My ABC 7 Chicago Segment

Hi, I know I haven’t posted in a while. It’s because I’ve been fighting for healthcare non-stop with the Healthcare Rights Coalition to prevent $700 billion cuts to Medicaid and the return of annual and lifetime limits among other things that would result in loss of coverage for millions of Americans.  The other reason I haven’t posted is because I have been in a lot of pain the past two weeks due to some medical tests I had to take.  Anyway, somehow miraculously I was able to give this speech last week–Senator Durbin’s office called me and asked me to speak at Rush University Medical Center about how the current Senate bill through its Medicaid caps would hurt people with disabilities, chronic illnesses, and children.  We had eight speakers at the event including of course Senator Durbin.  The actual video of my short speech is on Access Living’s Facebook page here (some people have asked me about it).  ABC News featured parts of my speech and the Senator’s.  Many thanks to ABC News 7 (Chicago)’s Sarah Schulte for covering the event.  You can watch it below:

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–Your Stylist, Jessica Gimeno

JessicaGimeno

Hi, I have five illnesses--bipolar disorder, myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular autoimmune disease), polycystic ovarian syndrome, asthma, and psoriasis. Most of the organs in my body are affected. I'm dedicated to being a stylist for sick women. As someone who has experienced changes in my appearance due to my 12 meds (including Prednisone), I know how hard it can be when your face and body change overnight. (In fact, because of treatment, between 2008 to 2010, I went from a size 0 to a size 10. While I lost the weight, there are permanent changes in my face and body, which I've grown to appreciate.) My blog will also help women deal with other issues like surviving chronic pain and fatigue. Healthy people can also use this blog as a window into what life with illness is like. Let this website be a place where we can draw strength from each other despite our illnesses and find solutions to our everyday challenges!

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