Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Progress for the People: 

Health Care and the Lihn Family - 2012 Democratic National Convention Video   

This video was shown be4 Stacy spoke.

Posted: 09/04/2012
Last Updated: 19 hours and 15 minutes ago
By: Associated Press By: Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, NC - An Arizona woman spoke at the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina about the impact of health care reform on her family.
Stacey Lihn addressed the convention Tuesday night in Charlotte and spoke about her daughter Zoe, who was born with a heart defect but can now get the care she needs.
At 6 months old, Zoe was halfway to her lifetime cap. But because the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from setting a lifetime dollar limit on most benefits, Zoe can now live a life without limits.
Lihn and her husband have been taking their daughter to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for treatment.
She was diagnosed in utero with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. It's fatal without early intervention and requires three open-heart surgeries over several years.

Colorado Student Overcomes Trials and Works for President

Posted by Dem Convention Digital on

Ryan Case shared his story with the world tonight at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Ryan grew up in Chicago. When he was in middle school, his mother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and at age 17, his father was laid off from his job as a research chemist and lost his health insurance. His father later got the flu, and unable to afford to go to the doctor, came down with pneumonia and eventually died.
As Ryan grew older, he had to put off going to college because with his mother’s MS, he had to work full time to support his family (just the two of them), going to school when he could. His mother passed away two years ago, so he decided to move to Colorado to go to school and start a new life.
Today, Ryan is a senior at UC Boulder, going to school largely on a Pell Grant, majoring in political science. He is taking this semester off from school to work full time with OFA as a Field Organizer. He said that he could not remain on the sidelines when there was so much at stake in this election.
Many were inspired by the story that Ryan shared. Debra Shore, a delegate from Illinois, declared, “It was powerful and real because it was genuine stories telling the truth of their lives and how Obama’s initatives make tangible differences in their lives.  I have a 28-year-old who two years ago learned he had testicular cancer.  He’s healthy today, but without the Affordable Care Act that provides protection for people with preexisting conditions, his entire future would have been circumscribed by a search for health insurance.”
Lindsay, a delegate and fellow Colorado resident, said that Ryan’s video “shows how President Obama’s passion and compassion have affected individuals across the country.”

Libby Bruce at the 2012 Democratic National Convention

Planned Parenthood, Endometriosis 

Denise Juneau at the 2012 Democratic National Convention

Teacher, first native American women to win a state wide election.

Johanny Adames at the 2012 Democratic National Convention

Student, Pell Grants, US Citizenship, November her first vote

Benita Veliz Becomes First Undocument  Immigrant to Address Party Convention

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