My name is Jacqueline Garibay and I’m a 22-year-old college student from Austin, Texas. The last time I shared my story I was 19, now three years later some changes have been made but I am still being subjected to Big Pharma’s never-ending greed.
My name is Melissa Tavares, I am 31 years old and from Edgewater, Maryland. I am a mother of two, with both my son Victor and daughter Nina diagnosed with epilepsy. Parenthood has thus remained a blessing but it has come with its tremendous challenges as no one ever expects to have two toddlers with medical conditions that require expensive medications.
My name is Bob Parant, and I have been living with type 1 diabetes for 50 years. I am one of the 3.3 million Medicare beneficiaries who need insulin. I was diagnosed during what I call the “dark ages” of diabetes and have had many challenges along the way, including losing my leg.
My name is Emily. I’m a 26-year-old from Washington, D.C., and I live with psoriatic arthritis.