Orange County, FL
Adriana Lasanta Bondy is a 42-year-old single mother of two minor children, ages 15 and 10. She moved to the Orlando area two years ago after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico.
She has also suffered all her life from gastrointestinal issues, including GERT and diverticulitis. She has a high tolerance for pain and is often unaware of a flare-up until it has become well-advanced. If she had ongoing care, she could be monitored to avoid emergency situations. She must stay healthy in order to work and provide for her children.
Adriana would also like to go back to school in order to obtain her Florida practice license. With an in-state license she could get a job with better pay and health insurance, but the cost of school is currently out of reach. Adriana hopes to have reliable healthcare coverage so she can access the routine medical care her conditions as needed, and receive the necessary follow up to her worrisome mammogram. This would be one less stress, as she struggles to pay her bills, save money to go back to school and raise her two sons as a single mom.
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