Marcus LaCour

Cincinnati, Ohio

“My name is Marcus LaCour and I’m a husband, father, and minister. In 2000, during my sophomore year of high school, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Since my diagnosis, insulin has helped to keep my diabetes under control. But struggling to get my insulin has also become a pattern in my life. While between jobs, I have been unable to afford my insulin altogether. I have been forced to rely on samples from my doctor, ration my insulin, or simply go without. In one of my hardest times, I was rationing my insulin while my wife skipped meals to help pay for it. I’m tired of worrying about what would happen to my family if I lost my job or had to change insurance. I’m tired of reading stories about someone passing away because they couldn’t afford the medication they need to survive.”

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