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WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX)--A seven year old girl travels to St. Mary's Medical Center from California for a surgery to help her walk. 

But just hours after the doctor finished the operation the hospital told Ashley Lloyd's family their insurance declined to pay for the $78,000 dollar surgery. 

"I just feel a little let down by my insurance and particularly by the hospital for letting us get in and have the surgery first," said Tamara Sola-Lloyd who is Ashley's Mother. 

August 20 Lloyd had surgery to re-construct her hip bone. That's because when she was just three years old she was diagnosed with soft tissue cancer.  The radiation treatments left her right leg lodged in her hip.

"It all kind of exciting but painful," said Ashley Lloyd.  "I want to be able to dance, sing, and be a fashion designer."

Ashley's family hopes this surgery will allow her to live the life of a normal 7 year old. 

The young girl has been in West Palm Beach undergoing rehabilitation while awaiting a second surgery on October 5th. A procedure her mother says is not possible without health insurance.

"I was lead to believe every thing was fine," said Ashley's Mother. 

St. Mary's released this statement to us saying, "from time to time insurance claims are initially approved and then declined.  In those cases they enter into an appeals process. St. Mary's Medical Center works very closely with insurance companies to provide our patients access to quality healthcare."

The courageous seven-year-old continues her therapy here West Palm Beach while dreaming of promising future with two perfect legs.

"I'm going to try out for dancing," said Ashley Lloyd.  

It's not clear weather she will undergo the follow-up surgery in October.

 

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