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August 3, 2011
Growing up, I was not your typical little girl. I never dreamed of finding my Prince Charming. I never planned my “Big Fat Mexican Wedding”. And, I never imagined that I would be a mother. When my childhood friends were out playing house, I was playing office. When they played with their dolls, I played with my typewriter. But, that all changed when I found myself pregnant at 24. I hadn’t planned on getting pregnant. In fact, it was a…surprise. I rushed into a marriage that I wasn’t prepared for and started to prepare for a life I knew nothing about. I was a very immature 24-year-old, and I...
September 21, 2010
I am a single mother of two children. My employer provides healthcare for me and only me. My son is provided insurance coverage by his biological father, but my daughter Karina, who is not only a a junior in high school, but an athlete, as she runs in her high school's cross country team, didn't have health insurance. Last year, after an invitational - where approximately 20 schools competed - she came home with a pain in her left hip/pelvic region. The pain was persistent, even after icing. She continued to run, which only aggravated the pain. I finally had to demand that she stop running,...