of turning to the internet and crowdfunding, however, the family is falling back on an old Amish tradition, doing nearly the exact same thing, just minus the internet.

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