Priority Partners’ Kathy Just and patient Ashley Asilis outside Ashley’s Silver Spring home.
Steering families through the health-care maze, a cadre of case managers transcends traditional medical care for low-income families
On any given day, Ashley Asilis’ entourage numbers about 25. No, she’s not a movie star, though her striking features could open doors in Hollywood. Rather, that’s how many people it takes to keep the 5-year-old healthy.
Ashley was born with a metabolic disorder that causes seizures. By the time she was a year old, her weight had plummeted off the growth charts, and despite being on medication, she had daily seizures.