My name is Breanna and I am 23 years old. Luckily, I am still on my parents insurance and plan on staying on it until I can no longer. We are lucky that my father gets Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts for insurance through his work and we have been fortunate for that. However, I can not imagine having to pay out of pocket for foods to keep me healthy. I have spoken at the state house before and will continue to support those with PKU. I Recently graduated college with honors and I could have never done that without my health. My biggest accomplishment in life so far has been walking across a stage to receive my college diploma. College seemed like such a far away dream in high school even with access to a healthy lifestyle. Since I had the best doctors at Boston Childrens Hospital and the best parents who made my health their priority, PKU has never held me back. Everyone should have the right to live their life with happiness, energy, a clear mind, and no worries of not being able to care for your body the right way because you simply can’t afford it. We need to fight for everyone to be able to live a happy and most importantly healthy life.
- Mabel, 10 months