Shannon Linford

A young woman with brown hair and glasses sits in front of a flag with a half-smile. 

I am joining the disability march because I believe that by virtue of being born, everyone deserves a healthy and happy life with equal protections under the law. I believe that the ADA is one of the most important pieces of legislation our country. I believe that we need to have a health care system that will give everyone access to affordable health insurance, regardless of employment status, pre-existing conditions, payment caps, etc.

Shannon is a 20-something from Northern Virginia with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, among other chronic illnesses. She blog about tackling life with autonomic dysfunctions at

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