By the time my husband lost half a lung to a tumor, a severe allergic reaction sent our second child to the hospital for five days, I gave birth to two babies, three kids had tubes surgically implanted in their ears, our 10-month old was hospitalized with meningitis, and a colonoscopy and rectal biopsy on our newborn revealed ulcerative colitis – all within a 3-year period – we were in debt to almost every health care provider in town. All that to say, I understand what it feels like to struggle with financial problems.
The Senior Center is not nearly as bad off as my own family was back in the early 80’s.
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