Our son was born at 37 weeks with a postnatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome. By 4 months of age practitioners informed us that our son had Plagiocephaly, also known as flat head syndrome, which is a condition characterized by an asymmetrical distortion (flattening of one side) of the skull. They informed us that a cranial helmet would be potentially 99% effective in correcting the Plagiocephaly. Unfortunately, our primary insurance denied the request for treatment. Thankfully, we had TEFRA and without TEFRA we would not have been able to afford not only one, but two of these helmets. Today our son is 18 months and he is free of a helmet and plagiocephaly. We desperately need medicaid for instances such as this and for daily physical, occupational and speech therapy.