Dying mother pens a heartbreaking letter to her insurer after being refused a life-saving liver to fix the damage of botched cancer surgery that left a fist-sized hole in her organ

Erika Zak has spent the last four years battling advanced colon cancer and only a liver transplant will save the young mother’s life.

Surgery to remove as much of theĀ cancerĀ as possible left her with a fist-sized hole in her liver – but Erika’s insurance provider denied her coverage for the transplant.

The insurer called the surgery an ‘unproven’ treatment – despite a letter from Erika’s doctors insisting that it was not only a valid course of action, but the only shot she would have at survival.

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