Yesterday, we learned Omnipure Filter Company's insurance plan will not cover the experimental surgery that could help relieve Ryan Stockdale's cluster headaches. In the statement, the company says that after going over the insurance plan, there is no way to do it. It says doing so could jeopardize coverage for the company's other 180 employees.
"The plan trustees have agonized over Ryan's situation and have gone to every length possible to figure out if there is a way for the plan to legally cover the procedure Ryan is seeking." - Omnipure President Roger Reid
Under Omnipure's plan - experimental procedures are not covered.
"All of us at Omnipure know that this is a very difficult situation for Ryan and his family and they have our profound sympathy. We wish it were different." - Roger Reid, Omnipure President
If the Stockdale family decides to have the surgery using their own money - Reid indicated that he is prepared to make a personal contribution of his own money to a fund dedicated for paying for the surgery.
Family spokesperson Scott Turlington told me an account has been started at Syringa Bank here in Idaho. You can donate at any Syringa Bank branch. Just let them know it's for the Stockdale Family Benefit Account - you can also donate online throught PAY PAL at:
There is another way to donate and that's happening TODAY only. Impact Radio Group will be broadcasting at the Syringa Bank on Eagle and Fairview from 2pm to 6pm to collect donations. They are calling it the "Power of a Dollar" fundraiser...