Nelie

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I am unable to swallow at all or to speak clearly after treatment for oral cancer 12 years ago. I get my nutrition via gtube and have to grind up pills every four hours and take through the tube. I also have a Trach. Despite all this, I am lucky to have an employer that has accommodated these disabilities. But for many other jobs that wouldn’t be possible and I would be completely dependent on the ACA and disability coverage from social security and if the radiation fibrosis which caused all this continued to worsen I may still need this. Not to mention that lifetime limits on coverage would totally screw me over and mean that if I got a cancer recurrence I likely would not be able to afford treatment! I am virtually “marching” for all cancer warriors left with lasting disabilities. There are lots of us. Don’t abandon us!

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