Jacqueline Garibay

Austin, TX

“My name is Jacqueline Garibay and I’m a 19-year-old college student from Austin, Texas. Last year, I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, an autoimmune disorder that primarily affects my spine and has spread to most of my major joints. Without expensive biologic medications, my spine could fuse and leave me unable to walk by the time I’m out of school. I’ve tried three different biologics now while trying to find one that will work for me, and have had to pay incredibly high prices for all of them, even when they haven’t helped my condition. I live in constant worry about how I will be able to afford my expensive medications, my tuition, my rent, and my groceries at the same time.”

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