I’m a full-time professional, a mother and a wife. My husband and I may not make a lot of money, but we own our home, pay our taxes, and work hard every day. We’ve survived the recession but we’ve still been affected by the economic downturn here in Northern Nevada.
I have mild hemeplegic cerebral palsy. You can’t tell by looking at me, but it still causes my 36-year-old body to suffer arthritis and endure lots of pain. It hasn’t stopped me from putting myself through college and now working towards my MBA at the University of Nevada, Reno.
I’ve never thought or felt that I’m entitled to anything, despite my disability. I’m not asking the government for help, but I do want a leader who will think about what we, as a society, need. I want a president who will improve our quality of life.
When I think about Barack Obama, I see someone who’s really thinking about how to help the American people. I know he believes in what he’s saying and what he’s doing. It’s why he passed health care reform.
Obamacare has made my life so much easier. Now I’m not going to have to worry about being denied insurance because I have cerebral palsy. My physical therapy and rehabilitation are no longer capped out for me. It gives me comfort to know I’ll be covered.
This election will be the turning point both for Nevada and for America. If Barack Obama is reelected, we’re going to see new things happening. We’ll protect the progress we’ve made, with health care and the economy. And things will get better not just for me, but also for my friends, my relatives and my country.