I have cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease that slowly destroys the lungs through repeated infections. There is no cure. I am unable to work because the medical treatments that keep me alive take up at least 4-5 hours of every day. I am unable to attend the march because the travel and the exposure to such large crowds would leave me vulnerable to dangerous infections. The ACA that protects people with pre-existing conditions and bans lifetime caps is crucial to the survival of many people with cystic fibrosis. I am marching to voice my support for the preservation of those protections. I am also marching to voice my support for the protection of hard won civil rights that I feel are threatened by this administration. We can’t go backwards.