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Fatima Preciado will never forget the day her older sister suffered her first seizure. News of epilepsy would bring sadness and stress for any family, but for the Preciado family, it also put them at risk of losing their home as they questioned how they’d pay for care.
Fatima remembers times when her sister went weeks without medication because her family couldn’t afford it, causing her sister to suffer uncontrollable epileptic seizures.
Fatima and her siblings were among the nearly 17,600 Oregon kids who are ineligible for health insurance under the Oregon Health Plan. For these kids and their families, a lack of health insurance means untreated illnesses, unfilled cavities, unhealed injuries and unnecessary trips to the emergency room. The result is often tragic: medical emergencies that turn into family bankruptcies, and preventable diseases that become chronic illnesses and jeopardize lives.
We need your help. We believe we can do better for kids like Fatima and her siblings. We’re fighting to extend health coverage to every kid who calls Oregon home.Join us on Friday, May 12th from 9AM to 3:30PM to send a strong message to YOUR legislators.
Location Address: St Mark Lutheran Church 790 Marion St NE, Salem, OR 9730
Our children are counting on us to secure their health care coverage. Let’s be part of the solution!
Linda Roman, Director of Health Policy & Government Relations.
P.S. Can’t come to advocacy day? Contact your legislators here!