Trevor Watts’s Story

May 30, 2024 Blogs

My name is Trevor Watts, and I reside in Roseburg, Oregon. I've led a fulfilling life, once a glazier by trade and now happily retired, dedicating my time to volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. However, my health journey took an unexpected turn when I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the age of 62.

Deanna Robinson’s Story

May 30, 2024 Blogs

My name is Deanna Robinson, and I reside in Mazeppa, Minnesota. I've spent my career in court reporting, but my life took a challenging turn when I was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in 1999.

Wendy Spinner’s Story

May 30, 2024 Blogs

My name is Wendy Spinner and I am from Brentwood, New York. I am 72 years old and a retired legal professional who is recovering from a stroke that took place March 14, 2023.

Elizabeth Moreland’s Story

May 29, 2024 Blogs

Hello P4AD community! My name is Elizabeth Moreland and I am a 26 year old engineer living in Cincinnati, Ohio.

I have been living with non-radiographic ankylosing spondylitis for 3 years now and was diagnosed with this condition in 2022. The condition is an inflammatory disease that affects the sacroiliac joint in the lower back, in which I was diagnosed after a year of not being able to run, walk around the block, or put dishes away without pain.

Ruth Wolfson-Phillips’s Story

May 15, 2024 Blogs

My name is Ruth Wolfson-Phillips, and I live in Beverly Hills, Florida. I've dedicated my career to health care as a legal nurse consultant, but my own health battles have been profound. At 73 years old, I've faced a myriad of diagnoses spanning decades, including chronic kidney disease, chronic pancreatitis, asthma, type 2 diabetes, anemia, COPD, and gastroparesis, among others. These conditions have not only taken a toll on my physical health but have also significantly impacted me mentally, socially, and financially.

Aly Elbaga’s Story

May 10, 2024 Blogs

Hello, my name is Aly Elbaga and I am 82 years old and living in Old Bridge, New Jersey. I am a retired chemist now on Medicare and living with heart flutters. Due to my condition, I have been taking Eliquis, Trelegy, and Propafenone, which are all expensive medications with high copays.

William McMichael’s Story

May 3, 2024 Blogs

In 2006, I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (Afib), which is a type of arrhythmia or abnormal heartbeat caused by extremely fast and irregular beats from the upper chambers of the heart. In 2010 and 2021, I had my right knee replaced. In 2012, I had my right hip replaced and in 2021, I also had surgery on my left shoulder.

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