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Our sweet, beautiful daughter was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at the age of 25.  During her first MS event, she was uninsured and the bills from that treatment alone required her to declare bankruptcy.

And if that’s not bad enough, because she now has a pre-existing condition, she cannot get health insurance at a cost she and her family can afford.  The only coverage she was offered was $700 per month with a high deductible and only covered 80% of all costs.

Like many young people, my daughter and her husband are working hard to try to get ahead.  Erin is a cosmetologist and Nate does seasonal road work that means he is laid off each winter.  Already, Erin’s job is a problem because standing for many hours triggers numbness caused by her spinal lesions.

They have one small child and another on the way – a choice they are making so they can have children while she is healthy enough physically.

We pray every day that her health holds up until health reform means access to affordable coverage for all.

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