Fighting For Xiomara: A Mom's Story
This is the story of Elena Hung, longtime MomsRising supporter and co-founder of Little Lobbyists, an organization advocating for kids with complex medical needs and disabilities.***
I am Elena and I am a mom to two amazing kids who are the joy of my life.
My daughter, Xiomara, was born with chronic medical conditions that affect her lungs, heart and kidneys. Her name — Xiomara — means “ready for battle.” She was born a fighter and taught me how to fight.
Healthcare is the single most important issue to families like mine. I am terrified of what losing healthcare would mean to my daughter, and the millions of other children with complex medical needs.
I’m a proud member of MomsRising because together — you, me and moms and dads all over America — we’re fighting to keep the healthcare that protects the most vulnerable among us, including our children.
When you contribute, a sister MomsRising donor will DOUBLE your donation, giving you 2X the power to help women, moms and families rise.
The first time I heard about MomsRising was a health care event in the summer of 2017 where kids were encouraged to wear superhero capes to Capitol Hill. I absolutely loved the visual of these amazing children taking over the government, a place where kids are rarely seen but where laws affecting their lives are made every single day.
I decided right then and there that I wanted to get involved with MomsRising.
I had just started my own organization at that time. Little Lobbyists is a family-led group advocating for kids with complex medical needs and disabilities, like Xiomara.
I believe in collaboration and partnership. As I was becoming a public advocate myself, I wanted to work with others who had been doing this work for some time. While I had much to contribute, I also had much to learn.
I found that in MomsRising. I really connected with the fact that we are moms (and dads) who just want a better world for our kids and are speaking up about it.
I hope you consider a contribution to this amazing organization today. I know your gift will make a difference.
Keep Rising, and fight like a mom.
Mom of Xiomara
Co-founder and Executive Director, Little Lobbyists