“My name is Sa’ra Skipper and I am a diabetes patient and advocate. I have lived with type 1 diabetes since the age of 5. If lives depend on insulin, why is the price so high? This question is what propelled me into advocacy. As a diabetic, you have to fight so hard physically and mentally just to survive. My parents live with the constant fear of losing a child. There shouldn’t be a price tag on my life. I shouldn’t have to decide if I’m going to pay for living expenses or pay for insulin. Insulin was created with the intent for it to be accessible to everyone who needs it, and no matter how long it takes we will keep building our numbers and demanding change –– because our lives depend on it.”
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