Julie Miller

Providence, Rhode Island

“I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007 and, more recently, Crohn’s disease in 2019. It’s extremely stressful to pay for two incredibly expensive treatments. It’s hard to even look at my medical bills. It already takes so much out of me to live with the physical symptoms of MS and Crohn’s, but in addition I am forced to fight with my insurance company and figure out how to pay for these drugs that I need. The stress I feel also contributes to a vicious cycle: Stress can make Crohn’s disease flare up, but having MS also makes me more susceptible to anxiety and other mental health issues.”

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