I am truly sorry Matt Blunt will not be running for another term. The citizens of Missouri are losing a caring leader who has done an excellent job.
In 2006, my 35-year-old daughter had an acoustic neuroma (brain tumor) on the eighth cranial nerve. Few Kansas City neurosurgeons had ever performed this particular brain tumor surgery. We decided my daughter would have maximum odds with the neurosurgeons at the House Clinic in Los Angeles, who had performed more than 6,000 of these operations.
Of course, my daughter was turned down twice by her health insurance carrier. Gov. Blunt was asked for help and help he surely did. He instructed the Missouri Department of Insurance to assist her. Her surgery at the House Clinic was approved after grueling and emotional work by her, Missouri Department of Insurance and myself.
After some initial struggles post surgery, she is now fine, a great mother to her 4-year old and a wonderful wife.
Gov. Blunt has had some prayers said his way. He will have our votes if he ever decides to run for any office, and we hope he does.