“My name is Julie and I’m from Providence, Rhode Island. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007 and, more recently, Crohn’s disease in 2019. I’m currently self-employed and am not sure if I can return to a corporate job full time because my symptoms can be so severe. It feels very lonely at times because I don’t know anyone else with this particular combination of diseases. 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.”
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