My name is Alanna Robles. I’m 36 years old. I had brain surgery(in 2009, at 28 yrs. old), have a device (VNS-Vagus Nerve Stimulator) that requires my battery to be changed every so many years, and take 3 meds for Epilepsy(which I have had since I was 8 months old). I have been receiving SSI and Medicaid since I was 24 years old. I wouldn’t be able to afford my medications or care if it weren’t for Medicaid! I also have asthma and hypothyroidism.